I want to be a member #BeaMember
#QuieroSerSocia Here we explain everything you have to know to be a member of the Decidim Association
An assembly is a group of members of an organization who meet periodically to make decisions about a specific area or scope of the organization.
Assemblies hold meetings, some are private and some are open. If they are open, it is possible to participate in them (for example: attending if the capacity allows it, adding points to the agenda, or commenting on the proposals and decisions taken by this organ).
Examples: A general assembly (which meets once a year to define the organisation's main lines of action as well as its executive bodies by vote), an equality advisory council (which meets every two months to make proposals on how to improve gender relations in the organisation), an evaluation commission (which meets every month to monitor a process) or a guarantee body (which collects incidents, abuses or proposals to improve decision-making procedures) are all examples of assemblies.
#BeaMember is a working group responsible for managing the entry of new members in the Decidim Association
#BeaMember - Frequently Asked Questions
Who can become a member?
People over the age of 18 and organizations involved with the project and the Decidim community can be members. If you are between 14 and 18 years old you can also be a member, but you need the consent of your parents or guardians.
Requirements for people
Members can be those who participate and contribute in some way in the Decidim community through any of the following modalities:
- Participation in the community. Contribute to the project knowledge or practical experiences through different modalities (for example: organize an event, regularly attend debates, promote a working group, encourage dynamization or present a session) in channels such as Metadecidim Research Seminars or meetings of LID (Laboratory of Democratic Innovation), Metadecidim Operative Sessions (SOM) or Community Days (JAM or DecidimFest).
- Development. Contributions to the platform code, project documentation or software translations.
Requirements for organizations
Those companies, cooperatives, associations, universities and other organizations that have agreed to fulfill and sign the Social Contract of the Decidim project and that fulfill any of the following conditions can be members:
- Management of instances. Manage one or more active facilities of Decidim at the time of the application, for the own use of the entity or third parties.
- Contributions to the project. Contribute or have contributed significantly to the Decidim project.
What about cities and administrations?
Cities and administrations that wish to participate in the Decidim may do so from the Committee of Cities and Organizations, but they will not have the character of partners.
And what if I do not meet the requirements?
We invite you to participate in the community Decidim, through its various channels that you can consult in meta.decidim.org. In this way you will be able to learn about our project, participate and opt to become a member.
Why do these requirements exist?
We want the Association to grow with the people and organizations that are really involved in the project. In this way, we try to ensure that debates, assessments and decision-making about the code and about issues such as governance really serve to democratically grow the project and the community.
Members have the right, among others, to participate in all the participation spaces of the Metadecidim platform with voice and vote, to exercise their vote in strategic and internal decisions, to elect or be elected in representative bodies, to request and obtain explanations on the management of the positions of the Association, to receive information on the activities and to make common uses that are established. See the list of all rights in the statutes.
The members have the duty to commit themselves to the finalies of the Association and participate actively to achieve them, contribute to the maintenance through the payment of dues and other economic contributions and comply with the agreements that are adopted in the governing bodies. See the list of all rights in the statutes.
Are the fees obligatory?
Yes, and they can be a reason to withdraw from the Association.
How can I become a member?
We have activated the option of new members for people through this form. Organizations that want to be members will have to wait until we decide the procedures.
How does the verification work?
The Coordination Committee will carry out tasks of verification and evaluation of each case. This committee meets every 3 or 4 times a year. It will be in these meetings where the received petitions will be resolved.
What is the individual quota?
The annual fee for individuals will be 40€ per year. If you want to be a member and you can not assume this amount, you can write us an email and we will comment: associacio (at) decidim.org
Where's the form for organizations?
As soon as we can we will activate the form for the organizations that you want to be partners. At the moment we are discussing this topic ;-)
Mechanisms for participation
The members will automatically form part of the General Assembly. In turn, participation is organized by different bodies:
Purpose of action
Evaluation and validation of new members
Members of the Coordinating Committee
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