Videos Commons-based Collaborative Economies Procomuns 2017

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Institutional opening and Opening talk “Commons versus neoliberalism: From an oligarchic economy to the open social economy”

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).

“Commons versus neoliberalism: From an oligarchic economy to the open social economy”. By Yochai Benkler. He reflected to what extent the network makes possible extensive forms of transformative collaboration for the economy and society, and the way that commons production and economy is reshaping economic spaces.

Debate about European Regulation of Collaborative Economies

The European Parliament Bureau at Barcelona, in collaboration with Dimmons Research Group from IN3/UOC, organize a debate about the European Parliament Resolution on Sharing Economy, related with “Procomuns Forum of Public Policies Co-creation for a Commons-based Sharing Economy”. This activity is outside the core program, it’s free-access.

We counted with Nicola Danti, the rapporteur. Report of European Parliament on Sharing Economy

Maria Teresa Calvo Mayals (European Parliament Barcelona’s Bureau chief), Karma Peiró (Nacio Digital newspaper director), Mayo Fuster Morell (Dimmons IN3 UOC & Procomuns), Francesca Bria – Chief Technology and Innovation Officer (Barcelona City Council), Albert Castellanos (Catalonia’s Autonomic Government), Yochai Benkler (Prof. Berkman’s Center, Harvard University), Guido Smorto (Dimmons IN3 UOC)

(Video without English version, but there are interventions in English)

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 discussed both actions, and to which extend they fit the reality and needs of the commons-based collaborative economy in Barcelona.

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


City Challenges: Caring economies

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.

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 drew the emergent tech challenges on which commons-based collaborative economy, and DECODE european project, discovering at last the Blockchain by different entrepreneus and experts.

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

Slides DECODE Project

(Video without English version, but there are interventions in English)

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.

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)

Slides Mònica Garriga-Fem Procomuns

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 identified together learnings, obstacles and how commons-based collaborative economy offer oportunities.

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

(Video without English version)

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?

Ariadna Trillas (Alternativas Económicas, Eldiario.es), i Bart Grugeon Plana (Journalist). Moderator: Elena Tarifa (journalist with expertise in women&tech)

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?

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

Slides Iniciativa Open Data Barcelona – Lourdes Muñoz

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. Mayo Fuster Morell (Dimmons, research DECODE), Ruben Suriñach (Social Balance XES), Alba Hierro (Pam a Pam)

Slides Procommon Qualities Star

Slides Social Balance – XES

Slides Pam a Pam

Common governance resources and models: Decidim at economy

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

Slides Decidim

(Video without English version)

Open and Commons-based business and economic sustainability models

We introduced 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.

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

Slides Wouter Tebbens

Slides Bruno Carballa

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

Ernest Pons (Barcelona Activa), and guests

City Challenges: Housing

We explored challenges and opportunities in the emerging co-housing sector in the city within the framework of the digital common from a constructive perspective.

Marc Parès (IGOP-UAB), Albert Arias (Dir. Tourism, Barcelona City Council). Coordinator: Adrià Garcia (co-founder Holon)

(Video without English version)

Procomuns closure with Yochai Benkler, Joan Subirats, Elisabet Roselló i Àlvaro Porro

We collected 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).