Hi people, I have talking with people from FairBnB and Enspiral and shared an idea to unite the coop movement with the leverage of internet connectivity. The proposal challenges capitalistic philanthropy and social capitalism ecosystems and aims to co-create a counter-power with a cooperative and solidarity logic.
We propose to digital coops around the world to asign a delegate each month who should join an international call. In the call, there are 3 rounds in which each member has around 1-3 time boxed minutes to speak.
(1) At the first round each delegate express what the coop is about.
(2) At the second round each delegate express which is the help that the coop needs. (Financial, human, technical resources or even knowledge).
(3) At the third round each delegate express which is the help that the coop offers. (Financial, human, technical resources or even knowledge).
A facilitator then matches synergy points, and each match share contact details. A note-taker should take notes of the conclusions.
That way, cooperatives can know each other regardless the distance, find out synergy points and coordinate for the common good of the technological cooperative movement. The idea focus on giving the chance to connect, for instance, old-coops with start-coops (how I like to call the worked-owned start-ups) and build from scratch a relationship that enables a new way of doing economics based on internacional solidarity, cooperative markets and participatory planning of resources.
This can help start-coops to validate ideas fast, to offer their services so they fund their project, to connect with experienced coops and learn.
This can help digital coops to expand their network, know-how and tools, to allocate resources aligned on their mission which can be helpful for other coops. We can help coops dealing with adversity due to geo-political situations and so on.
The dynamic repeat consistently at least each month.
If you are interested in what you are reading, I encourage you to read the full open and participatory paper about this: