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Digital MAD brainstorm

May 13, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

incollage_20191123_182947705The Public Leadership Foundation needs your help! Let’s combine forces to help a MAD organisation take their initiative one step further.

Last November, the first ever MAD award was given to “de Buurvrouw & Buurvrouw-bus”! The ladies (and gentlemen) of “the neighbour bus” cross the streets of Leeuwarden. People can come in for a cup of coffee, a conversation or something to drink. That way, the bus battles against loneliness and poverty: you can always go to “de buurvrouw! An important aspect of the initiative is that the role of a neighbour is always reciprocal: One moment you give help, the other moment you’re the one asking for help.

The award included a €500,- prize to further develop the initiative. What turned out? The neighbour bus works without money! But we can still help them: The “buurvrouw en buurvrouw bus” wants to inspire more people to be a neighbour. The challenge is to make the concept scalable and easy to start in other communities. That’s why we’re organising a hackathon to develop a concrete product: a conversation starter that inspires and that creates brand awareness.

But then COVID-19 came along… A physical hackaton is not possible at the moment, so we decided to organise a digital brainstorm to prepare for the “real thing”. The digital brainstorm is open for everyone who speaks Dutch and wants to help us answer the following questions:

  • What does the ideal conversation starter look like?
  • How do we make sure people find their neighbours help?
  • What do we need to turn these plans into action (for example in terms of knowledge, network and skills)?

The digital brainstorm will be held in Dutch, on wednesday the 13th of May. Do you want to participate and contribute? Or do you know someone who can help? Register through this link or don’t hesitate to contact us at plf.hackathon@gmail.com or call Colette van Boven (06-82525579).


May 13, 2020
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm




Public Leadership Foundation, in partnership with BECIS|DIOR and Disgover