Collective creativity for
the common good

Why

People and communities need the skills to imagine a desirable future and devise innovative solutions and narratives to get there. Call it dreaming together. This is particularly needed as societies’ potential to address public problems suffer from polarisation and a lack of positive aspirations and collective meaning.
Currently, democracy is in fact at risk. People are dissatisfied with representative democracy as we know it. They are willing to consider non-democratic forms of government as possible alternatives. And we see the rise in populist parties, anti-system movements and demagogues.

Goals

Dreamocracy aims ultimately to contribute to democracy’s reinvention and future. To counter the very real risk of democratic collapse we thus face, Dreamocracy’s team aims to:

Foster the emergence of creative public solutions to pressing challenges, most notably related to the crises of governance, climate change, social inequality, and biodiversity.
Open public administration to outside expertise and empower a diversity of actors – experts, citizens, interest groups… – to contribute constructively to public policy and administration
Reinvent democracy and put dreams back at the heart of politics.

A consultancy and a
non-profit charity

Dreamocracy is a consultancy that fosters collective creativity for the common good through analysis, advice to organisations, and by developing and implementing innovative stakeholder management processes. Our unique experience is at the intersection of public affairs / policy making and collective intelligence / creativity.
Dreamocracy is a consultancy that fosters collective creativity for the common good through analysis, advice to organisations, and by developing and implementing innovative stakeholder management processes. Our unique experience is at the intersection of public affairs / policy making and collective intelligence / creativity.
Smarter Together is the non-profit charity affiliated to Dreamocracy that is dedicated to the study, development and experimentation of democratic innovations and collective movements. Whenever possible, we contribute pro-bono.
Smarter Together is the non-profit charity affiliated to Dreamocracy that is dedicated to the study, development and experimentation of democratic innovations and collective movements. Whenever possible, we contribute pro-bono.
In order to make a positive difference, focused work and constant learning are essential. We strive to share our methods with those choosing to work with us.

Our 4 rules for quality

of work and life

Working with Dreamocracy, you will experience and benefit from our 4 rules for productive and enjoyable work:
  • We schedule meetings only if clearly needed and we keep them as short as necessary. Meetings should serve a clear purpose, with an agenda, and certainly not be 1-hour long by default. 15mn is usually sufficient, 30mn plenty, and that’s what we aim for.
  • If it’s urgent, we call. And we do not expect fast replies to emails.
  • We use shared online collaborative documents for successful asynchronous work.
  • We schedule time for focused work, i.e. reading, writing, thinking and strategizing without distraction (i.e. without meetings).

Who we are

Our consultants have from 1 to 30 years experience each, in the public and private sectors, at senior and street level. What unites us and what makes us stand out is that our key areas of competence revolve for each one of us around policy making and collective creativity.
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Camille Larmanou
Advisor

Paris
DT-Carole-Kesteloot
Carole Kesteloot
Junior Advisor

Brussels

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DT-Corentin-Gaasch

Elise Cuny
Advisor, Smarter Together
Brussels

DT-Grégoire-Stockebrand
Grégoire Stockebrand
Junior Advisor
Namur

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DT-Jean-de-Renesse
Jean de Renesse
Senior Advisor

Brussels
DT-John-de-Coster
John de Coster
External Advisor

Brussels
DT-Juliana-matallana
Juliana Matallana
Junior Advisor

Brussels
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Marie Bertrand
Advisor

Brussels
DT-Orane-Lannoye
Orane Lannoye
Junior Advisor
Brussels

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DT-pauline-tawil

Pauline Tawil
Senior Advisor

Antananarivo

DT-Stephen-Boucher2023
Stephen Boucher
Founder / CEO

Brussels
DT-Victor-Lauret2023
Victor Lauret
Advisor
Brussels

Associates

Dreamocracy regularly works with a number of highly skilled freelance specialists who bring specific skills and with whom we are very close, both in terms of ethics and because of the joy we share working together.
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Cécile Huylebroeck
Senior Advisor

Brussels

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DT-Cécile-Poujade
Cécile Poujade
Senior Advisor

Paris

 

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DT-Pierre-portevin
Pierre Portevin
Senior Advisor

Brussels
 

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DT-Ralf
Ralf Otto
Senior Advisor

Brussels
 

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Years of experience

Missions

Partners

We work for those who
share our values

We are strictly non-partisan and have already worked for politicians of different hues, as well as public bodies, trade federations, NGOs, think tanks and corporations with varying goals. We will in fact work for anyone that is genuinely committed to fostering novel solutions and address persistent public problems, while respecting our 6 core work principles:
  • It’s only worth doing if it contributes to human dignity and progress. We strive for the pursuit of justice, equality, peace, general welfare, and freedom, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Universal declaration of human rights. We will not work for any group that openly promotes intolerance, disparages democracy, pits one community against another, or conducts what we see as any activity that contradicts such standards.
  • Anything we do should accelerate the transition towards a mode of development that is ecologically desirable and therefore compatible with our planet’s carrying capacities. We will notably not work for fossil fuels industries nor the agrochemical sector.
  • We should be constantly curious together about new ways of getting results.
  • We cultivate joy at work, especially in parts that joy doesn’t usually reach.
  • Humour is a powerful engine for change.
  • Collective intelligence should be done well – CI and public action are hard to mix, and we understand the need for political communication and marketing to get things done. However, we strive not to work for groups that see collective intelligence as a gimmick and do not commit to treating outside inputs meaningfully.