Barcelona – Procomuns: Commons Collaborative Economy

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Country Spain
City Barcelona
Date 2016
Description of the project Commons Collaborative Economies: Policies, Technologies and City for the People is a project which aims 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 software platforms for collaborative communities.

Commons Collaborative Economies: Policies, Technologies and City for the People” is promoted by the Department of Alternative Economies and Proximity of Barcelona Activa and BarCola (node on collaborative economy and commons production in Barcelona), as well as the P2Pvalue European project — locally by Dimmons (Digital Commons Research at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) of the Open University of Catalonia, and Institute of Govern and Public Policies of the Autonomous University of Barcelona ( @ UAB).

1) It established the association Network of Municipalities for the Social and Solidarity Economy. A total of 31 municipalities in Catalonia have founded the first municipal alliance to promote new ways of producing and consuming that are democratic, supportive and sustainable, with the aim of making a transition towards an economic model more resistant to the effects of large economic crises. Barcelona, which is one of the driving forces behind the alliance, has hosted the formal act of constitution of the association.

2)    There was an intent in 2014 of having a regional law for the Social and Solidary Economy.

3) In the Plan, they spoke about the economic crisis: In this context, the current crisis is not understood as an eventuality but as a logical consequence of the same prevailing economic model; a systemic crisis. In the face of this crisis, it is essential to experience consolidating new ways of understanding the economy and business. The isolidary social economy can renew them and make them more democratic, supportive and sustainable.

Urban Co-Governance Moderate
Enabling State Moderate
Pooling Weak
Experimentalism Moderate
Tech Justice Weak
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Contact person : Alvaro Porro



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