Models

The rules have changed!

Wondering why no new models are being posted here?

We live in a different world now, since a global crisis, called pandemic, began in 2020. Where has democracy gone? Where does autocracy start?

There are no new models, since governments no longer want them. 

Nevertheless, new seedlings are emerging. Look at what citizens are creating to fill a political gap.

Please go to Emerging Models.

The pre-crisis models on this website might just illustrate a transition towards something completely new.

Germany – A new space by and for citizens?

Germany – A new space by and for citizens?

Connecting Life Website A parallel society in the making?   We have seen a wave of creativity and self-help amongst citizens during our current global crisis,
What’s next? Eco-civilisation in the making?

What’s next? Eco-civilisation in the making?

  Have you been asking yourself lately where the world is going?   If so, you are in great company! Some non-elected super wealthy and less wealthy
The ‘‘Ostbelgien-Model’’ – A permanent Citizen’s Council at eye level with politics

The ‘‘Ostbelgien-Model’’ – A permanent Citizen’s Council at eye level with politics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2i_JUfURnc&feature=youtu.be How it all started “Ostbelgien” is the name of the German-speaking Community in the Eastern part of
FROME – where citizens run their town themselves

FROME – where citizens run their town themselves

https://youtu.be/8rPRB6AJNXo How it all started Many Frome residents had had enough: Party politics in their Somerset town of 25,000 inhabitants had led to stagnation
Portugal – The World’s first National Participatory Budget

Portugal – The World’s first National Participatory Budget

How it started Municipalities in Portugal have been practicing citizens’ budgets since the early 2000s. Today Portugal is world champion in the number of municipal
NEWHAM – Where citizens are getting heard

NEWHAM – Where citizens are getting heard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SKUk1zPII8 How it all started In 2018, the election of Rokhsana Fiaz as the new Mayor of Newham brought change to the borough of
Vorarlberg, where citizens’ participation has constitutional status

Vorarlberg, where citizens’ participation has constitutional status

  How it began In 1999, Austria’s federal province of Vorarlberg transformed their environmental information service into an office for future
Innovation in Politics Awards   –  Vienna

Innovation in Politics Awards – Vienna

An idea is born The idea for annual Innovation in Politics Awards was born out of concerns shared by several non-partisan citizens in Austria in 2016. Uncomfortable
The Global Challenges Foundation

The Global Challenges Foundation

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gptj3rlfsA   Take a look at the 2018 finalists and their ideas about how to create global participatory structures
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