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Gaelle Krikorian

208 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Nicole , Gaelle Krikorian 208 days ago
NEXT CALL (most likely Thursday May 25): https://framadate.org/UzQiGSviRybe8TGa 
*Themes may continue to be important in  there: Housing, Relationship with the ayuntamiento, Health, "capital" of  the commons, water, squats (e.g. CS gobernador social center). Some  criteria for choosing themes could be: - a multitude of European  experiences, willingness of a local Madrid partner, transversality-  touches other themes, urban commons, policy relevance. But we can also go on an initiative-by-initiative basis to be more precise. 
  • Can imagine: Mixed groups of local Madrid organizations, local citizens, and other commoners from around Europe. They look at one specific initiative (or a subject/theme?) and do a group investigation around problems, tactics, tools, proposals specific to that initiative/theme
Gaelle K
  • Maybe for each workshop/theme, plan a specific time to have groups from Madrid to tell us in detail how they analyze their experiences with the city; problems, limits, solutions, ideas to overcome pbs, etc. On the topic of interactions with the political spheres and institutions there is a need to analyze and think. Maybe this could be a theme/workshop in itself?
3. Document - camp with Zemos? or our own method
  • Building off production, do a mapping/documentation for each group of laws, projects, groups, anecdotes invoked (perhaps connecting to the CT Wiki, or nourishing the "policy proposals")
(4): Big group Assemblies- Reflection on the ECA Governance? Open call for other topics within the ECA?
  • Anything we want to "adopt"? Free time to meet in different working groups, or around the policy proposals - (things we didn't have enough time for in BXL)
  • it seems good to me to plan some time to talk about governance in other ways, to do a check in on how we are working at least. But also having many people physically in the same place is a great opportunity to discuss issues and future developments. Of course we probably need to come up with a method to do that…
Last call we said we want to build the program from the bottom up, matching European commoners (and espeically those from the Urban Commons Working group) to local groups in workshops or visits based around themes. This is great but it requires a lot of coordination work and some sort of criteria/method for selecting the different groups and capacity/willingness to continue following up with them. How do we know who we can work with if it's just an open call?  In order to get local groups on board, we have to have a vision of their participation so they know what to bring. Is it just a presentation? WIll we try and get dialogues with them and ECA members goig in advance of the meeting? What?
  • I'd try to pick one group per theme we can to cover as a partner to organize a session/workshop. Once that is set we can have a call for contribution/participation in the session. This leave the issue of of deciding which groups of course, but that's not impossible to do, isn't it?
290 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Gaelle Krikorian , Nicole 290 days ago
Urban commons David Gabriel, Gaelle Krikorian( Torange?) https://europeancommonsassembly.hackpad.com/Untitled-SQJ1iJrcOLp
Financing the commons Ruby van der Wekken see pad, gaelle https://europeancommonsassembly.hackpad.com/Financing-the-Commons#Financing-the-Commons
292 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Gaelle Krikorian , Nicole 292 days ago
Nicole undefined
  • You  could say "initiative" instead of "action". For example the  Communications group has been doing weekly video promotion initiative and we laid  this out in a plan and shared it with the whole list and have continuously been updating on it. If another group decides to do something associated with the ECA, they must share it either on loomio or on the  list.  
Gaelle K
  • All groups should inform the rest of the members of the ECA of the actions or initiatives they are undertaking and their developments.
  • At the beginning of an agreed-upon action they should clarify and document a mandate that describes and contextualizes the action.     
Silke H
  • unclear to me what "mandate" means and how is it different from an "representation" approach
Nicole undefined
Gaelle K
  • maybe: Before starting to implement an agreed-upon initiative or action the group(s) in charge of it should lay out clearly its purposes and objectives, the means required and any other information relevant for other members of the ECA. 
  •  When there are objections, discussions should take place to try to resolve the issue. The issue should be formulated to the whole ECA via the mailing list; if email exchanges are unsuffisant to allow proper discussions a call should be set. The conclusion of the talks should be sent to the list for reaction.  If there is no further objection, a decision can be adopted – if not another call can be arranged, or it should be consider that the issue should be dropped.
432 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Gaelle Krikorian , Jose Luis Vivero 432 days ago
Food Jose Luis Vivero Pol
  • Refugees
  • Urban commons
400 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Gaelle Krikorian 400 days ago
Decision: who reads what part?
Gaelle K 6 people seems a little too many. And reading the full text is too long (I remember when we read it to ourselves I thought it was too long… (as a reading)).
Here is a proposal of an excerpt of the call (basically I cut the intro). If you read it it taked 2'30". If several people read it is probably 3'. Shall we ask on the list for volunteers ? 4 people
[Person 1] : Commoning relates to the network-based cooperation and localized  bottom-up initiatives already sustained by millions of people around  Europe and the world. These initiatives create self-managed systems that  satisfy important needs, and often work outside of dominant markets and  traditional state programmes while pioneering new hybrid structures.
[Person 2] : As commoners:
  • We build and strengthen communities by using and sharing knowledge, arts, culture, agriculture and technology.
  • We build co-housing projects, support local agriculture, live in  eco-villages, and have community-based and community-owned  infrastructures (e.g. for energy, water, wifi, culture and funding).
  • We take care of and collectively manage natural resources (including water, forests, seeds and animals).
  • We make and freely share music, images, software, educational materials, scientific knowledge and the like.
  • We have already succeeded in making some public-sector information  accessible to all, including publicly-funded research, health knowledge  and technology.
  • We try to open up existing democratic institutions, through new tools of participatory democracy and transparency.
[Person 3] : 
We call for the provision of resources and the necessary freedom to  create, manage and sustain our commons. We call upon governments, local  and national, as well as European Union institutions to facilitate the  defence and growth of the commons, to eliminate barriers and enclosures,  to open up doors for citizen participation and to prioritize the common  good in all policies. This requires a shift from traditional  structures of top-down  governance towards a horizontal participatory  process for community  decision-making in the design and monitoring of  all forms of commons.
[Person 4] : 
We call on commoners to support a European movement that will promote  solidarity, collaboration, open knowledge and experience sharing as the  forces to defend and strengthen the commons.
Therefore, we call for and open the invitation to join an ongoing  participatory, inclusive process across Europe for the building and  maintenance of a Commons Assembly. Together we can continue to build a  vibrant web of caring, regenerative collective projects that reclaim the  European Commons for people and our natural environment.
426 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Gaelle Krikorian 426 days ago
Local Assemblies/Events in the run up to the ECA in Brussels
422 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Frédéric Sultan , Gaelle Krikorian 422 days ago
Starting from our discussion and the 2 documents 
Comment by Dimitris: The platform/network should not make any distinction between anyone. The MEPs should not have a special role in such a tool. I disagree with the term network, it's a long discussion but basically in my personal opinion we are not a network because we have many things undefined yet. On the other hand we can take an initiative in creating a platform and invite people to join in to collaboratively work on proposals.
Frédéric S Comment by Fred : Thanks for your comment, I agree with you Dimitris Koukoulakis. I am not so comfortable with network. Actualy my concern is that we do not considere the assembly as more that what it is now and we will not be under pressure of the MEPs for that. How to name the process ? it is an question already met in the social forum for example. Perhaps only assembly ? 
Gaelle K I am fine with the MEPs proposing a plateform for them (EP) to interact with commoners. This has nothing to do with our identity or how we name ourselves. It is a proposal that they make and that we can discuss during the assembly. 

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