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ABOUT I.D.E.A.

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR PURPOSE

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.

OUR VALUES

TRANSPARENCY 

METHOD

We are an organization that shares all monetary and organizational information with the public.

 

View our organizational documents  here.

MERITOCRACY

METHOD

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.

INTELLECTUAL DIRECT

DEMOCRACY

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!

Our Team

THEODOSIOS TZANOS

Founder | President

 

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LEFTERIS SAFTIS 

Secretary 

Psychotherapist 

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STELIOS LEVANTOS

Marketing Consultant

 Creative Director 

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KARINA MANUKYAN

Erasmus+ 

Coordinator

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TIMELINE
HISTORY
OF I.D.E.A.

2006

 RESEARCH

surveyed 1000 people in order to understand the lack of support towards NGOs

2006

2007

2009

ESTABLISH

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

2009

CONCEPTUALIZE

the informal group of I.D.E.A. is established 

 a new NGO transparency concept emerges

2007

2012

2010

TRANSPARENCY 

the I.D.E.A. transparency method is

tested via grassroots community projects

2010

CONCEPTUALIZE 

the meritocratic method of I.D.E.A. emerges as a concept 

2012

2016

2013-2015

MERITOCRACY

The meritocratic method is ready to

be tested 

2016

ACTION

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

2018

2022

RESEARCH 

research on the participatory 

income model

2018

TESTING 

the participatory income model is complete and ready for testing 

2022

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.

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