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#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

The European Commons Assembly: You Can Still Come To Madrid

It’s almost time for the next European Commons Assembly, a global gathering of commoners and commons activists in MediaLab Prado, Madrid. Commons Network is one of the organizers and we welcome you to join us. You can go here to

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

Conference: Bottom-up Citizens Movements and Urban Commons

Commons Network director Sophie Bloemen will host a workshop on urban commons on Saturday (September 23rd) as part of the Euler Conference in Berlin. The workshop asks: is urban commons a buzz word, a real alternative or a utopian wish?

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Posted in democracy, Europe, Urban Commons

Will You Join Us In Madrid?

  The next European Commons Assembly will be in Madrid in October. And you can still be a part of it: Click here to join.  In cooperation with the Transeuropa Festival and MediaLab Prado, the assembly features 4 days of

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Posted in democracy, Europe, Urban Commons

Can Commons Thinking Break into the European Mainstream?

June 8 2017-  Blog by David Bollier on our new paper on EU & the Commons Can Commons Thinking Break into the European Mainstream?

Posted in democracy, Europe, knowledge commons, Urban Commons

News: Commons Network Releases Urgent Call To Europe

Berlin/Brussels 24 May, 2017.  Commons Network releases its new policy paper for Europe today. It is an urgent plea to Europe and a call to arms for all activists and Europeans. ‘Supporting the Commons: Opportunities in the EU Policy Landscape’ is an appeal

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Posted in democracy, Europe, IP, knowledge commons, Urban Commons

The European Commons Assembly Debuts in Brussels

Proposes new citizen-based institutions for revitalizing Europe and policy. On November 16, 2016 commoners from across Europe will gather in the European Parliament in Brussels to advocate with MEPs for commons-based policy and institution-building. The event is hosted by the Intergroup

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Posted in democracy, Europe, knowledge commons, Urban Commons
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