II Work session of the Governance Process
In this second working session, the different proposals and contributions of the community will be evaluated for the definition of governance of the Decidim project and it is part of the Metadecidim Operational Sessions (SOM) that belong to the SOM Metadecidim Assembly.
For more information and registration: 17th Metadecidim Operative Session (SOM)
CONTEXT OF THE 17ª SOM
Duration: from 17 to 19h..
Objective: To know the statutes and the internal organisation document and make proposals for changes and additions.
Facilitators: Judith Hernandez
CONTENT OF THE SESSION
Opening : Presentation of the process that has been carried out so far, of the following steps and of two documents: the statutes and the internal organization document. Brief explanation of the functionality of the collaborative text. (Elisenda Ortega)
Beginning of the work dynamics: 2 working groups are done to work on different aspects of the rules of procedures document. The attendees choose one according to their interests. The former group works in the decision making and governance, and in the proposal of functions, organs, organization chart and election system. The second group works on the economic sustainability proposal, membership and transparency.
First, each group has 30 '' to make contributions to the full text of the statutes which will be collected in a work sheet. Later, they will have 30 '' more to make contributions to the fields of the rules of procedure document corresponding to the chosen group. Once finished the time, they will have 15 "to share their contribution highlights on the rules of procedure document.
In relation to the statutes : Some of the proposals made to the statutes are:
Review, relationship and collaboration in the tutelage of the Administration as an association to ensure the public interest, transparency and citizen empowerment. Set how must be built-in the public administrations, as there are some contradictory aspects in the document (possibility to make requests).
Establish periodic reviews and leaves by unfulfillment or cessation of the compliance of the conditions.
Concerns about whether workers have the right to vote.
In relation to the internal document : Claims to limit the product Committee. Determine the joining and leaving percentage of its members. Establish security in the product Committee. Work legally to protect data and product. There will be things which may not be public.
In relation to forms of funding, aims to remove the term partners in the sense that the proposal for quotas should not be limited to partnership persons or entities. In relation to companies, it should look at the volume of business and differentiate between business users and companies suppliers. It should also differ between entities based on number of partners. Certifications by good practices, and audit ability. It will be important to have training and courses. Concerns about who certifies the certifiers; should be partners and establish obligations and ensure for the fulfillment of the social contract.