The CosmoPolitical Cooperative is based upon the intuition that a very large fraction of the European population has the educational level and the competence to participate in the definition of public policies. The CosmoPolitical Cooperative also provides the tools to support this capacity.
Professionals in any area of activity have collected information and knowledge about their field of work, which can be used to feed policy-making, in either of the following activities, in ascending order of difficulty:
the detection of problems and issues, which could deserve being treated by public policy
the review of existing policies attempting to address the issue or problem, and of the reasons for their difficulty in solving it
the identification of the root causes of the issue or problem
the design of innovative policy solutions that could be implemented to solve the issue or problem.
In addition, constructive criticism is always welcome. It is only when an idea has withstood a broad range of valid critics that it can claim to be robust enough to be broadly supported.
The rigorous structure of the Public Policy Proposals produced by the CosmoPolitical Cooperative is designed to support this methodic approach to policy design, and to provide space for the contribution of all participants. It also helps members to gain in competence in the field of policy-making.
Reciprocally, all members should remember that most policy-makers act on issues and topics of which they have no direct experience whatsoever. This direct experience of issues – and of potential solutions – is precisely what a broadly-based political cooperative can bring to policy-making.