Internal Democracy/Meeting/28 01 2017

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Workgroup Internal Democracy
Date Sat 28 January 2017
Time 3:00pm
Venue Expression
Koning Albertplein 14
2800 Mechelen
Attendees Jean-François, Hadrien, Rupert, Ilja
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This meeting was part of the Pirate Lab January 2017 and was organized as a workshop about our internal democracy.

Summary of the previous meeting

Here is a short summary of the previous meeting:

  • We agreed that the most important thing is the meeting.
    • Tell the bar/pub that you will have a meeting there, so that people can find you
    • Try to have recurrent meetings (always same date)
    • Communicate about the meeting on time
      • Put the time on the website (two weeks in advance if possible)
      • Communicate the agenda
      • Try to avoid last minutes changes!


We asked ourself: What's a democratic decision ?

  • A democratic decision should be in consensus. If you can't find a consensus on the question, you should find a consensus on the decision-process.
    • For example, if you can't find a consensus on the question, you can agree to postpone, discuss, organise meetings, not need a decision at all, vote... Make those kind of questions explicit!
  • Consensus means co-creativity and dialogue, avoid voting. This can take time, sometimes we cannot reach decision right away. A decision should be revisable and is therefore temporary.
  • How should meetings be organised?
    • We decided to talk about this in another meeting, 12/02/2017 in De 'Blauwe Schuit', Vismarkt in Leuven at 14h. The goal would be to have guidelines for meetings.

Link to piratepad of the lab