The Ideal Sector is grounded on a balance between resilience and flexibility. It features stability, but also openness to change. IDEAN promotes tolerance and the flexibility to cope with all sorts of incidents: from demographic transformations, economic crises, technological progress and climate change, to natural disasters. At the same time its seven strands of principles, such as open culture of identity, shared values, social learning and conviviality, or its political division of balanced governance, urban rights and participation, provide a unique integrity and strength.