The CoLab develops its own governance processes and structures.
However, it does not re-invent the wheel.
Its current structure and processes are influenced by the Socioratic Circle-Organization Method (SCM), the Constellation Framework and Sociocracy 3.0. The Constellation Framework mainly influences the overall structure of the CoLab. The SCM and Sociocracy 3.0 leads us to make policy decisions by consent, using an inclusive and deliberative design process. Domains of work in the CoLab are delegated to semi-autonomous ‘circles’ (groups, teams) connected by a circular feedback structure. Equivalence, transparency, and effectiveness are core values of the CoLab.
We use Open Collective in order to be transparent in the way funds are managed.