Kick-off-session of a virtual tandem-pilot


The German network of the ALF is organising a small pilot tandem format entitled „How‘s life in…?”.

The kick-off event took place virtually on 21st March 2023. This first session was designed to get to know each other and to find space and time for the next meetings in the small groups.

The objective is to bring members from the German network together with other engaged citizens from ALF countries.

The idea is to transfer the classic concept of „penpals“ to the virtual space. Two (or sometimes three) people were matched and will have some one-to-one-meetings online in a relaxed atmosphere.

They can cook together, can take the partner to an art exhibition via smart phone, exchange recommendations or „coups de coeurs“ for movies or literature, work together on a climate change project, make music together, exchange about family and everyday life, read texts together.

During this first pilot phase the coordinators are working with a small group of members who are curious, who want to try something new and who want to share their experiences afterwards so that the program can be developed further.

After the initial online-event on 21st march, the duos or trios will have 3 meetings of 30 minutes and afterwards share their experiences in a final online-event.