Platform Cooperativism Resource Library


Ali Ercan Özgür at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. He is a speaker for Town Hall 5 – Distributed Governance. 

About This Town Hall: Meet a group of entrepreneurial platform co-op founders presenting on enterprises that range in maturity, from emerging to well-established. They hail from as far as Turkey, Belgium, Finland, Spain, and Indonesia. The focus of the discussion is the governance of geographically dispersed independent contractors. Aggregating members and workers on a platform comes with unique opportunities for increasing participation and potentially also for distributed decision making.

Ali Ercan Ozgur holds a Ph.D. from Marmara University on the “Development Agencies in Turkey under the auspices of the EU”. He also holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University and an MSc in Governance and Development Management degree from the University of Birmingham. Ali Ercan is currently the founder and Managing Director of IDEMA International Development Partners and co-founder of Needs Map, Inogar (Innovation Garage) and InogarArt (Art Incubation Center). Needs Map is a non-profit platform co-op where people in need meet the people who want to support. Our map-based platform enables supporters to see location-based needs (around their neighborhoods, city of their interest, etc.), thus serving to create responsible communities.

Added April 21, 2020