One Action a Day builds the bridge between European associations and NGOs and local companies and cultural institutions, by creating a direct link between both. How?
- it allows every volunteer, engaged in an assocation or NGO, to gather some "happy points"
- these bonus points can be used in local businesses and cultural centers (theaters, local farmers, independant libraries, etc.) and aims at creating a new local identity in the cities and regions of Europe.
We strongly believe that democracy has to start from the local stage, disseminated through Europe. By supporting local companies, farmers, little and independant libraries and cinemas, and motivating people to get engaged and volunteer in associations, we create a common sense of shared identity.
Our cities are becoming very similar in Europe. If One Action a Day succeeds, people will be more engaged in associations and NGOs and support local companies and participate to a new shared economy that will build bridges between European countries, thanks to the happy points creating the link.
A strong partnership with european associations is being created at the moment : educational NGOs (ESA, Petits Princes), engaged projects (le Carillon, Les grands Voisins), wiling to participate in this idea and giving "happy points" to their members.
A network will then be built with local companies to enable this circular economy : La Colline Theater (Gambetta, Paris), local farmers of Bagnolet, etc., willing to accept the "happy points" by allowing reductions to their food or program.
We want to create a project to empower the circular economy both on local and european level. We want to federate small and engaged projects on a wide level and assure that everyone doing a good action also federates its city. by focusing on the actions of everyone and federate a local identity.
The main target group is people engaged in associations, volunteering and contributing to the local area. The second terget group are the local companies (farmers, libraries, etc.) willing to cooperate with these associations and attributing benefits to engaded citizens with a "happy point" system.
We would be happy to learn more about European NGOs and their laws in the specific countries, as well as building european business models. Getting to know more EU associations and learn different models of shared economy would also be a strong wish.