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What is Minim?

We amplify the voice of municipalism by sharing practical and theoretical knowledge with the support of a community of activists, scholars, journalists, and public officials.

In the current political context, the municipalist movement stands out as an inspiration and a sign of hope. It serves as an example of possible political alternatives that democratize institutions putting people and the commons at the center of the political agenda, changing the current political culture and thereby fostering real systemic change in politics.

This is a crowd-sourced project that comes as a response to the need to connect and disseminate the work of people, governments and political platforms working on municipalism. We are a close community that includes journalists, activists and researchers, involved in the municipalist movement throughout the world.

With no intention of overlapping the activities already being carried out by the network movement, we want to support it by critically raising issues, opening new debates, promoting new forms of collaboration between platforms, and amplifying the voice of municipalists who have few resources.

 

Our mission

Our mission is to promote a more democratic political culture by:

  1. Supporting municipalist organisations so they can become more democratic and feminist
  2. Generating resources that encourage activists to form new municipalist organisations and help them grow and connect with other platforms
  3. Helping traditional political parties and movements learn from the experiences of municipalism and apply some of their practices
  4. Helping local governments access information about innovative policies that are being defended and/or implemented by the municipalist movement
  5. Making information about municipalism available to all these actors, in addition to the general public
  6. Helping municipalist platforms and governments to share their knowledge, learn from each other and collaborate

Our role is threefold:

  1. To make existing information about municipalism available and easy to access for everyone
  2. To generate new information about municipalism and make it available and easy to access for everyone
  3. To maintain a community of collaborators that includes activists, scholars, journalists, public officials and ordinary people who share a common interest for municipalism and can shape the project

 

Our work

We curate a database of different kinds of contents, from press articles to reports and academic papers.

We publish an online magazine with articles that we assign or receive through a permanent open call (see the “collaborate” section).

We also produce longer reports and in-depth studies (project-based).

In addition, we send out a monthly newsletter with updated content from the three sections.

The content we manage can be divided into two main categories:

  1. municipalist transformative policies
  2. political culture, which includes elements such as the feminisation of politics, emancipatory politics, democratic decision-making mechanisms, new organisational practices and structures, and new political discourses and narratives.

The prioritization of the topics and the quality of the content are in the hands of the Minim Community: a group of activists, public officials, journalists and scholars from different countries closely involved in the municipalist movement.

 

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