The interim International Organization for a Participatory Society (IOPS) was launched in 2012 with the aim of winning a better world.
IOPS is, currently, in an interim stage, leading up to a founding convention when the membership will determine the organization's definition in more detail.
Please watch our introductory video, scroll through our slideshow and learn more About IOPS.
IOPS seeks to win a new participatory society based on solidarity, equity/justice, diversity, self-management, and ecological stewardship, through:
Read the IOPS Mission Statement
IOPS flexibly explores and organises around a broad vision of a future society. IOPS Vision centrally addresses:
Read the IOPS Vision Statement
In order to give every member a proportional say in the decisions that affect them (self-management), IOPS is organised around a bottom-up structure, based on a federation of interconnected local, regional and national branches.
Local chapters have control over decisions that only affect them and proportional say in regional, national and international issues.
Read the IOPS Structure and Programme Statement.
Currently, IOPS is in a creation stage. By joining now, you become an interim member. A convention, or series of conventions, will be planned, for membership to determine the organization's definition in more detail.
IOPS is open for anyone wishing to join who shares the commitments in the organizational description and agrees to actively participate in the life of the organization. If you have any questions before joining, please see:
To become an interim member, Join IOPS.
Ready for a Change
by Leif Lønne
by Claire Bruhn
Please bear in mind that, although we realize the utility of social media, we are critical of the corporations behind those websites.
IOPS London meeting minutes 06/01/2015 Present: Preeti, Rob, Marc, John, Rex, David Apologies: Simon, Lucy ‘How we operate’ Rename document- Marc (RB: with RB's support) to rename the ‘Tasks…
On 7 January 2015, at about 11:30 CET (10:30 UTC), two masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and an RPG launcher entered the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, which has attracted worldwide attention…
The Missing Nutrients Idea: Take an old farmhouse part of Govan’s Common Good Fund (Scotlands) and turn it into an independent community resource centre. Use the entire process through Participatory…
I propose that we build a new “wiki” website for IOPS. You can join this project if you would like to be involved in doing that. Wikis (eg. Wikipedia) are very flexible content management…
Hallo zusammen! Durch die namensgleiche facebook-Gruppe angestoßen, versuchen wir uns zur Zeit einen Überblick über Möglichkeiten des guten Lebens jenseits des materialistischen Massenkonsums…
Here are some interviews with members about IOPS including Cynthia Peters, David Marty, Elizabeth Meade, Florian Zollmann, Jermaine Chambers, Justin Podur, Michael Albert (2012, 2014), Noam Chomsky, Paul Street and Verena Stresing.
You can find further testimonials of members here.
There is also an open letter from our consultative committee including Eva Golinger, John Pilger, Vandana Shiva and others which can be found here.
No more bosses
What happened November 2014
Non-member Survey July 2014
Thoughts on Poll and Interim Phase July 2014
What now? June 2014
Community Rights as Organizing Strategy March 2014
Unconditional Basic Income January 2014
Ethics of IOPS February 2013
IOPS Development November 2012
A Shared Vision August 2012
Odd Shared Experience and Confusion June 2012
Man-Made Climate Change I and II June 2012
Towards a Credible International May 2012
Media and IOPS (ICC) April 2012
A Priority, a Problem, and a Solution (ICC) April 2012
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Recent questions on my mind to get the discussion-ball rolling 1. how to adapt the long-term strategies of social-change we have inherited (and/or equip new ones) in light of the urgency of climate disruption? 2. And also the dilemma of putting…
Hello.......? So that's it is it? All finished up? No-one talking in the forums. No one talking on the blog. Is that how it goes? The website just gets used for very specific purposes. Or is everyone is talking secretively, yeah? So…
Just an idea for a new global dialogue/transformation website, separate from IOPS but perhaps in its essential spirit (?) There are now first steps being undertaken in this direction. To me personally IOPS itself is not important, the urgent…
Open end: 30 December 2015
Thanks for the opportunity IOPS give me, and for anyone who will act on this poll.