[EN] EURAFRI.COM Blog - Update about our progress 2019-12-09

The EURAFRI Networking Project

Statusupdate 2019-12-09

Let us use this time of the year to summarize the EURAFRI operations in 2019. First of all let us say we are very happy with the progress of EURAFRI since the start in July 2019.

We settled in Acca/Ghana with exceptional work of Ambassador Maximilien. With his help and the voluntary work of consulting professional Karl a lot of things moved forward.

Workwear production in Accra already sent the first samples to a Austrian potential customer and we think the final result of the quality test will be available at the end of January and if all works out this could be the start of a great cooperation between EURAFRI members in the sense of the EURAFRI idea.

A far bigger project in the food industry moved some steps forward. Because of the type of project there will be another year till this one is able to move of the ground. Food and food related products needs a lot of paperwork, import licenses and completed steps in regards to regulations on the EU and the African side. We await more progress next year.

The car related project made huge steps forward and with the help of Maximilien the market entry is in full progress. Based on Karl’s decades of experience it should be possible to create valuable business in the first quarter 2020.

All together it was a very positive start of EURAFRI and we hope to get more members on board in 2020. More members means more contacts and business. The EURAFRI team is happy with 2019!

For 2020 we have ideas to add a ART catalogue to show African art to European investors and furthermore we are thinking about a win-win money lending project to help small businesses and startups and also let investors make higher interest as if they put the money in their bank. More info later.

We have extended to possibility for student and basic members till 2020-06-30 to make it possible for artists to get a low priced membership. We will stop Student and Basic membership at this time but pricing for existing members will stay on this cheap level. After this date we will have company membership only. Furthermore we plan to cancel all free Memberships at 2020-06-30 because we learned giving out free membership to people does not help the project and its activity.

Setting up the EURAFRI Matrix server for communication using the Riot.IM messenger was a real success too. Members are able to use the forum for long time postings and Riot.IM for end-to-end encrypted 1:1 or group based communication. Riot.IM is great for text based communication, organized collaboration and supports encrypted voice communication too. Lurker free secure communication is a key to successful long term business.

EURAFRI now is working on funding the future. We need to collect money and more members for the project! We are able to receive IBAN, Paypal and Bitcoin Payments directly. Our founders and platin-members already donated a value of around 40-50.000 € into the project to be able to install and operate all of the technical infrastructure, finalize all legal and paperwork tasks and prepare the start in Ghana. Now it needs you as member or donor to add your value to EURAFRI! The project finances itself from membership fees and donations only! Join us now!

Warmest Thoughts and Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday and a very Happy New Year

Meet-Me events

The monthly “Meet-Me” events in district AT5001 and DE8301 are scheduled for Jannuary. Ambassador Maximilien will organize “Meet-Me” events in district GH1001 soon too. Contact Karl, Markus or Maximilien via Riot Messenger to get invited.

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