Bridge 47 | Global BarCamp 4.7

Bridge 47 invites you to join its completely interactive participant led virtual Barcamp on November 24, 2020. It’s a space for critical discussion on the many facets of transformative learning and SDG 4.7 in these unprecedented times.

Virtual campfire debates provide participants unique spaces for in-depth discussions about  ideas, experiences and stories as they network and expand their own knowledge and ability for action. Active participation and sharing of all participants is the foundation of the barcamp experience.

In contrast to traditional conferences or congresses, the barcamp programme is not pre- determined but is designed by the participants themselves at the beginning of the event.

Everyone is invited – come meet other educators, researchers, volunteers, activists, policy makers etc.! Participation is free of charge

What is Bridge 47?

Bridge 47 was created to bring people together to share and learn from each other. We mobilise civil society from all around the world to contribute to positive transformation in societies through lifelong learning and Global Citizenship Education.

Bridge 47 is supported by a project that is co-created by 15 European and global partners and funded by the European Union.

What is the format of this event?

We will meet in different video conference rooms and the sessions will last 45 minutes. It is possible to participate in the discussions as well as to create a session. It is our goal that all participants can participate in the Barcamp as equally as possible. A barcamp is a kind of conference, similar to open space, but without fixed speakers and workshops. In 2005, the first barcamp was held in San Francisco, and the concept has now become an international tradition.

Barcamps were born out of the need for people to exchange and learn from each other in an open environment. It is an intensive event with discussions, presentations and interaction among the participants. Anyone who has something to contribute or wants to learn is welcome and encouraged to participate. If you do participate, be prepared to exchange ideas with other bar campers. When you leave, be prepared to share your experiences with the rest of the world.

Session proposals

Independent of your registration, you can announce session proposals in advance via your registration form. The deadline to register is November 22. The session proposals will then officially be submitted again at the beginning of the event. The participants decide at the beginning of the event whether the session takes place.

Framework programme

This framework programme provides an overview and helps you to organise your time. The contents are entered at the event.

Informal get together 12:30-13:00

Welcome/session planning 13:00 – 13:45

Session slot 1 14:00 – 14:45

Session slot 2 15:00 – 15:45

Session slot 3 16:00 – 16:45

Plenary Closing 17:00-17:30

Barcamp Rules

1. Everyone talks about the Barcamp before and after

The Barcamp lives from communication. So everyone should share information about the event in advance and report, blog and tweet about it afterwards.

2. No spectators, only participants

This isn’t just a place to lean back and listen! It is all about discussion and exchange. The sessions are as exciting as the participants make them. The format lives from the activity and interest of the participants. All participants are therefore expected to be actively involved and not passively consuming. You can get involved by offering your own contribution. The minimum form of contribution is active participation/co-discussion in the sessions offered or sharing one’s own knowledge and experience with other participants.

3. Planned unplanned

There is no fixed agenda (apart from the framework programme). The conference plan is only created by the participants. The schedule for all sessions is drawn up on the day itself. The participants determine the content by contributing content themselves, moderating discussions or raising questions.

4. Equal opportunities

Session facilitators and participants meet on an equal footing. Everybody can contribute to the topics and participate in the discussions. Everyone appears on an equal footing with everyone else.

5. Flexibility

If you notice during a session that it isn’t right for you, you can leave the room at anytime and switch to another session. There are always several sessions running in parallel. Nobody will be angry with you if you change the room.

6. Don’t be shy!

Even „immature“ ideas, concepts and food for thought can be worth a session. Use the networking at the Barcamp and take advantage of the discussion rounds!


You can register at Deadline for registration is 22 November. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ricarda Motschilnig at and/or Alen Maletic at

More information

Source: Bridge 47 – Building Global Citizenship, 05 November 2020