- Is a governance experiment with a mission to become a network of social enterprises under the control of a scientific think-tank
- It aims to investigate and realize sustainable value creation through the science-policy interface
- It is premised on the exploration of statehood and post-sovereign entities’ capacity to govern transitions to sustainability and resilience to fragility
- It aims to contribute to the formulation and implementation of sustainable development.
Chapter I: Values and Structure
§1. the-enpi.org commits to the following values:
- Societal welfare, achieved predominantly through upscaleable research.
- Ecological sustainability, driven by the globalization of well-being and intergenerational equity.
- Technocracy, respectively the rule of science bound with the rule of law as a just end of transforming the externalities of global capitalism.
- Inclusivity, achieved through complementing electoral democracy with experimental direct, liquid, deliberative, consultative and quasi-capitalist tools.
- Interdisciplinarity, resp. the necessary insight into the parallelisms between internal and external dimensions of post-sovereign entities as the mean towards solving externalities of the human-environment interactions.
- Justice, fairness and equity, as the possibly trinity in its actions towards planetary sustainable development.
- Increased scientific literacy as a mean towards solving societal deficiencies.
- Policy effectiveness as the overcoming of the barriers of a sustainability gap.
§2. the-enpi.org conducts the following activities:
- Translation of scientific attainments and accumulated scientific trends into policy debates and recommendations.
- Adaptation of scientific literature to different policy audiences in order to contribute to the materialization of science-policy interface.
- Missions for inclusive knowledge generation with regards to:
- monitoring socio-ecological and socio-technical realities on the field
- interrogating complex policy rationales from institutional settings
- opinion drilling towards contentious issues
- connecting stakeholders to generate a legitimate base for decisions
- twinning of institutional and policy practices
- Deliberation of findings for a an improved interface between inclusive research and policy making. This takes the form of:
- Calls for participants in inclusive research and missions
- Feedback on news posted on the website and in social media
- Publishing of inclusive generation of knowledge via edited multi-author publications
§3. the-enpi.org is structured internally in the following way:
- Founder, who drafts and edits the policy content, provides strategic direction for development and defines the governance structure until all positions are filled. The founder’s minimum voting weight is 26%.
- Scientific governance board consisting of elders that give that generate the policy input and output. It includes the founder and other invited members, who have 5% voting weight. The maximum number of invited elders is five to a maximum of 25% voting weight.
- Shareholders to a maximum of forty-nine private and legal persons. Each shareholder has a maximum of 3% and minimum 1% voting weight, to a maximum of 49%. The shareholders collect evidence in written consent to adhere to the values of the-enpi.org.
- The founder creats all deliverables, proposes, edits, organises and contributes to all projects, associate fellows contribute to research, the scientific governance board gives strategic direction, while contributing autors participate in podcasts and inclusive research.
- Together, the founder, the associates and the scientific governance board constitute the think-tank, while the shareholders constitute a network of self-sustainable policy enterprises.
- Partnerships with other think-tanks, media, education establishments and institutions are permissible in lieu of better knowledge transfers.
- Changes to the governance structure can be done only unanimously by the think-tank.
§4. the-enpi.org’s digital presence serve the following purpose:
- Networked governance of policy proposals, theoretical concepts, science-policy interface informed strategies, databases with project ideas, collected evidence, etc.
- Provides input to fill a gap stemming from the imperfect and spatially incoherent human development that results in flawed public governance practices.
- Materials published online can be used solely for the provision of common public goods in activities such as reading, learning, teaching, scientific referencing, re-publishing in media with the explicit notification of the authors.
- Research Projects are the backbone of the think-tank. They collect all written findings, are published on the website, if possible with DOI and in biannual yearbooks. Their name and mission are decided by the founder. All members of the think-tank have the right to contribute to them.
- Deliverables are usually presentations, graphics and teaching materials. They are meant to act as a passport of the think-tank towards external stakeholders and provide a compressed version of its findings. They can be used solely by, in the presence of, or with the explicit notification and approval of the owner of the think-tank.
- The European Union Studies Series is the journal of the think-tank, where large collaborative studies, biannual yearbooks and any other materials are published, usually in ResearchGate with DOI and in paper version for distribution during events.
- Calls for papers aim to create inclusive implementation pathways for the realization of strategies conceptualized by the think-tank, the EU or the UN. Each contributing author has the right to seek (co-)financing of his work, if no scholarship are provided by partners. Each Call for Papers results in a common, digitally streamed conference, which allows further participants to contribute to the implementation pathways. These are later submitted in stakeholder consultations to the EU or the UN.
- Social media accounts constitute an extension of the digital presense of the think-tank. The European Network of Policy Incubators webpage is an extension of the online community, while its subisidiary EU is a forum for policy proposals, which are shared on the EU-ENPI News Feedback webpage and a place, where major opportunities for the community are presented.
- Podcasts are ad-hoc policy laboratories created via recorded interviews with technocratic experts. They are given pre-formulated questions with a sufficient amount of time (e.g. two weeks) to prepare their answers. These are then transcribed into bullet points with focus on policy proposals, which are given feedback by the think-tank (founder). Thus, they are a combination of deliberation of findings by the think-tank and a two-way reflexive policy feedback. The co-author has the right to freely distribute and refer to the material.
- The website and all of its content (research projects and articles, deliverables, the European Union Studies Series, presentations, all graphics, social media posts, podcasts, video) are explictly protected by intellectual property and any breaches might result in reference to bodies of national judiciary, european agencies, ombudsman, parliament, media and any other mean that can result in cumulative pressure for the eviction of the intellectual property breach.
- The founder has the right to distribute opportunies for career development to the members of the think-tank, its associates and contributing autors in lieu of further capacity building.