Local communities with political power
Medborgerne work to organize civil society’s diverse communities so that they can work together for the common good.
Medborgerne are organized as an association aimed at renewing and strengthening civil society communities and combating the powerlessness that more Danes feel in their daily lives. With inspiration from England and the United States, we are based on access to community organization. This approach focuses on building broad-based, local citizen alliances. These citizen alliances gather local communities across faith, social backgrounds, subjects, hobbies, ages and associations, reinforce the democratic power of their members and enable them to go together and create change – not in spite of, but because of their mutual diversity and diversity.
Medborgerne are a catalyst that can initiate and support the construction of such local citizen alliances. Our first goal is to build a local citizen alliance in Copenhagen, thus creating the example that other people in Denmark can learn from and that can inspire innovation and development of civil society’s role in the 21st century.
Medborgerne, a local citizen alliance composed of the following member organizations:
- Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke – ActionAid
- University College of Copenhagen
- Save the Children Youth Copenhagen
- HK Service Hovedstaden
- Kirken i Kulturcenteret
- RCYN – Ressource Center Ydre Nørrebro
- Tro i Harmoni
- Imam Ali Moskéen
- FDF K9 Nørrebro
- Miljøpunkt Nørrebro
- Sabil Forening
- 3F København
- KAB Grøndalsvænge
Medborgerne are working on campaigns to improve concrete cases that affect citizens’ lives in Nørrebro and Northwest of Copenhagen. We are currently working on a campaign to prioritize the area around Nørrebro Station, so it can become a safe gathering point. Read more about the campaign and its solutions here: https://www.medborgerne.dk/min_norrebro_station.
We believe that real changes come from below. When good neighbors find together and organize themselves. We listen to the many voices in our hinterland and develop the solutions we can all stand for.
Instead of citizen involvement, we make politicians involvement. We make campaigns to commit politicians to cooperate so that we together can create long-term, positive changes in our neighborhood.
We are not a political party. We are a citizen’s alliance working for the common good – a fair and dignified society with space for all of us. We agree to create concrete changes – not in spite of, but by virtue of our mutual diversity.
Tea Fromholt, secretary leader Medborgerne
Tea Fromholt, sekretariatsleder www.medborgerne.dk