This initiative is called Wissenschaftsladen Bonn, Science Shop Bonn in English, henceforth called WILA Bonn. Founded in 1984 by 7 students, it soon after moved out from the university and hired its first paid staff, through funding for projects working with unemployed academics. This later became one of their core areas, working with unemployed by providing training, and finding available jobs. Over the years, the initiative expanded, and it is now an NGO with 30+ employees, and is thus the largest science shop in the world. They are distinct from most science shops though, who would traditionally be located at and funded by universities.
This CTP describes the first paid staff at Wissenschaftsladen Bonn, Science Shop Bonn in English, henceforth called WILA Bonn.
This CTP is the first big project for Science Shop Bonn, and is thus part of the founding string of events.
From the aid Science Shop Bonn offered to their students during their job training projects, a business idea formed. This CTP follows directly on the previous two, and would likely never have happened without them. The initiative increased to be around 6 people.
This CTP describes the first international project run by a consortium of science shops, which ended up founding the Living Knowledge network.
This CTP is a combination of several different events happening at the same time that led the initiative in a new direction. This CTP relates to the first time WILA Bonn dismissed an employee, which had significant impact on their identity and way of operating.
This CTP is about is about a change in direction, strategy and activities of WILA Bonn that started around 2013, but is still ongoing at the time of this interview. The change in direction was brought about through a change in their general management.
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