Representatives of the Administration of the Head of Nation of Asgardia met with Asgardians from District 3 this Sunday in Istanbul’s Ramada Plaza. The event was organised by Berk Dalver, Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Trade and Commerce, and attended by Deputy Head of Administration of the Head of Nation Lena De Winne and Marketing Director Anna Grigg, on behalf of Administration of the Head of Nation of Asgardia.
Almost 100 people gathered in Ramada Plaza’s conference hall. Uğur Aydın, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Parliament of Asgardia, made opening remarks and greeted all attendees, introducing them to the Administration representatives.
Then the Anthem of Asgardia was played. After the Anthem, historical photos from the Inauguration of the First Head of Nation Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli, which took place on 25 June in Vienna at the Hofburg palace, were shown on the big screen.
More than 100 people gathered in Ramada Plaza’s conference hall.
Lena De Winne presented first, discussing how the First Space Nation is building its nationhood, how the structure of Parliament and the composition of the Government are being formed. She also commented on the agenda of the next Parliamentary session, which will take place in a few days, on 10-12 October. Ms. De Winne also explained in detail the mayoral elections that took place in Asgardia in August and September.
Anna Grigg then made her presentation, focusing on the development of the ecosystem of the First Space Nation. Before all, she reminded the attendees that a key event will take place in Nice at the end of October - a workshop for determining the ways of developing Asgardia’s financial and economic systems. She also discussed the programme for the next large economic event - the First Space Science and Investment Congress - which will take place next summer under the auspices of the First Space Nation at the Trend Eventhotel Pyramid in Vösendorf, Austria. Ms. Grigg concluded her remarks detailing Asgardia’s plans for growing the volunteer movement, as well as attracting and engaging startups in Asgardia.
Uğur Aydın, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Parliament of Asgardia (the left picture) and Berk Dalver, Chair of the Parliamentary Trade and Commerce Committee (the wright picture) with Deputy Head of Administration of the Head of Nation Lena De Winne and Marketing Director Anna Grigg.
However, the speakers’ presentations were introductory - the main part of the meeting consisted of Q&A session.
The conference participants asked the representatives of Administration of the Head of Nation of Asgardia many questions regarding the different aspects of planning for the First Space Nation’s future, including how Asgardia’s economy will develop, the roles of Government, Parliament and mayors in its structure, when the nation’s currency will be launched and much more.
A large number of questions focused not only on the approaching events, but on the future. Participants wanted to know about the development of Asgardia’s satellite programme and the future moon settlements.
There were many young Asgardians at the meeting in Ramada Plaza, including many students. They were primarily concerned with Asgardia’s plans for the development of educational programs. A few young Asgardians wanted to know if Asgardia has plans to open its own education centre at some future point. It’s worth mentioning that the youngest Asgardian who asked questions and shared ideas was only 14 years old. There were also younger Asgardians in the audience.
Many social problems were also of concern to the attendees. Much was said about the role of women in Asgardia, as well as the future outlook of the First Space Nation in the area of family and childhood.
Three mayoral candidates - Ferda Inan, Eren Omurzak and Zeycan Buran - concluded the meeting, which lasted more than five hours.
Deputy Head of Administration of the Head of Nation Lena De Winne, Marketing Director Anna Grigg and three mayoral candidates -- Ferda Inan, Eren Omurzak and Zeycan Buran.
“We were pleasantly surprised by the inspiration of the members of Asgardian community who attended our event,” said Ms. Grigg. “They were truly interested in everything that concerns our common goals - the building and wellbeing of Asgardia. It was important for us to tell Asgardians in person about what we do and to hear their opinions about what else could be done for the further development of the First Space Nation, for reaching our common goals.”