Multi channel inbound marketing

Future Agenda

Jatin Kataria & Ivaylo Vasilev*

On the last day of the Summit, prior to the Gala, members of the C:F community who came to Bled spent an afternoon in a work-shop focused on our agendas for the future. Working in teams, the participants had to brainstorm, and then select viable project proposals that could be taken up by the C:F community in the near future. Many seminars, conferences, initiatives never follow up on their activities. Challenge:Future does. A room full of students from over thirty countries patiently thought, discussed in groups, and reasoned openly about their favorite initiatives. Then each group selected an officer who would be responsible for overseeing the process of implementing their project. So what are these projects? Zhikica Pagovski from Macedonia came up with one of the more pronounced ideas, and he was invited to speak about it in a panel discussion during the Gala Summit. What he proposed was to expand Challenge:Future through a series of networks from within universities across the world. The current participants, who attended the Summit in Bled, would establish local chapters of Challenge:Future in their own countries and universities. This would ensure sustainability and continuity of participants as well as raise awareness about the objectives of Challenge:Future. This network will be a great way to connect and keep in touch, as well as implement future projects across the world.

Another group proposal, borrowing from the education theme of this year’s Challenge:Future, focused on creating a so-called C:F online university. This free, open-source educational electronic facility was envisioned to enable people to share, learn, and interact with each other in one place globally. Open to all, this project’s next step, as outlined and undertaken by the group which proposed it, is to meet local and global international organizations to discuss its viability.

A third project, related to the previous one, also focused on education. This team proposed a C:F idea sharing between school sand colleges. There would be specific guidelines and selected speakers who will give lectures within a C:F platform open for all.Each country has a coordinator who will communicate in a network of their own.

Another proposal, called C:F Ex, targets the three terms: Experience, Exchange and Excelling. The main idea is to get more people,especially students, to go live in villages and towns in troubled areas in the world. Seeing local communities by actually traveling to and living in them could help solve problems better than the current status quo.

Among other proposals, one team’s solution focused on furthering the role of the Youth Advisory Board for Challenge:Future. This team of students had worked together for the entire duration of the global competition, and their proposal was that the board not be dis-solved after the end of the competition.The board and the ambassadors, who are responsible for recruiting new C:F participants, would explore opportunities to link their activities within Challenge:Future to the United Nations,perhaps establishing connections with the UN youth ambassadors who represent various countries of the world.

Another interesting proposition dealt with product labeling. The goal of that proposal was to promote knowledge about the amounts of water and carbon used in producing goods. This could be done through a global movement in business circles, and the final end result is envisioned to be clear labels on products that reveal the virtual water and virtual carbon for each item. Such an initiative could help build increased awareness of global climate change and water problems in a way that bolsters people’s environmental participation in deciding which goods to buy or not. The labeling would also pressure businesses to pay more attention to their consumption of water and carbon-based energy.

Various other problems and solutions were also presented, including steps to accomplish them. Some of these the future agendas needed further work,but others are well ready for implementation. It is only a matter of time for students to return to their universities from the summer holidays and commence their plans.

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*Jatin Kataria & Ivaylo Vasilev are members of the C:F community.

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Andreja Kodrin (C:F Management)

Andreja Kodrin (C:F Management) | Action team | CF Chapters

These great ideas should not be forgotten! Working on next strategic plan for C:F during this summer we have integrated many of them. Now, it is time to implement them!

26th August, 2010 @ 3:03 PM CEST

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra | Action team

C:F is vibrant!!!

28th August, 2010 @ 7:07 AM CEST

Dharmesh Bhadja

Dharmesh Bhadja | Action team

yes... i also want to add with Andreja that in many competitions the tremendous and energetic ideas though they are not winner or on the top... i like the way all the ideas are appreciated and studies in detailed...

thanks to give exclusionary and precise work to us, those who have not attended summit... thanks to Jatin and Ivaylo

28th October, 2010 @ 7:49 PM CEST

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