An open sandbox for the world to build a better future at a human scale
 

Newropa is our vision for a new society, one designed without constraints and legacy in an open and optimistic way, one that sees technology and the movement of people as fundamental enablers, not the barriers to tradition.

 
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What is Newropa?

Newropa is a collection of concepts based on a set of optimistic values and enabled by new technologies.

Why does Newropa exist?

The world is on the move - not since the industrial revolution have we seen so much technological possibility; but our governments and their institutions are hamstrung by that past.

It should be seen as a rallying cry for Europe - a bottom-up movement by the many, not a top-down obligation by politicians. 

Newropa is a project out of IDEO, Munich. We see Newropa as a starting point for a conversation, a conversation that is open, honest and respectful of dissenting opinions. So if that’s a conversation you think is worth contributing to - either by adding your own ideas, by evolving the existing ones, or politely pointing out why current ones won’t work, we would love to hear from you.

 
 

Newropa is built on a few core values that drive how this society operates.

 

 
The world is moving towards mega-cities, business monopoles and an overall belief that bigger is better. We believe that there is human scale in everything. Something that works for people and feels reasonable for a society. We are [People-Centered] and believe in the [Human Scale].

The world is moving towards mega-cities, business monopoles and an overall belief that bigger is better. We believe that there is human scale in everything. Something that works for people and feels reasonable for a society. We are [People-Centered] and believe in the [Human Scale].

We know that one of the most valuable things we have is the cultural diversity within Europe. It has grown over centuries and we deliberately nurture and support it. We call it [Deliberate Diversity].

We know that one of the most valuable things we have is the cultural diversity within Europe. It has grown over centuries and we deliberately nurture and support it. We call it [Deliberate Diversity].

We know that the gross national product is important and that economic success and personal wealth is nice. But we also strongly believe in social capital – one that is based on [reciprocity, trust and the common good]. This is fundamental for a society to flourish. We want to be socially sustainable and invest in our collective social capital.

We know that the gross national product is important and that economic success and personal wealth is nice. But we also strongly believe in social capital – one that is based on [reciprocity, trust and the common good]. This is fundamental for a society to flourish. We want to be socially sustainable and invest in our collective social capital.

We share a nomadic nature and therefore we are at home anywhere. This requires an overall belief in radical welcoming. Newropa is too dense and fluid to insist or rely on borders. We want to have open arms, minds and hearts beyond borders. We are whole-heartedly open and foster [Radical Welcoming].

We share a nomadic nature and therefore we are at home anywhere. This requires an overall belief in radical welcoming. Newropa is too dense and fluid to insist or rely on borders. We want to have open arms, minds and hearts beyond borders. We are whole-heartedly open and foster [Radical Welcoming].

For Newropa to thrive, its people need to be motivated to participate in the development of society. We believe that each member of society is a public servant who can contribute to society in any way they choose. This is about building a new society from the ground up – we need all hands on deck.

For Newropa to thrive, its people need to be motivated to participate in the development of society. We believe that each member of society is a public servant who can contribute to society in any way they choose. This is about building a new society from the ground up – we need all hands on deck.

What other values do you think should Newropa embrace? Add yours to the list.

What other values do you think should Newropa embrace? Add yours to the list.

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We have designed a few provocations that reimagine how different aspects of society could function. These are intended to inspire the development of new ideas and conversations


Your vote has been a central tenet of democracy since forever, but the current concept - turn up once every 3 or 4 years - is pretty dated. Technology will allow us to make more informed decisions, and allow us to better reflect and build up opinions about the issues over time, not just the media noise once every 4 years.

 
 
 

Newropa believes in the contribution of citizens - either via their voice, their wallet or their actions. We want to provide citizens with a greater chance to get involved in the development of the services Newropa provides.

 
 

We see identity as an important part of a person’s character, but recognise that national boundaries are no longer a key definition of identity. Identity solutions span from the personal to the technology enabled keys of our lives that control all aspects (health, finance, administrative) of our existence.

 
 

 
 
 
 

Money is still making the world go around - and we don’t expect that to end anytime soon. What we do expect to change is the way we earn money, what we earn, and what we spend it on. 

 
 

 
 
 
 

In a world that is changing like ours, and where life spans are lengthening, we need to provide the structure and incentives that enable citizens to keep evolving their understanding of the world as the world around them changes.

 
 

Resource scarcity is a thing - and we will only keep going if we get smarter about designing, engineering, making, buying and disposing of our products.

 
 

We envisage ‘health’ will be delivered in Newropa, as opposed to health care. People are not going to get sick - we just imagine changing the way advice is provided - and of course data and AI will make the diagnosis and treatment individual and systemic.

 
 

In a nutshell, this is the operating model of Newropa.

 
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