Naturia is a cooperative that relies on its cooperators to live and grow.
The current cooperators are working on clarifying the statutes and creating different types of shares to be able to welcome new partners - in and around the project - from October 2021.
You want to be part of the adventure, to become a cooperator, to contribute to the development of NaturiaThe "Welcome and Departure" circle provides you with information. Please contact the representative, Tanja Spöri: email@example.com
Comings and goings are part of the normal life of the place, as for any living organism. The Welcomes and Leaves circle has developed a process of co-option and de-cooption that we invite you to discover.
last update April 2021
The current cooperators have defined a development project for Naturia based on two important axes: permaculture and the cooperative.
This project is supported by three interdependent bodies: the board of directors, the management and the circles.
Any candidate-operator is invited to contact the representative of the "Welcome and Departure" circle who will briefly explain the project, send him/her the useful documents (statutes, descriptions of the circles, role of the management, ROI...) and invite him/her to contact two different co-operators in order to set up an appointment for an individual meeting.
The choice of the two co-operators is made, for one, by drawing lots, for the other according to the interests or more specific affinities of the candidate, it will be the 'godfather' or the 'godmother' of the candidate.
These two cooperators talk individually with the candidate, being attentive to hear what brings him to Naturia, his understanding of the operation, his interests and ideas for the site, his wishes and desires for realization.
Once the two interviews have been completed, the two cooperators concerned return to the representative of the "Welcome and Departure" circle and talk about what they have heard, their enthusiasm or, on the contrary, their perplexities. They take stock together and decide whether or not to support the application to the board of directors.
In all cases, the candidacy is presented to the administrative body which will decide whether or not to relay it to the general assembly (currently OA=AG but this should be differentiated in the statutes) which will ultimately ratify the candidacy.
The candidate co-operators during the waiting period for co-option have the :
*The possibility of participating in all the development work on the site without this giving the right to a 'free pass' as cooperators. On the other hand, this can help to feel if the project and the other cooperators are in line with what the candidate cooperator has imagined. This participation is in no way obligatory, nor does it give the right to a remuneration or any other advantage.
* Possibility to have access to Pow Wow information and board of directors via their sponsor when it is deemed appropriate and once the relationship is more developed (usually in consultation with the other person seen as part of the co-option process) The basic documents (ROI, statutes, charter ..) are transmitted as soon as possible.
* Any tensions or questions that arise can be taken up with the sponsor who, if he or she deems it necessary, will report back to the governing body.