Developing a Coop-Commons Alliance for a Collaborative Equitable and Participatory Economy
LESSONS FROM THE CONFERENCE AT THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE, 5 DECEMBER 2016
Developing a Co-op commons alliance towards a Collaborative Equitable and Participatory Economy: Cooperative digital platforms Lines of research
Digital platforms are at the heart of the so-called “collaborative” economy. They are powerful tools for networking, sharing and cooperation. Through digital technology and the Internet, civil society is now able to self-organize and create value without intermediaries. This collaborative economy based on peer-to-peer operation takes two main forms, according to Michel Bauwens, co-founder of the P2P Foundation: peer-to-peer “in common” and distributed market relations.