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Establishing a VCCs
VCC Governance

Establishing a new Virtual Community Center

A community that would like to establish a new VCC can submit a request from Request VCC. The form for the request asks for information on the community representative submitting the request (you), the community that would like to establish the new VCC, and the vision and mission of this community. Make sure that the vision and mission of the community are aligned to the vision and mission of Place4Us.

Once the form has been completed and the request has been validated, you will see the [Initalize VCC] button. Submitting the request through this button will establish the VCC with two initial floors (Reception and Workspace). The participant who requests and initializes the VCC is the original VCC administrator. After that step you will be able to enter the VCC and fully establish the VCC utilizing the tools available in the [Workspace] of the new VCC. Most actions are on [Stay Woke] in [Construction]. You can construct the VCC building according to the needs of your community and open it for the public and for members to sign up.

History Note

We revised the original procedure for the establishment of new VCC in early 2023. Originally, someone requesting a new VCC could not establish the VCC (see figure below). Once a request had been submitted, the request was made public and could be viewed by all registered Place4Us users. These users could comment on the request and rate the proposed VCC. Importantly, the users could point to potential overlaps with existing VCCs and recommend collaborations of the new VCC with existing VCCs or clusters of VCCs.

The Place4Us Ethos Committee (PEC) then reviewed the request and considered the comments and ratings from the user community. Based on this, the PEC accepted the request, or demanded revisions and a new submission.

The original procedure aimed to ensure that in some cases the Ethos Committee could reject requests before the VCC was established. These cases were mainly those where the vision and mission of the new community deviated significantly from the vision and mission of Place4Us. With the new procedure the monitoring of new and existing VCC has to be more detailed and agile.