Welcome to the CosmoPolitical Cooperative!

Welcome to the CosmoPolitical Cooperative!

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

  • we 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. The Society of Agreement is based upon three mutually-supporting pillars: (1) pan-European democracy, in all public institutions and private organisations; (2) social justice and confidence in the future for all; (3) environmental sustainability, specifically: Greenhouse Gases emissions below net-zero .

We transform the economy, society and the political system

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

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

    2. 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 undertake a "30-40-50 Strategy" to reach the three pillars of this vision 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. In our views, pursuing these three lines 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;

  • 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, towards the Society of Agreement. In order to do so:

    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 commune to the European Union, support our medium-term action plan, adapted to this level of public institution, and win positions of responsibility in assemblies and governments;

    3. We exercise political responsibilities in public institutions at all levels, to transform the world and society in line with this medium-term action plan, 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"