/// - XR Belgium can be a kind of "starter kit" that every local group needs. This way, it does not have to be rethought every time (e.g. xr talk, art, starter kit, database with visuals for social media, photos, expertise for larger civil disobedience actions, legal information).
More tools for local groups. And simple things ! ¶/ - focus on making connections between locals¶
/ Use examples of local effects of the emergency.
¶/ - creating a kind of "menu" can be to give ideas to local groups. For example: Vision actions, Beautifully designed actions (art), Regenerative actions - On instagram you have xrcomsci and they give a very nice visual overview of all means of action.¶
/ - Provide a helpline for rebels to ask for and pass on information at the local level.
¶/ - XR Belgium can pass on information about local actions and activities to other local groups.
¶/ - Organise a time and place where people working on certain projects (e.g. translation) can get together to ask questions, support each other or simply work together.
¶/ - Make sure that people participating in national groups are not overburdened, otherwise they have to withdraw from local groups because they have too much work. As a result, we lose the link between the local and the national level.
¶/ - Gather examples of best practice at national level, including reporting on actions that did not work well or were too risky.
¶/ - Organise meetings where people from all local groups can come together.¶
/ - Offer moments of exchange between local groups or on certain topics.
¶/ - Open meetings in local groups, where you can go from another group just to participate and see how they are doing, what they are doing, etc. / - Open meetings in local groups, where you can go to another group just to participate and see how they are doing, what they are doing, etc.¶
// - Stimulate the Buddies system between rebels from different groups.
¶// - Listen to what is happening in the local groups and put the right people in touch, so that they can organise something together rather than with each other. For example, learning how to do silk-screen printing, organising empathy circles together, ...
¶/. support for local groups is mentioned but only includes support for organising actions and amplifying the message.¶
/. further build the capacity of local groups by organising fundraising training once a year for local groups and providing ongoing ad hoc support to ensure that local groups can raise funds independently
¶/. strengthen the interconnection between local groups by collaborating in fundraising for similar local activities and actions ¶
/. further consolidate some of the national processes related to fundraising and in particular monitoring, by proposing a simplified process for collecting information from local groups and national circles.¶
/. To really collaborate, it is also necessary to create links between local people. For example, having ambassadors who are regularly present elsewhere and can make the link.¶/. If the French-speaking part of XR had more meetings of its own, this would help to build cohesion and motivation.