A European cooperative for deep social, economic and political transformation

Welcome to the CosmoPolitical Cooperative!

We build a European cooperative for deep social, economic and political transformation, whereby we mean that:

  • we deeply transform the economy, society and the political system;

  • we operate as a cooperative, recognised at EU level under the statute of a European Cooperative Society.

We unite the people that work and act together - that cooperate - in a democratic way, at the scale of the European Union, towards making our vision of a just, sustainable and happy society for the 21st century, the Society of Agreement, a reality in 2050 or earlier. The Society of Agreement is based upon three mutually-supporting pillars: (1) pan-European democracy, in all public institutions and private organisations (including for-profit companies); (2) social justice and confidence in the future for all; (3) environmental sustainability, specifically: Greenhouse Gases emissions below net-zero. The Society of Agreement is radically different from our contemporary society – for the better! It is also the positive alternative to the global collapse we head towards if we don’t address the global challenges of the 21st century.

We deeply transform the economy, society and the political system

We start acting now, within the existing system. We deeply transform this system, democratically, when its structures stand in the way of the build-up of the Society of Agreement.

We start acting now, within the existing system

We start acting now, within the existing legal, regulatory and public budget framework, by:

  1. supporting and encouraging each other in our personal evolution towards environmental sustainability, social justice and pan-European democracy, within Mutual Support Groups. These activities are open to all EU citizens, including non-members of the Cooperative;

  2. supporting and encouraging each other in our learning effort in the acquisition of competencies useful to live sustainably and to participate in pan-European democratic discussions, within Learning Support Groups. These activities are open to all EU citizens, including non-members of the Cooperative;

  3. defining collectively, in the organisations or the economic sectors where we work or that we are related to, pathways of that organisation or of that economic sector towards environmental and social sustainability, which we call “Sustainability Pathways of Organisations or Sectors", taking into account the interests of all stakeholders, and defending these pathways collectively at the scale of the European Union in a “sustainability dialogue” with the management of the organisation;

  4. supporting each other in our Cooperators' Initiatives that transform the economy and society towards the Society of Agreement, and

  5. engaging as an organisation in Social Entrepreneurship Activities that are the prototypes of those to be implemented at large scale in the Society of Agreement.

We deeply transform the system

When the existing legal, regulatory, and public budget framework hinders the implementation of features of the Society of Agreement, we transform this framework democratically, by leveraging existing political institutions, from the municipality to the European Union, towards the Society of Agreement.

The transformation process that we promote follows a "30-40-50 Strategy". Under this strategy, we reach the three pillars of the Society of Agreement in parallel axes of effort, with staggered objectives:

  1. pan-European democracy in 2030, to have a sufficiently strong and unified political power to overcome the resistance of economic and financial powers;

  2. social justice in 2040, so that everyone has the confidence in the future necessary to engage in profound transformations of their way of life;

  3. environmental sustainability in 2050, for reasons of simple survival of human civilisation.

The 3 parallel axes of effort of the "30-40-50 Strategy" towards the Society of Agreement

In our views, pursuing these three axes of effort jointly and in parallel, being equally radical in the pursuit of each of them, in a coherent, long-term roadmap, is the only means to overcome the global challenges of the 21st century.

 

In order to implement this "30-40-50 Strategy":

  1. We define public policies leading to the Society of Agreement and integrated into the 30-40-50 Strategy, prioritize them into a medium-term action plan, and support them in the public debate;

  2. We participate in democratic political elections at all levels of public institutions, from the municipality to the European Union, support our medium-term action plan, adapted to this level of public institution, in these elections, and win positions of responsibility in assemblies and governments;

  3. We exercise political responsibilities in public institutions at all levels, to implement this medium-term action plan and thus transform the world and society towards the Society of Agreement, by mobilising the resources and instruments of public power: public regulation, public spending and investment, and taxation.

We operate as a cooperative, under the statute of a European Cooperative Society

  • We perform ourselves, with our own resources, and by mutually supporting each other, all actions within our individual and collective capabilities, that foster the development of the Society of Agreement;

  • We work in a cooperative manner and in a spirit of mutual respect, kindness, encouragement and support, in a safe and trustworthy space, where everyone contributes to the common work according to his/her means and resources;

  • We achieve together what we could never do in isolation: think and make our collective decisions, but also create and maintain the software, legal, conceptual, informational and hardware infrastructures necessary to support these thoughts and decisions;

  • We rigorously apply the democratic principle of "one person, one vote" in all our decision-making processes, at the three key stages of initiative, amendment and prioritisation of actions. To achieve this, our processes and tools deliver first-in-class internal democracy;

  • Our democracy is deliberative: we give ourselves the means and tools (in particular software) to discuss freely and in depth among ourselves, learn from each other and thus progress in our knowledge and reflection, and then take decisions that engage our entire organisation and are effectively implemented;

  • We constitute, by virtue of our status as a European Cooperative Society, a single pan-European organisation recognised in each Member State of the European Union as a cooperative.

 

YOU can contribute, with your experience, your values, your aspirations, to changing the European Union and the world for the better.

REGISTER NOW as a full Member of the CosmoPolitical Cooperative

and participate in all activities and decisions.

"Cosmopolitical: adjective. That considers issues from the perspective of a world citizen"