We are calling all country representatives to take part in this new fantastic initiative at the global level headed by YPARD Belgium's country representative, Michael Ruggeri. The Virtual Coffee Chats initiative's objective is to provide YPARD CR from around the globe the opportunity to get to know each other better and exchange ideas.
Country representatives can express their interest by filling up the form here before June 25, 23:59 CET. Participants are then paired randomly each week over the course of 6 weeks.
The randomly paired couple will be put in touch at the end of every week and they will be free to decide what time / day better suits them (also taking into account their time zones). The meetings can take place via Zoom / Teams / WhatsApp or whichever platform individuals prefer.
Since we want to avoid having the same people paired more than once, participants should notify when they are not able to meet at least 72 hours before, so that they can be paired again.
Participants can extend the invite to the weekly meetings to other YPARDians from their country (e.g., communication representatives). It would be good to have some material we could possibly share on social media (e.g., pictures) and testimonies.
We hope that this initiative will allow for participants to connect with country representatives, get a fresh perspective and connect. We believe this initiative can make us stronger as a community especially in times when meeting in person is difficult.