Who we are

CollectiveUP is a team of international, multi-cultural, disciplinary-diverse members who bring alive initiatives that benefit individuals and communities, including associations, organizations, companies (profit & non-profit), families, schools, neighborhoods, cities, municipalities and society in general.

Our work supports the Collective UPgrading of our democracy and participatory practices, using methods like sociocracy and agile collective decision making, and tools like digital participatory platforms.

Our activities include: research, comparative studies, curating and creating technologies and methodologies for social impact, and disseminating them through a wide variety of events and activities.

Transforming Together

We want systemic change

We are dedicated to transforming the digital, business, green and social worlds in a humane and inclusive way, without leaving anyone by the wayside. Our work empowers all voices to be heard, fostering the meaningful and effective participation of all community members in Europe’s digital, social and green transitions.

Our goal

Our Goal is to support the achievement of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), consistent with the purpose of leaving no one behind. We energize this mission in the Digital, Green and Social dimensions by working side by side with public, private, and other civil society actors to support the vision of the EU’s Triple Transition.

The global goals

Our work

Transforming society

CollectiveUP’s work for societal transformation is built around inclusion & diversity and has 6 focus areas:
01
Creation, implementation, and dissemination of collaborative methods including online/offline social impact events and workshops. Working to generate transformative changes in education, along with actors in the private sector, education, civil society, and research & innovation.
02
Advocacy for inclusion of disadvantaged populations in all areas of our society and our democracy.
03
Promotion of decentralized collective governance through activities that enhance participatory, citizen-driven leadership.
04
Intergenerational dialogues for peacebuilding, placemaking, and for integrating creativity and cultural heritage in social innovation.
05
Consultancy and training on diversity and inclusion, helping societies to overcome unconscious biases in the design and use of new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence.
06
Incubation, facilitation, and fostering of community building for peer-to-peer and self-directed learning in formal and non-formal environments, including the use of gaming technologies to empower youths’ exchanges, dialogues and co-created visions for the future.

Transforming
the digital world

CollectiveUP’s digital work is built around responsible practices, and has 6 focus areas:
01
Creation of tech/digital tools that follow the principles of ethics-by-design,privacy-by-design, and society/human-centered design.
02
Creation of online communities to support the transformational work of our partners and projects.
03
Communicating and teaching about technologies with a focus on tech for social good.
04
Consultancy and support for guiding teams to create digitally inclusive experiences.
05
Incubation and development of peer-to-peer and democratic tech projects.
06
Organization of online/offline events for next-generation technologies.

Transforming
our planet

CollectiveUP’s work on behalf of the green transition has 4 focus areas:
01
Raising awareness for the circular, regenerative uses of resources to audiences of all ages.
02
Training and sharing best practices on using the Internet, email, and social media for reducing carbon footprints.
03
Activating projects that integrate green objectives and eco-friendly behavioral change amongst stakeholders.
04
Supporting the use of local, sustainable  products and materials including recycled supplies, and the use of eco-friendly, green modes of travel and accommodation for our events, meetings, workshops and activities.

Methodologies

Gamification

Design thinking

Time management

Scaffolding

Agile project management

Agile learning

Scrum

Sociocracy

Tools

Games

Web applications

Community mastery board

Game-shifting board

Kanban

Swarm intelligence

Artificial intelligence

Distributed technologies

Smart technologies

Internet of Things

Cybersecurity

Virtual reality

Data analysis

Video content

Values

Integrity
Transparency
Determination
Inclusion & diversity
Social responsability
Innovation
Agillity

Our work is supported by

Projects’ partners

Latest events

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Women in AI - Reducing the tech gap!
June 20, 2023

Women in AI - Reducing the tech gap!

This is an event funded by the Erasmus+ program, Digital Belgium Skills Fund, and Equal.Brussels. Reducing the tech gap, women in AI
Coach Café - Tips & tricks on how to use AI in a learning environment
October 11, 2023

Coach Café - Tips & tricks on how to use AI in a learning environment

Join us for an engaging evening where we dive into the fascinating world of AI and its applications in education.
AI & Education for young people
November 8, 2023

AI & Education for young people

Discover the future of Belgian youth at our event. Join us for expert talks and discussions to empower the next generation
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