Dreamocracy is advising the cdH, a Belgian centrist political party, design and implement its strategies to transform itself into a new political movement. This involves designing and helping implement large citizen deliberations as well as focused internal identity and outreach strategy sessions, using a wide variety of collective intelligence approaches. Working hand-in-hand with leading French civic tech firm CapCollectif, this unprecedented process is meant to allow the party to ask fundamental questions and find original answers.
Dreamocracy’s strategy in this respect is premised on the notion that developing a convincing new vision and set of political proposals requires regaining legitimacy on three fronts: emotional legitimacy (connecting with people’s deeper aspirations as well as fears); process legitimacy (unfolding a thinking and decision-making process that is truly collaborative and transparent); and output legitimacy (the first two components being designed in such a way that the result is new political policy proposals that are convincing, original, and demonstrably impactful).
This party-led approach thereby dares give non-party members and the wider public the means to co-design a better future from a blank sheet. Over several months, using our and CapCo’s methodologies, the consultation will allow all those taking part to understand and suggest how tomorrow could be better than today. Making sure that things are better tomorrow is the fundamental aim of this initiative, called “It will shine tomorrow” (il fera beau demain).
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