< Internal Democracy
The following guidelines are a work-in-progress document produced by the Internal Democracy group. They are experimented at each of the group's meeting.
Structure of the meeting
- There is a short roundtable where:
- Everyone tells at what time they want/need to leave.
- Everyone says how they feel/what their mood is (1-2 words)
- Everyone tells about their expectation(s) and/or wish(es)
- Expectations (what do they want to do/talk about/see happening). We defined expectations as things need to be done/happen or else you wouldn't want to come any more.
- Everyone tells their wishes. These are things you would like to see done/like to do, but it's not so bad if these don't happen.
- After this, subgroups are formed (3/5 people) based on wishes (what people want to do/talk about).
Body in subgroups
- Here people have the possibility to introduce further.
- Discussion/work to be done.
- Evaluation: this should be done every time someone intends to leave. This consists of a popcorn roundtable where:
- Everyone says how they feel (see Intro)
- Everyone can say what they thought the pro and contra of the process were. Discussion on how the process can be improved can be done here.
- Each subgroup reports orally his conclusion/decisions to the whole group
- Everyone needs to make sure they understand the conclusions, but there is no further discussion here.
- When everyone is sure they understand, everyone can say if they agree/disagree. If everyone agrees, this is a decision. If this is not the case, this can be discussed further in a next meeting. There is no discussion here.
- If there is no unanimity: decide for a next submeeting involving people disagreeing.
- Evaluation (30 minutes before the end time), popcorn roundtable where:
- Everyone says how they feel (1-2 words)
- Pro's and contra's of the plenaries (intro and closing) and discussion about how to do next time
- What do we decide for next time: venue, date, hour, general goal, proposition of subgroups.