EDA Revitalization Working Group
Strengthening the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of GPC EDAs to meet the electoral aspirations of their constituency
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.
A working group seeking to establish a national peer support collaboration to help EDAs fulfill their mandate.
Managed by the CEOs of EDAs, this group seeks to build support groups around the key challenges facing EDAs across the country, whether it is having enough volunteers or sufficient funds to attract credible candidates.
This assembly aims to set up peer-to-peer collaborative support to increase the capacity of EDAs to:
- broaden, deepen and broaden the number of members and volunteers, especially young people;
- organize events that allow members to come together, learn more about GPC, get to know each other and identify the strengths of others to help build EDAs.
- raise sufficient funds to finance the work of EDAs as well as to launch an election campaign;
- select and support credible candidates;
- identify and implement actions that demonstrate increased accountability and transparency towards members;
- develop costed electoral preparation plans; and
- produce annual plans and reports for the AGM.