A collection of tools to help EDAs operate in an efficient and transparent way
What is an Assembly?
An assembly is a group of members of an organization (e.g. an EDA, a policy caucus, a working group, an advisory council, etc.) who meet periodically to make decisions about a specific area or scope of the organization.
Assemblies—often, but not always, properly constituted— hold meetings, some are private and some are open. If they are open, it is possible to participate in them (e.g. attending if the capacity allows it, adding items to the agenda, or commenting on the proposals and decisions taken by this body).
Assemblies are a core feature of Decidim (this website) so it's something worth taking the time to understand.
Greens Connect includes a set of organizational tools that EDAs can use to organize and communicate, both locally and regionally.
To set-up your EDA on Greens Connect, click on the "Set me up" tab and click "New Proposal".
Then write a short note to request a space for your EDA and which of these services potentially interest you, all of which can be collected and available to your team in a single place:
- Online meeting scheduling and registrations
- Email distribution list with self subscription
- Collaborative living agendas
- Online file server
- Discussion or debate forum
To get a sense for how an EDA can use these tools, feel free to look at these active EDAs: