Breaking down the barriers to solving world problems

Welcome to Simpol-Luxemburg!

What Simpol is, and how it works:

The Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) campaign allows we, citizens of Luxemburg, and citizens around the world, to use our votes in our national elections to solve global problems like global warming, financial market regulation, environmental destruction, war, and social injustice.

Simpol offers a way to solve today’s global problems; problems individual national governments cannot resolve by acting alone.

That’s because these problems transcend national boundaries, and because competition between governments to attract investment and jobs means that any government acting alone to solve them could effectively make its country economically uncompetitive, leading to inflation, unemployment, or even economic collapse.

Simpol aims to break the vicious circle governments find themselves in by encouraging people around the world to use their votes in a completely new way to oblige politicians and governments to cooperate globally in implementing appropriate policies simultaneously for the good of all.

Only by implementing policies simultaneously can our problems be resolved in a way that no nation, corporation, or citizen loses out. If all nations act together, everybody wins.

Simultaneous implementation would ensure that no country became uncompetitive as a result of pursuing policies that were right for the planet and which embodied people's higher aspirations. But politicians will not act together globally unless we make them!

So, please act now by signing up as a Simpol Supporter
which costs you nothing.

By supporting Simpol you are telling politicians that you’ll be voting in future national elections for ANY candidate, within reason, who has signed a pledge to implement Simpol’s range of policies alongside other governments  (The "Pledge"). Or, if you have a party preference, your support signifies that you want your preferred party to make that Pledge.

In that way, you still retain the ultimate right to vote as you please. But you are also clearly indicating to politicians that you’ll be giving strong preference to those who have signed the Pledge, to the exclusion of those who haven’t. With many parliamentary seats, and even entire national elections, hanging on a relatively low number of votes, even a relatively small number of Simpol supporters can make it in the vital interests of politicians to sign the Pledge. This is the simple mechanism supporters use to advance their cause.

Simpol's approach is peaceful, open, democratic, and it's free. By supporting Simpol, you gain the opportunity to

  • contribute, if you wish, to the formulation of specific policies to solve global problems, and
  • you join with others to use your vote in a new and effective way to drive the politicians of all parties and countries to implement those policies.

By supporting Simpol, you make yourself a part of the global political solution!

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SIMPOL WORKSHOP at the GIN conference in Luxembourg

Young people from 4 continents took part in the first SIMPOL workshop in LUXEMBOURG with the title "Global Governance, simultaneous policy and direct democracy". This workshop moderated by Alfred Groff was part of the Global Issues Network Conference "Coming together to empower all communities" (Opens external link in new window held March 14-16,2013 in the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg with over 250 participants.