Learn to Change’s members held a General Assembly in fall 2022, in which the decision was taken to transform the association into a less formal, and more agile entity.
Therefore, we will change status, going from an “organization” to a less formal entity that we name “The collective”. Our vision and mission stay the same.
This transformation could raise many questions among our members, that’s why we have chosen to answer possible questions in this post.
1. What does it mean that the association has become a collective?
The association has simply chosen to mutate into a leaner and less formal entity. For this reason, we now refer to ourselves as a collective and no longer an association.
2. What are the main differences between an association and a collective?
As now a collective (or de facto association) we are an informal association which does not have a formal legal structure recognized by any state, but which is formed by a group of people who come together voluntarily to pursue a common goal.
Unlike officially established associations, de facto associations do not have legal personality and cannot enjoy all the rights and protections provided by law.
In general, being a de facto association represents a flexible and informal option for our members who wish to unite to pursue a common goal without having to form a formal and complex structure.
3. How will the program of the association change with the transformation into a collective?
Although our legal structure has changed, our values and mission have not changed. In fact, we are still moving towards the common goal of spreading democratic practices for the professional development of teachers and educators.
4. What will be the main goals of the collective?
Our work will focus on the dissemination of the popular card game ‘Cards for Democracy’ (C4D) and the general question of our alignment with values when we practice teaching. We opted for this focus because the cards have proven to be of interest to many educators and we wish to make it more available to educators who wish to develop a democratic practice of teaching
5. Who will be part of the collective and how can one become a member?
Anyone can be part of our collective and can be part of it in three different ways: Advocate, Ambassador or Member. Each of these levels has a different commitment.
Visit the dedicated section to find out more about our team!