VULCA EUROPEAN PROGRAM

Who we are? 

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

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.

More info on the United Nation report

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)

More info these reports:

  1. Overview of the Maker Movement in European Union
  2. Future of Work: Perspective from the Maker Movement

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.

Vulca is mainly keeping working thanks to 3 of us

Thomas Sanz

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.

You can always reach him on Linkedin or Twitter and make sure to start discussing about geography first!

He is a mapping enthousiast

#VulcaResearch
Aleksandra Sljukic

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

You can always reach her on Linkedin or Twitter and make sure to offer her a coffee!

She loves coffee!

#VulcaSeminar
Alexandre Rousselet

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.

You can always reach him on Linkedin or Twitter and make sure to talk about hammock!

He loves hocking hammock!

#VulcaTour

Vulca’s friends & contributors

Alex.B

European Solidarity Corps expert

half maker / half hacker

Inesa.M

Community Manager

Unkrainian Europe Addict

Jakub.C

Poland direct contact

Dad of two young next generation makers

Peter.T

Researchers & Vulca Advisor

Love to read PhD and make stuff

Vulca’s friends & contributors

Alex.B

European Solidarity Corps expert

half maker / half hacker

Inesa.M

join our team

and make a difference

Jakub.C

Poland direct contact

Dad of two young next generation makers

Peter.T

Researchers

Love to read PhD and make stuff

Vulca’s board 2019 – 2020

Nicolas Fifre

President

Louis Reigneaud

Treasurer

Marjorie Ansion

Secretary

Contact Us

If you want to be at the heart of VULCA or if you have some questions, feel free to contact us

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