The following is a list of the strategic focuses for the international ECG movement as voted by hubs, chapters and delegates of the Delegates Assembly, Stuttgart, 2019.
Strategic focuses will make international collaboration easier and will make our activities more effective.
- Chapters, hubs and associations can use the focuses to decide on their priorities, to collaborate on projects and to share best practice (see Next steps below).
- The strategic focuses will give guidance to the International Federation in budgeting and allocating resources.
You are invited to give examples of what is already happening to achieve each of the focuses on the list in the section Exchange of Best Practices.
|Movement goal||Expected outcome||Key performance indicator|
Raise awareness amongst the public about the concept of the Economy for the Common Good (ECG) and its values.
People in societies want ECG as an alternative model to our current socio-economic system.
Number of members of ECG associations
Ensure the quality and effectiveness of the ECG Balance Sheet.
ECG balance sheet is an effective standard.
Satisfaction survey of companies/ organisations
Promote the ECG Balance Sheet amongst municipalities and raise the number of municipalities with an ECG Balance Sheet.
Municipalities improve their contribution to the common good, managing their issues with the help of the ECG Balance Sheet.
Number of organisations with valid ECG balance sheet
Number of organisations with valid ECG balance sheet that repeat it
Raise the number of companies and organisations with an ECG Balance Sheet.
Organizations and companies improve their contribution to the common good managing their issues with the help of the ECG Balance Sheet.
Form and maintain lasting relationships with companies/organisations who do the ECG Balance Sheet.
Organizations are proud to be part of the ECG community and to contribute to the common good.
Satisfaction survey of companies/ organisations.
Number of companies that are members.
Churn rate of companies
37 chapters and hubs took part in the voting process. Each voting body allocated numbers 1 - 29 (using each number once) to the list of 29 focuses, with 1 representing the most important. The total votes for each focus are shown in the left hand column. The final ranked position is shown in the right hand column.
- Delegates Assembly (DA) in Paris 2017 set up a group to develop an international strategy.
- International strategy group reported back to DA in Lisbon 2018 with suggested ‘fields of activities’. Delegates at Lisbon developed a list of strategic focuses.
- Consultation and feedback from the movement on the strategic focuses at the ECG Summer Week 2018 and through the wiki in December 2018.
- Final list of strategic focuses were ranked in order of importance by chapters and hubs by email and by delegates at the DA in Stuttgart 2019 (the original intention was to have an online voting process by the movement, so this is why the voting was wider than the DA proposal voting).
Overview document and German translation (deutsche Übersetzung)
While working on a German translation, Lutz Dudek has made printable layouts of all focuses.
Lutz Dudek hat eine deutsche Übersetzung der strategischen Schwerpunkte im A4-Format erstellt.