I.D.E.A.’s mission is to provide a solution for intellectual direct democracy, built on foundations of transparency and meritocracy. We position ourselves as a testing ground and by evidencing these principles in I.D.E.A. we hope to create a model for change in other organizations.
We empower and offer a participatory income for people to actively improve their communities, while creating an open-source decentralized governing system that allows for I.D.E.A. to be completely run by its members. We believe this will result in not only happy communities but happy and fulfilled members of those communities.
We are an organization that shares all monetary and organizational information with the public.
View our organizational documents here.
Our 15 years of experience with managing volunteers and the successful implementation of more than 500 community actions of variable aims, has given us the possibility to create an innovative meritocratic procedure that allows for the ‘smooth’ cooperation of strangers.
I.D.E.A. procedures are designed in order to facilitate within it, a governance of intellectual direct democracy.
Gain the right to vote by becoming an active citizen and co-manage I.D.E.A. Let’s test democracy on a small scale!
Founder | President
surveyed 1000 people in order to understand the lack of support towards NGOs
I.D.E.A. established as a non-profit voluntary union.
Aims for total monetary transparency and the engagement of volunteers regardless of their time
the informal group of I.D.E.A. is established
a new NGO transparency concept emerges
the I.D.E.A. transparency method is
tested via grassroots community projects
the meritocratic method of I.D.E.A. emerges as a concept
The meritocratic method is ready to
Implemented 15 actions per month, all in a totally voluntary basis and crowdfunded +180.000€
The transparency process has been tested and executed in +400 community project case studies such as Clothes for All, Food for All by Night, Food for All Door to Door, The Children are the Future - I.D.E.A. - Cocomat
2013 to 2015
research on the participatory
the participatory income model is complete and ready for testing
Our Past Actions
At I.D.E.A., we have a strong track record of empowering communities to lead positive change through a range of community-led initiatives, also known as AntArts. In the past, we have organized and supported projects such as tree planting, balcony garden workshops, feeding the homeless, and beach clean-ups, among others. Through these AntArts, we have worked to address pressing social and environmental issues, while promoting active citizenship and social responsibility.