Vulca European Program

Vulca is a non-profit organisation with the mission to bring citizens ideas to EU policy makers using a bottom-up approach.

What we do . . .

In 2014 we started exploring the makers’ movement by meeting makers all over Europe face-to-face. The personal connection made us realise the full potential of makers’ community and the impact citizens’ skills and knowledge make at the local level, particularly in spaces such as fab labs, maker/hackerspaces.

All of them are already recognized by the European Commission (DG Joint Research Center)

Why we do it . . .

We firmly believe that mobility brings the M_Hackers community together and enables easier conduction of distributed projects, which would help achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

Furthermore, the cross-border activities would better implement collective solutions in order to reach overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social disparities, strengthen economic competitiveness, increase the quality of education and reduce poverty.

How we do it . . .

Vulca started its field research with the aim to understand the impact of makers’ community. For this purpose, we activate a community of people who are living nomad life to explore M_Hakerspaces in Europe from villages to capitals. Through unlocking the potential of makers’ movement, Vulca is becoming an expert on precisely interconnecting the activities of individual makers/Hackers with fab labs and M_Hakerspaces and also with networks.

The quality of our recommendations is based on the years of experience of our explorers. Being on the field helped us to develop a deep understanding of different thematics and needs of citizens as well as to develop a network that covers a wide geographical scope.

As an example of our work, the recent DG EAC call for Makers Mobility Pilot Project was partly launched based on our proposals to policy makers.

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Vulca’s board 2020 – 2021

Alex. Rousselet

President

Alexandre involve in Vulca since the first day. He is our most connected member and of Vulca and love to connect people with each other.

Reach him on Linkedin or Twitter and make sure to talk about hammock! He loves hocking hammock!

#VulcaTour

Aleksandra Sljukic

Secreatry

Aleksandra involve in Vulca since 2018 and turned to pilot the organisation of the 3rd and 4th Vulca Seminar in Poland and Croatia.

Just reach her on Linkedin or Twitter and make sure to offer her a coffee! She loves coffee!

#VulcaSeminar

Thomas Sanz

Treasurer

Thomas involve in Vulca since 2018 and decided to mobilize his time and energy to create a group of reasearchers around Vulca to help each other.

Reach him on Linkedin or Twitter and make sure to start discussing about geography first! He is a mapping enthousiast

#VulcaExperimenta

Nicolas Fifre

Vice president

Nicolas involves in Vulca from the beginning. He likes spending time on the cooperation development inside the organization
and thinking about new software/web solutions. 

Catch him on on Linkedin or Twitter. You can start the discussion by a fun fact about your country / region! He loves anecdotes!

Jacub Czaplicki

Vice secreatry

Jakub has been involved in Vulca since mid-2019.

A physicist by education, programmer by profession actively participates in the Polish maker movement.

Catch him on Linkedin or Twitter
but he is often busy to 3D print toys broken by his lovely kid

Marjorie Ansion

Vice treasurer

Marjorie involve Vulca since the first day.

She is a independent freelance journalist and she specializes in the collaborative economy in her articles.

Reach her on Linkedin or Twitter 
and start with sharing a music … she likes to discover new tune!