Building Commons Collaborative Economies in Barcelona
The encounter Commons Collaborative Economies: Policies, Technologies and City for the People will take place on March 11th, 12th and 13th. It will be organized by P2PValue European Project with the members of Dimmons, Research in Commons at IN3-UAB and IGOPnet.cc of UAB, Barcelona Activa with the new Department of Other Economies and Bar Cola, working group on colaborative economies and commons production.
The commons-oriented model within the collaborative economy is an emergent model based in Internet-enabled collaborative communities building shared and common resources whose ownership is accessible as a commons. The most famous examples are the open source software (that seems to be more prevalent than the proprietary one in several fields) and Wikipedia. Commons-based Peer Production is rapidly growing, not just for the disruptive and very successful cases of software, but also for hardware (FabLabs, Open Source Ecology) accommodation (couchsurfing) and currency (local coins). More recently, we have also seen the emergence and growth of hybrid models which retain some similar organizational logic, such as being based on collaborative principles, but privatizing others. This is the case in corporate-based peer production such as Uber or Airbnb.
The aim of the encounter is thus to highlight the relevance of the commons-oriented approach of peer production and collaborative economy, while proposing public policies and providing technical guidelines to build platforms for collaborative communities.
More concretely, the encounter has three main goals:
- To highlight the relevance of the commons-oriented model within the collaborative economy, and project internationally the relevance of commons – oriented production in Barcelona and Catalonia.
- To build policy recommendations for public administrations, specifically to be sent to the Plan of Municipal Action (PAM) for the next 4 years of the Barcelona City Council, and the consultation process of the European Commission, on public policies of promotion and regulation of the collaborative economy and the model of city.
- To provide technical guidelines to build free and open software and decentralized technologies for collaborative communities.
The event includes round tables, workshops, open session within three main topics Policies, Collaborative economy and Tech. Check the detail program at: procomuns.net
Commons Collaborative Economies: Policies, Technologies and City for the People.
March 11-12-13th, 2016
The event is co-organized by the Commissioner in Co-operative Economics & Consumption within the Department of Other Economies of Barcelona Activa (Barcelona City Council) with the BarCola – Node on collaborative economy and commons production in Barcelona, and theP2Pvalue European project (locally by Dimmons @ IN3-UOC & IGOPnet.cc @ UAB).
Collaborators of the event organizers are Guifi.net, Goteo, Pangea, Free Knowledge Institute (with the Digital DIY project), the Reutilitza.cat and eReuse.org projects, Amical Wikimedia, and OuiShare, among others.