This Week In Coworking: #33, 2020

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This week we share 7 written updates, 3 podcast conversations and 2 videos you may have missed from across the coworking world.

๐ŸŽ‰ โ‚ฌ12M in funding for regional work hubs in Ireland.

The National Association of Community Enterprise Centres (NACEC) & Enterprise Ireland announced a โ‚ฌ12M stimulus fund.

What’s been interesting to read is that their rationale is that “Without financial support many of these centres will not be in a position to support companies rebuild and recover after the impact of COVID-19, or to face the challenges and opportunities emerging from Brexit and transition to a low carbon economy.

Read more about this here.ย (
Read the action plan here.ย (
Get info on the fund or apply here.ย (

๐ŸŽ‚ Women Who Cowork turns 4!

This week Women Who Cowork celebrated 4 years of creating safe and inclusive spaces for women and non-binary people of the coworking movementย 

๐Ÿ‘‰ย Wish them a happy cakeday.ย (Twitter)

๐Ÿค— Cat Johnson shared a heartfelt & inspiring open letter to coworking.ย 

In an open letter that’s taken social media by storm, Cat shares about her coworking story, and some thoughts about the Future of Coworking, the global community, an unnecessary tension, our collaborative potential and a brighter vision.

๐Ÿ‘‰ย Read more about this here.ย (

๐Ÿคนโ€โ™‚๏ธ 4 ways coworking spaces can support members’ mental health.

Laura from WomenWhoCowork asks “How are you cultivating the psychological health and safety of those within your community?” and shares 4 steps you can take right now to support your members’ mental health.

๐Ÿ‘‰ย Read more about this here.ย (

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 48 hours left in German Coworking Federation survey.

The GCF is conducting an anonymous survey to examine how the pandemic is affecting coworking spaces in German speaking countries. Spaces in Germany, Switzerland and Austria are invited to respond, and results will be shared publicly in August.ย 

๐Ÿ‘‰ย Read more about this here.ย (

๐Ÿ’จ 3 ways to improve ventilation in your building or coworking space.

According to the EPA, there are three basic strategies to improve indoor air quality: source control, improved ventilation, and air cleaners. In this post Cecilia covers all three of them.

๐Ÿ‘‰ย Read more about this here.ย (

๐Ÿ‘‹ 8 new partner communities in 5 countries.

We’re delighted to welcome the following 8 communites who recently joined the included perks network, and thank them for signing up to improve the business value of their memberships:

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย The Industry (Bonita Springs, Florida)
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย iCube Innovation (Sarawak, Malaysia)
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณย KOLAB (Bangalore, India)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Duncan Mill Hive (North York, Ontario)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย 1700 Higgins Centre (Des Plaines, Illinois)
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย The Loft NW6 (London, United Kingdom)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย CoCreate Lexington (Lexington, South Carolina)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Ascender (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

๐ŸŽ™ Coworking conversations to listen to.

Rowena Hennigan compares remote working and emergency working-from-home.
๐ŸŽง Listen in.ย (

Casey Godwin (Flex Space Advisors) discusses the outlook of the CRE market for coworking operators.
๐ŸŽง Listen in.ย (

Alberto Di Risio (Coworking Resources) discusses the 2020 global coworking growth study.
๐ŸŽง Listen in.ย (

๐Ÿ“น Coworking videos to watch.

๐Ÿ“ฏ Town Crier declares every 9th August as RYE Coworking Day!ย The Town Hall of a Rye (a town in England) lent the Space Coworking team their official Town Crier to make the proclamation more official.ย ๐Ÿ‘‰ย Watch this historic moment here.ย (

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ The first of Coworking Impact Series videos was released on Coworking Day.ย The video series launched on Coworking Day with a number of coworking spaces around the world sharing what coworking means to them.ย ๐Ÿ‘‰ย Watch this here.ย (

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