Venue: Barcelona Activa – Carrer Llacuna, 162-164 (08018 Barcelona)

On June the 28th (19,15h) we will celebrate a party as closing of the forum and to celebrate all the hard work done during these days, at the new space of LaT. More information

Here you can check all the program of this 2nd edition of Procomuns 2017. The organisation could make changes in the next days, so stay tunned!

Tuesday June 27thWednesday June 28th
9h Welcoming & registration9h Welcoming & registration
9:30h Opening with Barcelona City Council, Procomuns presentation9:30h Debate: Public opinion and sharing economy. How media reflects commons collaborative economy? How can we do for spreading the word to mainstream? Notes
10h Yochai Benkler lecture "Commons beyond neoliberalism: from oligarchic economy to open social economy”. Notes
10:15h Strategies and possible alliances with business actors related with open knowledge. Notes
11:30h Café & Lightning talks!
11:30h Café & Lightning talks!
12h Debate: sharing economy regulations in Catalonia and Barcelona. What model do we need? Notes
12h Procomuns Balance: What makes a Commons platform? Presentation of Procomuns Star, reflections around real cases & innovative models. Meeting point with cooperativism, with Pam a Pam and Social Balance by XES. Notes

14h Lunch break14h Lunch break
15h Parallel activities:
City challenges: Caring and collaborative economy.Notes
Technology and Blockchain for a commons-based collaborative economy. Notes
15h Open and Commons-Based Business and Sustainability models. Notes
Commons governance models and resources: Decidim on economy. Notes
16:30h Café & Lightning Talks!16:30h Café & Lightning Talks!
17h Parallel activities:
City challenges: Social exclusion & sharing economy. Notes
Labour, precarity and platform cooperativism. Notes
17h Parallel activities:
City challenges: Housing. Notes
Promotion policies & resources for collaborative economies in Barcelona. Notes
18:30h Closing session: Collaborative Economy and City Challenges 18:30h Closing of Procomuns with Yochai Benkler


1st day. 27 June

9h. Reception and acreditations

9:30h Institucional opening. Jordi Via (Commissioned Social and Solidarity Economy, Barcelona City Council), Sara Berbel (Director Barcelona Activa) and Marta Aymerich Martínez (UOC Vice President). Presentation of the conference by Mayo Fuster Morell (Director Dimmons IN3 UOC). Room Emprèn

10h.  Opening talk. “Commons versus neoliberalism: From an oligarchic economy to the open social economy”. By Yochai Benkler. He will reflect to what extent the network makes possible extensive forms of transformative collaboration for the economy and society, and the role that commons production and economy is reshaping economic spaces. Room Emprèn

11,30h. Different spaces

Coffee & networking  + Lightning talks! A series of very brief talks on new ideas and powerful projects!

12h. Debate public policies and regulation of the collaborative economy in Catalonia and Barcelona: What model do we need? 2017 is the year for the regulation of collaborative economies. The Catalonia’s Generalitat is finalizing a process of characterization and regulation of the collaborative economy in Catalonia.  Barcelona City Council has been working on a specific plan on commons-based collaborative economy. We’ll discuss both actions, and to which extend they fit the reality and needs of the commons-based collaborative economy in Barcelona. Room Emprèn

    • Albert Castellanos (Economic Promotion, Competition and Regulation, Generalitat Catalunya)
    • Álvaro Porro (Proximity economies, Barcelona City Council)
    • Moderator: Nuria Valero (Lazzum)

14h. Lunch break

15h. Parallel activities

City Challenges: Economics of care. To what extent do digital platforms and collaborative methodologies cover the field of caring? How can they be applied and can respond to the needs that exist in the field of the caring economy? Co-creation Dynamic Room Emprèn

Beatriz García (Dept. Time and Caring Economy, Barcelona Activa), Ester Vidal (Director of Services for Cooperative, Social and Solidarity Economy and Consumer Affairs), Sonia Ruiz (Director Gender Mainstreaming Unity. Barcelona City Council), Thais Lloret (FemProcomuns Coop.), Pia Mazuela (SmartIB)

Technology infrastructure and blockchain for a common collaborative economy. We will draw the emergent tech challenges on which commons-based collaborative economy, and DECODE european project, discovering at last the Blockchain by different entrepreneus and experts.  Auditori**

Francesca Bria (CTO and Digital Innovation, Barcelona City Council), Enrico Stano (president CoopDevs), Astrid Baldissera (lawyer & co-founder, Starting Legal), Luis Cuende (Aragon co-founder), Dr. Jordi Herrera-Joancomartí (criptocurrencies expert, professor & coordinator of Informatics Doctorate Program at Escola d’Enginyeria UAB), David Proto (CreativeChain co-founder), Dr. Lluïsa Marsal (Blockchain4Cities researcher, UPF), Aleix Ripol (sociologist & co-founder of Barcelona Bitcoin Community)

Moderator: Marc Rocas (Dimmons), Final remarks: Yochai Benkler

16:30h. Different spaces

Coffee & networking  + Lightning talks! A series of very brief talks on new ideas and powerful projects!

17h. Parallel Activities

Labour , precariousness and collaborative economy: New trade unions and labour cooperativism. One of the most debated topics, lately, at sharing and contemporary economy, is around labour rights on new work modalities, specially at platforms, usually outside of the legal frames. At the same time, it’s appearing new and old answers like work and platform cooperatives, and new kinds of union trades. Alhora, emergeixen noves i velles respostes com les cooperatives de treball, de plataforma o els sindicats Room Emprèn

Adrián Todoli (expert in labour market and collaborative economy), Union RidersXDerechos BCN, Pia Mazuela (Smart IB), Monica Garriga (Free Knowledge Institute- FemProcomuns), XES

Moderator: Ricard Espelt (Dimmons)

City Challenge: Digital Exclusion & Collaborative Economy. Sharing economy is growing, creating challenges and new opportunities. However, at Barcelona there are citizens who are excluded of access to devices or even Internet, by economic or geographic reasons. We will identify together learnings, obstacles and how commons-based collaborative economy offer oportunities. Room Innova

David Franquesa (EREUSE), Leandro Navarro (Guifi.net), Nuria Valero (Lazzum), Natxo Varona (Dept. Social Innovation, Barcelona City Council)

18:30h. Summary and day closing. Let’s review together and collect some of the reflections, results and lessons learned throughout the day, as preparation of the following day. Room Emprèn


2nd day. 28 June

9h. Reception and acreditations

9:30h Debate: Public opinion and the collaborative economy. Mainstream media tends to cover exclusively unicorn sharing economy models. Why it’s so hard that commons-based collaborative economy appears at this media? What can we learn about it? Room Emprèn

Ariadna Trillas (Alternativas Económicas, Eldiario.es), i Bart Grugeon Plana (Journalist).

Moderator: Elena Tarifa (journalist with expertise in women&tech)

10:15h. Strategy and possible alliances with business world linked to open knowledge. The open knowledge-based model is dominant in different fields and markets, such as software, (big) data field, or as digital manufacturing. What can we learn from these experiences? What strategies or alliances can we face against large multinationals and companies that use open knowledge or open production practices? To what extent an hybrid ecosystem around the commons-based model can be beneficial, or under what conditions is it? Room Emprèn

Tomas Díez (Fab Lab Barcelona, Fab City, Nou Lab), Lourdes Muñoz (co-founder of Iniciativa Open Data Barcelona, Dones en Xarxa), Gabriel Notari (Director,  Thoughtworks Spain), Marco Berlinguer (IGOP-UAB)

Moderator: Mayo Fuster

11:30h. Different spaces

Coffee & networking  + Lightning talks! A series of very brief talks on new ideas and powerful projects!

12h. Procomuns Balance: What makes a platform being a commons-based platform? Presentation of the star of commons qualities (economic, governance and technology models, knowledge and social responsibility policies) and a meeting point with cooperativism from Pam to Pam and the Social Balance of XES. Room Emprèn

Ricard Espelt (Dimmons, research DECODE), Ruben Suriñach (Social Balance XES), Alba Hierro (Pam a Pam)

14h. Lunch break

15h. Parallel activities

Open and Commons-based business and economic sustainability models. We will introduce you at this space the models and mechanisms of economic sustainability or business which are happening at commons-based collaborative economy, including hybrids, in areas such as culture and knowledge, data, software or digital fabrication. Room Emprèn

Elisabet Roselló (Dimmons, Research Cultura Viva), Bruno Carballa (Dimmons, Research DECODE), Wouter Tebbens (Free Knwoledge Institute), Felix Weth (Fairmondo), Arnau Vilardell (SomMobilitat)

Procommon governance resources and models: Decidim at economy. Room Innova

Antonio Calleja (Tecnopolitics IN3 UOC), Xavier Barandiaran (Barcelona City Council), , Mònica Garriga (Free Knowledge Institute – Decidim Team)

16:30h. Different spaces

Coffee & networking  + Lightning talks! A series of very brief talks on new ideas and powerful projects!

17h. Parallel activities

Policies and resources for the promotion of collaborative economies in Barcelona. Barcelona Activa will explain us the resources they share for collaborative economy projects in the framework of Pla d’Impuls de l’Economia Social i Solidària by Barcelona City Council, departing from “Transitant cap al procomú: La Comunificadora” document, and some of the participant projects of the first edition Room Emprèn

Ernest Pons (Barcelona Activa)

City Challenges: Housing. We will explore challenges and opportunities in the emerging co-housing sector in the city within the framework of the digital common from a constructive perspective. Room Innova

Marc Parès (IGOP-UAB), Albert Arias (Dir. Tourism, Barcelona City Council)

Coordinator: Adrià Garcia (co-founder Holon)

18:30h.Procomuns closure. We will collect the results, reflections and observations that have emerged over the two days and point to possible directions to follow post-Procomuns. Yochai Benkler will also present some impressions around the city of Barcelona. Institutional closure: Alvaro Porro (Barcelona Activa), Elisabet Rosello (Dimmons IN3 UOC) and Joan Subirats (IGOP-UAB).

19:15h. Closing party at LaT! With everybody! To celebrate the exchange of ideas and the work done during the two days at Procomuns 2017, we will celebrate the procommon collaborative economies at the new space La T Laboratory of technopolitics for the common good