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Share your Fair Trade Practices!

Fair Trade experience

In the “Coffee Open Space” we will share Fair Trade practices among local groups, organizations and citizens. Send us yours! 

What is the Open Space – Coffee?

This Coffee Open Space is an invitation to share the experiences among the local groups of Fair Trade Towns. It´s also open to organizations, entities and people that is already working to promote Trade in their cities. The objective of this session is to show successful keys that can be shared and replicated in other contexts and towns. It´s also an opportunity to construct collaboration networks between different cities and local groups involved in Fair Trade Towns Campaign.

How is the dynamics of the Coffee – Open Space?

  1. Each experience will be presented in a poster format, with illustrations, photographs, data and relevant information.  You can also include graphic materials like brochures, didactic materials, audiovisual, web, etc.
  2. Each experience will have 4 minutes for the presentation in a plenary session. It is not necessary to go into detail, but to highlight the keys that have been the success of your experience. The ideal would be to have two people presenting each experience,  one person who presents the experience and another helping writing in sticky notes the keys to the success of their experience. In the plenary session we will present the 8 experiences selected (This part would have an estimated duration of 40 minutes).
  3. After the presentation at the plenary, there would be a EXPERIENCE FAIR, in which each of the 8 initiatives will be show at the information desk. At the same time, there will be coffee and breakfast available, so while the assistants visit the Fair they can also have a Fair Trade Coffee. The aim of the Fair is that assistants get deeper information, share experiences and have network contacts. The Fair will have a duration of 25 minutes
  4. Poster for each experience will be displayed until the end of the Conference.We recommend to include contacts details, web data and valued information about the experience.

Why to fill out this form? 8 experiences will be selected for the presentation in the Coffee – Open Space.

We will share the keys to success of some towns good practices and experiences on Fair Trade promotion at the cafeteria/open space. We will need to know previously the experiences to share, and that is why we have designed the form you’ll find next, so that all the good practices are structured in the same way and provide the same information. We can exhibit a maximum of 8 experiences, so if we receive more, a selection process will be held and the criteria will be timely shared with all the participants. Anyway, all the good practices and experiences received will be uploaded to the website and shared along with the Conference conclusions.

How to present the experiences?

The experiences presentation at the Conference will be brief and the exhibit will follow the poster format. That’s why we need to gather the key information, the most relevant issues that in your opinion granted the experience success.

If your experience is selected for the Conference exhibit, you will have to get the poster ready. It must have a very graphic design so it really stands out and grab the attention of all participants, getting them to want to know your experience better. The poster technical requirements will be announced timely.

At the Conference you will count with 4 minutes to present your experience and 15 minutes at the Experiences Fair. This Fair is meant for you to broaden the information about the experience to the interested participants, who will be able to reach you at your stand. As you can see, we will have very limited time so it’s important to be clear and concise.

For the presentation you can bring all the visual resources you find useful to catch the attention on your experience. If you need some additional resources from our side, we will try our best to provide them. This information will be asked once your experience is selected for the Conference.

Complete your form (pdf)

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