Series of research seminars 2017 – Dimmons IN3-UOC – “The collaborative economy, fostering debate from research”
The collaborative economy, that is, the collaborative consumption and production of capital and labor among peer groups supported by a digital platform, is growing rapidly and exponentially. It has become a priority, and at the same time a challenge, for governments around the world. The impact of corporate models such as Uber and Airbnb in cities is generating disruption and controversy. Meanwhile, booming models such as Fairmondo or SMart.be represent socio-economic innovations that open up a horizon of economic democratization.
Several European institutions have pointed to various possibilities of approach and regulation of the phenomenon; at the same time the Generalitat de Catalunya this year is developing a new regulatory framework for the collaborative economy, while the Barcelona City Council and other Catalan cities are promoting promotion plans. The subject is hot in the media and the debate is served.
Research is already beginning to bear fruit and can provide elements to inform the debate. In this sense, Dimmons organizes this series of seminars, as part of the Col·lacy research project and the European project DECODE, in which we are building a multidisciplinary framework of collaborative economy, applied to the reality of the phenomenon in Catalonia. This series of seminars begins with a presentation of the legal approach, and will continue with other sessions from the economic, technological, gender, environmental, and public policy perspectives, among others.
- May 26th. Blockchain in Barcelona – Assessment of its potential for transforming the Sharing Economy towards Commons and platform-coop models
- March 6th. Analysis of the collaborative economy from a legal perspective, with Guido Smorto
- March 27th. Governance and technology of collaborative economy: An intersection of DAOs, Commons-based communities and Platform-coops, with Jordi Baylina and Marc Rocas
All the seminars, except if it’s indicated the contrary, take place at IN3-UOC building, at Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (Castelldefels, Barcelona)
How to arrive
- Train: R2 Sur line (from Barcelona, you can take it from Estació de França, Passeig de Gràcia, Estació de Sants)
- Once you arrive to Castelldefels station, using the underground walkway, you will find on the left side of the nearest parking a direct wood bridge to Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia, where IN3 is placed)
- Bus: L94, L95
- Parking: at Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (just at less than 5 minutes from IN3-UOC) there is a public parking space