The policy document you are about to read is the result of a very particular political and democratic experiment, driven by the belief that more people know more. Back in November 2013, when we first presented The Alternative to the public, we gave each other the political and organizational challenge to formulate our political principles and a party program through what might be called a political open-source process. This means that we invited all of those who had the time and inclination to be co-authors of The Alternative’s political program to participate in the creation. The only condition was that you subscribed to the party’s six fundamental values, as well as the party’s political direction and ambition – the serious sustainable transition of Denmark.
The Alternative’s six values:
This transition is characterized by the courage to imagine a radically different future, both for Denmark and for the rest of the world. More than 700 people accepted this invitation and have contributed with concrete proposals, critical questions and curiosity.
They have done so through their participation in the many political laboratories and workshops that were conducted during the spring of 2014. Meanwhile, The Alternative’s Transitional Council has continued to have constructive discussions on the more fundamental political issues that appeared in the individual political laboratories. All of these written and oral contributions together form the basis of this document.