Within the village, different groups are identified, for example: the board of elders, the ring of women, the team of youngsters. These groups have representatives, and those representatives compose a super-group: it’s the project’s comittee, which will facilitate all interactions, explain, sensitize, motivates and is accountable to everyone. They create an association for the whole village, in order to give legal and operational frame to all forthcoming activities, among whom the first one is the territory’s inventory.
Once the village is united around the project, its inhabitants mobilize in order to create a circular economy within the village. It leads to, for example, the creation of a common shop, where everyone will find what to buy, while insuring all profits, from every little purchase, are staying within the village. At the end of an economic cycle (a year), activities and benefits are evaluated. Then the village gets together.
During the end-of-cycle meeting, the village assesses the benefits and decides, with a large consensus, in which public service they will invest. Altogether, they realize and manage it. Meanwhile, the Village Debout team deploys a wide range of smart and simple tools, best practices and know hows, so that in every field of activity in the village, autonomy rhymes with ecology!
Once the circular and solidarity economy is well set, and loans are reimbursed, it is time to find a new village. The standing-up village will allow another village to raise as well. They are going to twin-up, and pass on all acquire knowledge, experience and funds.