We are a network of advocates based in the UK, of an economic system known as Participatory Economics. Participatory Economics is a model for how we can an organise an economy based on democracy, justice and ecological sustainability proposed as an alternative to capitalism and state socialism. Our goal is to increase public awareness and understanding of the participatory economics model, with the hope that it will inform experiments, campaigns and movements seeking to win a fairer, more democratic and sustainable economy.
Activities that we engage in include:
- running book stalls
- giving presentations and talks
- running workshops
- creating videos/audio/pamphlets
- writing articles, blogs, books
- organising events and hosting speakers
- international networking with similar organisations
As a group we place a high importance on internal development within our membership, including skills sharing and training.
To increase public awareness and understanding of an alternative economic system, called Participatory Economics.
For everyone in society to know that there is a feasible alternative to capitalism.
- Self-Management – decision making influence in proportion to the degree one is affected
- Solidarity – providing help and support to those that share our goals and/or values
- Equity – fairly distributing the burdens and benefits of working together
- Diversity – valuing members’ diverse abilities and skills
- Innovation – to find creative ways of achieving the Group’s mission
- Critical Thinking – to apply and develop skills in critical thinking: the use of reason, logic and evidence
- Self-development – continual learning through gaining knowledge and skills
Participatory Economics is a model for a new economy based on democracy, justice and ecological sustainability proposed as an alternative to our current economic system.
The key values or goals of a Participatory Economy are defined as:
- Self-Management – decision making say in proportion to the degree one is affected
- Justice – reward for effort or personal sacrifice
- Solidarity – concern for the well-being of others
- Diversity – the flourishing of a variety of lifestyles and outcomes
- Efficiency – meeting our goals without wasting our limited time and resources
- Sustainability – protecting and nurturing our natural environment
The key institutions to achieve those goals are:
- Democratic Worker and Consumer Councils
- Jobs Balanced for empowerment and desirability
- Compensation based on effort and need
- A participatory planning procedure
Visit the Participatory Economics Info site to learn more: