To renovate and restore Colonia Vidal to found and develop a community project to live, work
and grow that brings meaning, belonging and freedom to the lives of the people involved. A
project that supports the personal lives and projects of its members and, as part of a wider
network, serves to create a more sustainable, just and supportive world.
To realize this vision we will found and manage a “Cooperativa Integral”, encompassing a
housing, consumer and labor co-operative as a legal entity that provides transparency and
promotes participation and autonomy. This structure will allow us to attract people from
Catalonia and Europe to form a community and transform, while respecting the territory and
its historical essence, the former colony Vidal into a center of reference for an inspiring and
To provide access to fair housing, sustainable food, meaningful employment, personal
growth and community engagement.
Values and Principles
Vidalia as all co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility,
Sociocracy, equality, equity and solidarity. We believe in the moral values of honesty,
openness, social responsibility and caring for others. We will employ the co-operative
principles as stipulated by the International Co-operative Alliance (http://ica.coop/en/whats-co-op/co-operative-identity-values-principles) as guidelines to put these values into practice.
Voluntary and Open Membership
Vidalia will be, open to all persons able to use our services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.
Democratic Member Control
Vidalia will be a democratic organisation controlled by its members, who actively participate in setting its policies and making decisions through a sociocratic governance system
representatives will be accountable to the membership.
Member Economic Participation
proportion to their transactions, and supporting other activities approved by the membership.
Autonomy and Independence
our members and maintain their co-operative autonomy.
Education, Training and Information
opinion leaders – about the nature and benefits of co-operation.
Co-operation among Co-operatives
in Catalonia and Europe.
Concern for Community
Vidalia will work for the sustainable development of its community and harmony amongst its members through communication, personal wellbeing and conflict resolution policies approved by its members.