Toward Berlin 2014: Raising our profile in Germany

I was invited to Gottingen, Germany yesterday to give a talk at a conference with that title.  My talk is here.  It was a great opportunity to begin building bridges with the German trade union movement, as the event was organized by their foundation (the Hans Boeckler Stiftung) and I was on a panel with two German trade unionists, one from the national center (DGB), the other from the ILO.  All this is very important in the run-up to the LabourStart Global Solidarity Conference due to be held in May 2014 in Berlin.

We need to do a lot of work to raise LabourStart’s profile in Germany in the next 30 months.  Here is where we stand today:

Mailing list: 1,271 names (up from about 800 a year ago)

Correspondents: we have at least 11 correspondents in Germany – though they are not particularly active.  (We’ve had over 3,000 news stories about Germany posted on LabourStart – but mostly by correspondents from outside the country – see here. )

We should aim to grow these numbers over time.

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