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French Municipalism(s): From Roundabouts to the Commune of Communes.

An Interview with Camille, spokesperson for the Citizens’ Assembly of Commercy. Didier Fradin is a contributor to several citizen and participatory experiments at #MAVOIX and La Belle Démocratie. He took advantage of “The Commune of Communes” in Commercy in January 2020 to interview several members of the citizens’ assembly about the relationship between the yellow…

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The Commune of Communes in Commercy: French municipalist movements coming together

Didier Fradin contributes to several citizen participation experiments at #MAVOIX and La Belle Démocratie. He was present at the Commune of Communes conference (January 18–19, 2020), the first gathering of free municipalities and municipal initiatives, organised by the Citizens’ Assembly of Commercy, the city of madeleines, situated in eastern France. He shares with us his…

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MUNICIPALS ELECTIONS 2020 IN FRANCE: MAP OF PARTICIPATORY AND CITIZEN LISTS

  Our colleagues from Action Commune, an association which supports participatory lists for municipal elections in France, listed in January 2020 more than 258 participatory lists, “a third in villages of less than 10,000 inhabitants, a third in municipalities of 10,000 – 100,000 inhabitants, and a third in cities with more than 100,000” says Thomas…

LABS OF CARE : THE FIRST STEPS IN WORKING TOGETHER

LABS OF CARE STARTED AS A FEELING, AN IDEA THAT HAS SINCE GROWN INTO A PILOT PROJECT WITHIN VARIOUS SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS. IT DEALS WITH MUNICIPALISM, DEMOCRATIC CULTURE, NEW WAYS OF COLLABORATING, TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF, OTHERS AND THE MOST VULNERABLE, AND HOW TO BUILD SOCIETY BY CENTRING IT AROUND PRACTICES THAT MAKE A…

Laboratories of Care : Changing the game by changing the way we relate to each other

Laboratories of Care is a collective project to foster a community of activists across Europe developing practical ideas to bring care to the foreground in organisations working towards social transformation.   CommonsPolis, Zemos 98 and Krytyka Polityczna | November 2019   Making social, cultural and political struggles sustainable by addressing the way Care and affections…

Municipalism and culture: A cross fertilization for and with the people and the city. Elisabeth Dau

Introductory speech. Open Eyes Economy Summit – Krakow – 20th of November 2018 Elisabeth Dau | Mouvement Utopia & Member of the CommonsPolis Socio-Scientific Council   I extend my warmest thanks to the Open Eyes Economy Summit, Igor Stokfiszewski and the European Cultural Foundation for having invited me to be part of this Summit and…

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AN INVITATION FOR SOCIAL MOVEMENTS TO EXPERIMENT WITH NEW WAYS OF WORKING TOGETHER

The #LabsofCare project support municipalist and social movements to experiment and put into practice Care in their organizational culture. #LabsofCare will document and make available tools and methods addressing sharing of power, collective dynamics inspired by the feminization of politics, among others. Because Care is another way of being oneself around others, and of working…

What is a Culture of Care ? #LabsofCare

#LabsofCare is a collective project to foster a community of activists across Europe developing practical ideas to bring care to the foreground in organisations working towards social transformation. In this videos participants of #LabsofCare Project define what is a Culture of Care about, what it means for their organisation and why it is important to…

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Mínim is a crowd-sourced project that comes as a response to the need to connect and disseminate the work of people, governments and political platforms working on municipalism. We are a close community that includes journalists, activists and researchers, involved in the municipalist movement throughout the world.