how we organise ourselves
Board, advisors, management team, volunteers, local groups, affiliates, supporters… Learn how we organise ourselves in the Avalon Project.
The Avalon Project is an educational and activist organisation whose headquarters are located in Spain, but we are beginning to open national and regional offices in other parts of the world. These offices act independently, and translate the project’s global strategies into their local context, seeking their own economic support through supporters and donors when carrying out their work.
The coordination of all the offices of the Avalon Project in the world is carried out from the central international office in Spain.
The organisational structure of the Avalon Project consists of:
Since its inception, the volunteers of the Avalon Project have been the shock force in our actions, although also the people who have received the best training in our educational programmes. They have been those who have planted thousands of trees, who have protested and carried out the organising work in our mobilisations and events, and who have ultimately become "educators for peace" in their own villages or neighbourhoods. Volunteers from the Avalon Project are the soul of our organisation.
Affiliated groups of the Avalon Project are those organisations that share our ideals and objectives and commit to work for them. These are the associations or organisations which, in different countries, help to implement the strategies, educational programmes and global projects of Avalon. These groups sign a formal agreement with the Avalon Project by which they commit themselves to carry out the objectives of our organisation. The central international office of the Project in Spain coordinates the actions of the affiliated organisations and offers guidance and support materials.
The mass of supporters of the Avalon Project are those who provide the economic base for the realisation of our activities, through specific donations or periodic fees. They constitute the basis on which the building of the Project stands, because our work would be doomed to failure without all these people.
In exchange for their invaluable contribution, the Avalon Project sends them regularly the myths, legends or folktales which gradually are added to our global bank of cultural seeds, The Earth Stories Collection. In this way, our supporters can become disseminators of these traditional stories which, as already explained, are capable of transmitting the systemic and ecological worldview we need to overcome the serious civilisational crisis we are facing.
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- Header picture: “Week 12 – Snow Geese”, by Miss Tessmacher, under license CC BY-NC in Flickr.
- Volunteers of the Avalon Project during the organisation of Paz Ahora – Peace Now 2010, by Elena Pérez-Martínez.
- Meeting of a group of the Avalon Project in the National Park of Sierra de Cazorla, by Marta Ventura.
- “Single marble”, by Nick Harris, under license CC BY-ND in Flickr.
- “My social network”, by Luc Legay, under license CC BY-SA, in Flickr.