Bridges towards Europe through social media conversations
“The essential challenge is to transform the isolation and self-interest within our communities into connectedness and caring for the whole.”
Blog CyEU2012 was the first open space conversation, organised around the opportunity to co-create some dimension of the community’s expression wanting to be part of the conversations as the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union unfolds.
The idea to curate a space highlighting themes for reflection and the process of growing ties to Europe, Citizen Journalism and the growing interactivity in the Mediascape.
It is not an invitation to complain or even “solve problems”, yet without overlooking existing challenges, it is the desire to focus voluntarily our attention on existing strengths and assets to express views and opinions on how citizens views can shape and help to build a intelligible voice that can be shared with our extended compatriots.
As the idea to bring together civic media influentials in Brussels emerged (a call from Europe), it made sense to us that an initial EuroBlogging effort in Cyprus did have to emerge with the objective to carry the message and agglutinate authors with a desire for participation. Among early adopters diversecyti, protesilaos, myriaswords, ccmc – the Cyprus blogger list on twitter made it very helpful to elaborate the list of Cyprus Blogs to follow online.
Hacking the Cyprus Presidency
We are looking forward to be adding to this list shortly as our agenda and purpose unfolds in the context of blogger outreach and influencing the digital agenda.