Why we have to cancel the Bootcamp4Life

What do you do when, after several months of dreaming and designing a program, you launch it and no one signs up? Here are my reflections on gut-feeling, learning from failure and listening to the target group. Over a year ago, we started dreaming of creating a program for youth that would tackle what we […]

The big NOW re-structuring

The need We started NOW out of pure enthusiasm in 2015. Officially instated as non-profit association in Switzerland in 2016, we never took the time to explore what would be the ideal set-up for this endeavour. We had lots of ideals of equality and inclusion, but not the experience of making such an organization work. […]

Embracing emotions in Jūrmala

Arriving to winter wonderland When I travel, one of the things I do, is to ask locals for words that exist only in their language and which full meaning can not be translated easily. For my time in Latvia, this word will be vakarēša – which means an „evening being“ when you get to sit […]

Vamos a América Latina

Latin America… a new continent for NOW. Fenna and Elis discuss in their NOW talk the Why and How behind this next big step. Fenna: I guess we could start by saying that NOW has never been a European project. When we first talked about NOW, the NOW Journey was thought as a global program. […]

The NOW educational approach – or why I consider myself a learner

What do you do? If you are not a nurse, a painter or a lawyer, you might know how difficult this question can be. I like to think of myself as an educator. Here’s a bit about the journey that brought me to leading the educational design team of NOW and about what the NOW […]