Oproep 2: Duurzaam internationaal werken

SELECTED - Tackling creative desertification of the countryside in Europe

Welk aspect van internationaal werken houdt je bezig?

The way we travel, the number of planes professionals take each year and the fact we travel from a city to another without experiencing what's between


The main issue here is that professionals from the cultural sector (and beyond) use to take a plane to go to a professional event over the week or the weekend, come back home for a few days/weeks and travel again. They go from their home (mostly often a big city) to another city. One idea would be to achieve to map the continent with dedicated short-term co-working space at each main train junction over Europe. People travel by plane because "they don't have time to take a train". But most of the time, by taking a train, they can : enjoy an internet connection and continue to work, they don't have to be at the station 2 hours in advance before the departure, they don't arrive at 30km from the center of the city they want to reach. Just imagine someone from Brussels, travelling to Thessaloniki and stopping to live and work for a few days in Graz and share an office with people travelling from Milan to Warsaw. This sustainable way of travel could foster many meetings, professional matching and collaborations.

Hoe kan dit impact hebben op de internationale praktijk die zich ontplooit binnen of met Vlaanderen en Brussel en daarbuiten?

By avoiding planes, international meetings could happen more often in Antwerp, Gent, Brugge or Namur or Liège instead of being hold most of the time in Brussels. Mapping and indexing creative spaces and gathering it under one project or one website - just as Airbnb but in a fair and creative way, could create a better understanding of our territories, our nature and foster local economy while lowering the impact of plane travel.

Heb je tijd om je vanaf mei 2021 voor een periode van 6 maanden tot max. 1 jaar regelmatig (bvb. maandelijks) te engageren voor online meetings?



It will depend on the evolution of the pandemic and its impact on my main professional activity but definitely on evenings and weekends but if I can, weekdays would be better.

Heb je toegang tot een stabiele internetverbinding?


In welke tijdzone bevind je je?

CET-Central European Time-UTC +1

Welke talen spreek en begrijp je?

French, English


Loïc Marszalek