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Future Week Norrköping

Future Week Norrköping is a broad collaboration project that aims to raise interest and engagement in sustainability issues (ecological, social and economical). We are happy to be able to help them structure, spread and present information about all the ongoing activities.

Calundur is now accessible to over 70% of the world population

Calundur is available in 39 languages, primary language for over 50% of the world population and primary or secondary for over 70%. There are several ways to influence what language is show:
* The system automatically detects your language based on your settings in your operating system or browser
* You change language, either the selection in the top right of every page or on your account settings when you are logged in
* When content fron Calundur is shown in a widget on another website, the person setting up that widget choose what languages to make available

Anyone who reads any of these languages; local population, tourist or immigrant; can understand what is happening in an area or a field of interest and participate in the community. Combined with the the structured data this allows for flexible exploration of events like no other system. Any website that uses Calundur to present event event listings can easily use the language support to make their information more accessible.

The interface and especially the categorizations are all translated into these 39 languages. Event and organization descriptions are written by the editors, and is not translated by the system. But editors can add translations to these descriptions in a very flexible way, using one, two or many languages and choosing what is shown depending on the language the users has.

Calundur at libraries

The libraries in Norrköping, Sweden, are using Calundur for all their events. They used the widget generator to easily configure the widgets to look and behave as they want them to. Examples:
Frontpage
For kids
Branches

Karl Wennberg joins our board of advisors

We are very happy to welcome the distinguished Karl Wennberg as advisor for Calundur. Karl is Professor of Management at the Stockholm School of Economics, Professor of Management at Department of Management and Engineering (IEI) and Deputy director at Institute of Analytical Sociology at Linköping University. He is one of Scandinavia's leading researchers in entrepreneurship. He has for the past 10 years taught entrepreneurship and acted as advisor to startups, regional and national authorities and NGOs. Karl joins current Calundur advisors Fredrik Niemelä and Scott Alden.

Study circles for asylum seekers

Bildningsförbundet Östergötland are using Calundur to power events listings with study circles for asylum seekers in Östergötland. They do this as a service to their member organizations, the large national study circle organizations. These organizations, Folkuniversitetet, Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan and more, add their events to Calundur. Bildningsförbundet uses the free and easy widget that can be accessed from the front page of calundur.com to show any information on another website, configured to blend into the website. Make any combination of selections on the front page to show the link.

They show information in many languages, all translations except title and description automatically supported by Calundur:
Arabic
English
Farsi
Swedish

Rustan interviewed (Swedish)

Our CEO, Rustan Håkansson, was interviewed on kultursidan.nu, a site covering culture activities in Östergötland, Sweden.

Exhibiting at Folkbildarforum conference

Today and tomorrow we are at the Folkbildarforum conference in Linköping, as exhibitors. It is a conference about education and community development with about 300 participants, primarily NGOs and politicians.

New logo

Today we switched to our new logo, the blue and rounded one seen above. The old constellation logo was the last remnant of our initial space theme (rocketships, stars as background) that symbolized exploration and discovery. The connection was too far-fetched and the overall design too dated. Now it is cleaner and easier. We hope you like it!

Largest event site in Östergötland, Sweden

Calundur became the largest event listing site for Östergötland, Sweden, today, passing the site ostergotland.events that is backed by the major newspapers. This is our home area, we are based in the city of Norrköping in Östergötland. The events in Östergötland are roughly half of the current total events listed on Calundur. Östergötland is a region with about 440 000 inhabitants, 1.5 hours by train south from Stockholm.

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