Scope: International Solidarity
Policy: MEL Wipsee is committed to everyone with a concern for equal
opportunities and respect for the human being, in a Social and Solidarity Economy approach.
MEL Wipsee is part of the social and solidarity economy. This mean we implement and promote within our organization a system that is oriented towards human needs, commited to the community and encourages the participation of all stakeholders of our organization. This has earned us a label “ESUS” that presents us as a social and solidarity organization, we had to meet several requirements to be labeled. https://www.economie.gouv.fr/entreprises/agrement-entreprise-solidaire-utilite-sociale-ess . Another action we want to promote is the participation to the French Festival “Festisol: Festival des Solidarités”. This year we organized two events in the framework of this festival: we presented a movie on organic agriculture and alternative ways of consuming, the second one was a meeting with a Moroccan ecolodge. https://www.instagram.com/p/CIOToBRHEdr/
To improve knowledge about the topic: Introduce the topic in a way that is open to opposite opinions and point of view. Educate in a respectful and mindful way. Respect the fact that people might be ignorant about a given topic and commit to teach and not bring down people.
To improve knowledge on qualitative and quantitative thrustworthy resources: Be knowledgeable about what you want to teach. Double check facts, sources and consider arguments from all sides on a given matter. Make trustworthy resources avaiilable through correct referencing and on your various channels.
Improve knowledge about equality, dignity of people, social inclusion and legality: Make equality, dignity and inclusion the core of all activities and taking them into consideration at all times. Promote equality, dignity and inclusion on medias and networks.
Develop an integrated knowledge system to formulate and evaluate development policies: Keep track of all actions and practices to ensure the transferability, adaptability of them in order to develop knowledge and skills. Thoroully report and follow up every action.
Ensure the availability, access and networking of data and information: Communicate and disseminate widely through media and networks. Use both local networks and international and institutionnal networks.
Education, awareness, communication
Turning knowledge into skills, providing people with a way to convert experience into skills, such as transversal skills thanks to certificates, Europass, badges…
Promote education: always have in mind self-improvement and help other improve. Be open minded and find an efficient way to transfer your knowledge and skills onto other people.
Promote and apply solutions for development: officialise your practices for them to get recognition and visibility (labels, certificates, participation to national or international events).
Communication: Inclusive communication for all types of networks (email, newsletters, social media, institutional channels).