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How did I realize that a Commons Good based system was everything but utopian? I studied sociology at the University of Salamanca. It is a city that brings smiles for the past good times and exalts the most nostalgic memories.

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About solidarity

Recently, Commons Network added a new member to our team: Irene Alonso joined us in January as an intern from our office in Berlin. We are very happy to be working with her. In a new series of blogs, she

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‘Health Care Is Not A Business, But A Fundamental Right’

Recap: Access to Medicines Movement Meets in Brussels On Wednesday the 31st of January, activists, doctors, advocates, MEPs and representatives of the European Commission met in the European Parliament during an event organised by Commons Network and Health Action International.

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Posted in Europe, Health, IP, knowledge commons, Medicine

Special Event in Brussels on Health Commons, FP9 and Public-Needs Oriented R&D

  Health Action International (HAI) and Commons Network (CN) organize a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of the system of medical research & development (R&D). The event will be in Brussels, in the European Parliament, on Wednesday the 31st

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Posted in Europe, Health, IP, knowledge commons, Medicine

Mercosur trade agreement negotiations threaten to raise prices on lifesaving medicines.

Brussels: December 5th, 2017 Mercosur negotiations & Policy incoherence: the Commission ignores EU Member States’ doubts on pharmaceutical patents. This week, the EU will finish trade negotiations with Mercosur, a union of Southern American countries including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and

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Posted in Europe, Health, IP, Medicine

Access to Medicines: An Urgent Letter

Dec 1- 2017, Brussels. The negotiations between the EU and Mercosur countries are being finalised this week. The trade agreement’s provisions on intellectual property protection threaten to hurt access to medicines raising prices for millions of people. Commons Network has

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Posted in Europe, Health, IP, Medicine, Uncategorized

#ECAmadrid: Activists!

On Thursday, as part of the European Commons Assembly in Madrid, local activists will join the commoners from all over Europe in MediaLab Prado to exchange ideas and experiences. Line-up: Christina Sanabria, a senior official in the Madrid Municipality in

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Posted in Urban Commons

Watch The Livestream Here: #ECAmadrid

The European Commons Assembly is about to start, in MediaLab Prado Madrid. Hundreds of commons activists get together in Madrid this week to talk about urban commons and much more. If you cannot make it here, you can Always keep

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Posted in Urban Commons

#ECAmadrid: Introducing The Commoners

On the eve of the European Commons Assembly held in Madrid this week, we asked the participants to introduce themselves and their projects. Click on the titles below to jump to the different sections and join us at the assembly,

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Posted in Climate, Data, democracy, Energy, Europe, knowledge commons, Urban Commons

The European Commons Assembly and the Way Forward for the EU

The European Commons Assembly is about to start, this Wednesday in Madrid. In preparation, and to get into the spirit of the European Commons, this week we will publish articles and blogs from commoners all over Europe. To kick things

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Posted in Europe, Uncategorized, Urban Commons
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