May 2019 - Monthly Review

Output in May

  • May 7th: applied rationality practice
  • May 9th: collective intelligence training
  • May 11th: intro to EA day with the Swiss Study Foundation
  • May 17th: themed meetup on WHO's approach to evidence-based policy-making with Olympe Peretz
  • May 18th: applied rationality workshop
  • May 23rd: LessWrong meetup
  • May 25th: community hike
  • May 26th: community co-working
  • May 27th: dinner discussion on energy innovation research
  • May 28th: collective A/B/Z career plan development
  • May 30th: professionals' dinner on education
  • Launch of three summer internships / research / co-working visits
  • Monthly event newsletter
  • Monthly board update
  • Partnership with Impact Hub
  • 3 career advice sessions
  • Wrote up documentation for our intro workshop to share with other groups
  • effectivealtruismswitzerland.org and eageneva.org updates

Upcoming in June

  • June 3rd: effective giving meetup
  • June 4th: applied rationality meetup
  • June 6th: BBQ organized by EA Lausanne at the EPFL
  • June 7th: themed meetup on compassion and empathy with Matthieu Vétois
  • June 15th: secular meditation morning
  • June 17th: effective giving meetup
  • June 18th: quarterly Swiss EA organizers meeting
  • June 23rd: community co-working
  • Nora visiting Prague and Berkeley hubs for training, coordination and EA Global
  • Final draft of Part I out of III of the research agenda on decision-making in policy systems
  • 4 career advice sessions

Policy research

  • Deep dives on nudging; living reviews; heuristics; superforecasting; serious games; transparency
  • Data management plan draft
  • Agent-based model finalizations before IC2S2 in July
  • Finalizing drafting process of research agenda
  • Developing guide for research agenda
  • Development of publication strategy
  • Entity strategy design
  • Summer research intern
  • Grant application to Global Challenges Foundation
  • Czech Priorities collaboration

Internal developments

  • Fundraising strategy & various pitches development
  • Looking for new community activity and working space
  • Policy project entity spin-off developments
  • Updated our project management platform freedcamp to suit current needs
  • Designed on-boarding processes for newcomers
  • Restructured regular meeting procedures to accommodate team growth
  • Developing a talk for TEDxUniGe
  • Board of Directors is developing 3-year vision
  • Developing a community health role and vision
  • Accounting system development with consultant
  • Nora now on the board of EA Zurich
  • EA Switzerland strategy development and coordination
  • Team and inidividual mid-term planning coordination