WeBXL

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= initiative for citizen-driven politics in Brussels, Belgium'

URL = https://medium.com/@webrussels

The initiative is also known as: We Brussels

Description

The initiative brings together residents of Brussels of all origins and backgrounds who use collective intelligence to decide what is best to improve Brussels and the quality of life of its residents.

Electing WeBXL is electing a process, not a program. The program is designed by involving all citizens in the WeBXL process. WeBXL believes the time has come to push for alternative ways to do policy-making, including:

  • TRANSPARENCY, RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY : Citizens want real transparency on all decisions, the guarantee that their needs are being addressed and that their ideas can influence decisions.
  • MORE THAN VOTING : Citizens can do more than voting. They can jointly identify priorities, co-create policy and allocate budgets.
  • COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE : Collective intelligence techniques should be at the root of decision-making. Internal processes of participation need to go beyond the opinions of individuals. Deliberation sessions between citizens of different walks of life lead to creative solutions that are far better adjusted both to reality and to the needs of stakeholders.
  • ACTION : the movement needs agility and experimentation, embracing bold approaches piloting possible solutions and improving them continuously.