Here, we share, we work together and we build a world which is a little more open!
We believe that an idea, no matter how small it may be, deserves to be explored, palpated and confronted. And if it becomes a project, it must have access to the best collaborative tools in order to be more efficient.
The resources are often so difficult to bring together, same as maintaining the motivation intact or finding the funds, that we have had the will to give a major boost to the smallest sparkles of genius.
Our commitment is to preserve this access, totally free, for all our altruistic intents. Every idea are welcomed, provided that their collaboration or their achievement contribute just a little bit to a better world.
It all began with a mistake from the tax office. Daniel received by mistake a request to pay 1.738 € before being refunded eight months later. Stephan, our second founder underwent the same type of mistake, and together, they discovered that this money might never have been returned to them.
They decided then to regard it as a "bonus" that might be invested somewhere to do something useful.
Altering the negative into positive, that’s a good start for Call up!
Daniel, therefore took on the crazy challenge (in samurai mode, of course) to implement a real service for the taxpayers with his 1738 € in his pocket! He started then implementing some citizens' projects before calling up on a Meetup group named "Mouvement équitable" in which he asked to the citizens of the world, what he can do from his standpoint for more justice and equity.
Several projects are popping out, to inform the customers, to promote more equitable products, to boost initiatives (the embryo is here, very small.) But the problem is, like for many other projects, to find allies, the financing and the resources for a good start.
Faced with all these difficulties to initiate some simple little projects, the
brilliant idea lightened up the team that was then mobilized, "And if our project
would rather help other’s projects?"
Ta-daaaam, the idea for Call Up was born!
The project took shapes, and in September 2015, everything speeded up. The talented Hervé Jungblut (designer), Thibault Charpentier (copywriter) and Ophélie Amelin (occupational psychologist) honored us in joining the team. Vi, who had a similar idea in the drawers, did not take long in completing the team.
One year Later, Daniel, Stephan, Vi, Diana and Jihad created the ASBL Co-Labs. The association mission is to manage the governance of Call Up and to support projects with social significance as their one and only goal. Shortly after, the team increased once more with Julien, Christophe and Pierre-Alexandre.
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