Bring Philosophy for Children to you: host the SOPHIA Network Meeting 2022

This is the call for proposals for hosting SOPHIA Network Meeting in 2022. Deadline for proposals is noon on January 30th 2022. The host country will be selected by the Executives and will be informed at the latest by February 28th 2022.

Please send a completed proposal to:
President Emma Worley emma@philosophy-foundation.org
Treasurer Rob Bartels robbartels@xs4all.nl
Secretary Joos Vollebregt joosvollebregt81@gmail.com
Network Meeting Co-ordinators Tugce Buyukugurlu tugceebesek@gmail.com & Steve Hoggins steve@philosophy-foundation.org

Proposals should follow the outline below, and will be selected according to which proposal best fulfils the criteria.

In light of the unpredictability, we face due to COVID, we ask potential hosts to have a contingency if there are travel restrictions in 2022. Please pay attention to this in your proposal.

If you have any questions about the proposals or procedure, please contact emma@philosophy-foundation.org

SOPHIA EXECUTIVE CHOOSE HOST COUNTRY/COORDINATOR USING THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
• Reliable contact (replies promptly to e-mails etc)
• Free venue
• National advertising of SOPHIA in Host country
• Should stimulate Philosophy with Children in Host country
• Should generate new members for SOPHIA
• Accessible for travel throughout Europe
• Accommodation available near to venue
• Accommodation reasonably priced (members pay their own accommodation)
• Lunch, coffee, tea and water etc. provided
• Technical equipment provided (for videos, power points, etc.)

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR PROPOSAL:
1. HOST/S
2. MAIN CONTACT
3. MARKETING / ADVERTISING OF MEETING WITHIN HOST COUNTRY
4. SUGGESTED DATES
5. PROPOSED TIMETABLE
6. SUGGESTED THEME/S TO TIE MEETING TO LOCATION (will be discussed with Executive Team)
7. ADDITIONAL MATERIAL / EVENT DETAILS (additional events that draw attention to the host country’s activities,        research or other efforts in the field are encouraged)
8. VENUE & SUPPORT AVAILABLE
9. TRAVEL
10. ACCOMMODATION

11. CULTURAL EVENT – in order to distinguish between online and in-real-life events we are suggesting that hosts propose a cultural event to introduce visitors to their country / town. This could be an arranged walk on the day after the meeting, for example, or an evening tour of local sites.
12. ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS – We suggest that your proposal include an online only contingency plan in case COVID restricts travel. The event should be able to shift completely online in case of travel disruption. You may also want to plan a hybrid event.