With the LINES membership ship, your city is always up to date on developments within the urban sports and culture sector. Embedding and sustaining youth culture requires many challenges. Constantly being in contact with the field and moving with the target group requires time and knowledge. The LINES membership is the module that supports all this. Below you will find more information about the urban sessions and policy officer from the membership.
Urban sessions are online meetings where we cover topics affecting urban sports and culture. We catch up, set up conversations and connect communities and organizations so people can learn, connect and share.
We use 3 types of sessions. We organize these once a year, 1x every 4 months (named in periods):
Urban agenda (period 1) - 3 hours:
Prepare an agenda with issues that are most relevant nationally (and/or internationally). Prior to the session, the question with themes and input will be circulated among several cities/municipalities. Is there a pattern and a need for certain developments? Then this session is good to spar about that together.
Trend session (period 2) - ± 2 hours:
At LINES we are constantly in contact with the public domain, but also with other experts and of course the scene itself. In this session we cover 2 striking topics from the field. This will be briefly presented in twofold, after which there is room for discussion, input and knowledge sharing among the group present.
Urban 2.0 (period 3) - 2 hours:
Towards the end of the year it is always evaluating and at the same time looking forward. In addition to municipalities evolving, the scene often does so a bit faster. In this session we invite an expert. This is to present, address a problem with them and create a roadmap/advice regarding the chosen topic.
URBAN POLICY OFFICER
Within LINES, the urban policy support officer is the jack-of-all-trades when it comes to Urban Sports and Culture and everything around it. Our makers do research on the micro/meso/macro level about urban, do studies, organize meetings, create models and other useful documents, carry out supportive policy work, etc.
By working at all these levels, the urban maker is the connector between the urban field and the public domain.
What can the urban maker be used for?
The urban maker supports the policy officer(s) who is/are actively involved with urban. In the positions, our makers are specialized in a.o:
The internal linking of other domains that interface with urban;
Creating policy documents: from memos to implementation plans;
Setting up (internal) sessions for knowledge sharing, project or implementation;
Etc. etc. etc. (to be filled in as desired and possible).
Beyond the hours in the LINES packages, our urban makers also perform other work for governments. For example:
Urban City Scan:
A baseline measurement on the urban status of a city. Where we thoroughly research the scene and policy, deliver a report and provide a short and long term roadmap with immediate follow-up.
Quartermastery (interim urban policy maker):
Broad support for x period and hours within a municipality. To be determined.