Author Archives: Martin Eliasson

About Martin Eliasson

Ex. Coordinator for Goose-Network 2012-2014 and de-facto coordinator 2015. Resident program manager emeritus at Vässarö and generally a nice guy. Member of European Guide and Scout Centre Managers Conference 2013 and 2015.

ECMC 2017 – Programme

The Main programme for ECMC 2017 is basically ready now and it is rather full. Here are the keynotes and workshops. Keynotes Keynote 1 – “Vision 2023: Where WOSM is going, why and how Scout Centers can help?” João Armando, … Continue reading

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ECMC 2017 – Beautifull Iceland

In the very beginning of June this year, the ECMC planning team went to the Icelandic centre Úlfliótsvatn as part of our preparations for the event. Imagine the following. It’s ten o’clock in the evening, you are supposed to be … Continue reading

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ECMC 2017 – Micro Presentations

This post reflects Martin Eliassons opinions and may not reflect the CMCs opinions. I always try to bring some change to the CMC. It’s my third time on the planning team and I always want to try one new concept. … Continue reading

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ECMC 2017 – Programme Draft

The Draft programme for the ECMC is now out. Below for you enjoyment. I’m really excited about the workshops and keynotes but we are not quite ready to publish the full list yet. ecmc2017_programme_v5

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ECMC 2017 – Thoughts on coordinating the programme

It is soon time for the ECMC planning team to meet for a weekend of planning and that is some kind of milestone. The general concept on how the programme of the ECMC is delivered is pretty stable I would … Continue reading

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Why then do utopian communities so often fail?

We scouts want to build a better world and scout centres are related to communities, so I found this article at AEON very interesting. https://aeon.co/essays/like-start-ups-most-intentional-communities-fail-why Food for thought. Why then do utopian communities so often fail? Interestingly, attrition rates for … Continue reading

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CMC 2015 Connection – The relationship between fun and informal learning

The theme of the CMC 2015 was Learning to Grow and an important part of that theme was centred around informal learning and education. I feel it was a highly important topic and well worth following up and so the … Continue reading

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