In the meantime I am contacted by businesses who are offering sponsorship for ALE network projects that are emerging. And event organizers have asked me to please, please, please also organize an ALE gathering at other local conferences.
It seems I proved the skeptics wrong. We Europeans can self-organize and collaborate across our national borders. Even some of the laggards are now offering help.
I already achieved my goal.
Now let's see what the network itself wants to do…