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Towards a people and planet-oriented (digital) transition in Europe : Platform cooperatives and their fundamental role in the context of recovery

This paper is open to the signatures of other organizations : Sign it here   Digital transition, platforms and the alternative model of platform coops Digital transition figures high on the EU policy agenda and among the main priorities of policies and programmes to come – starting with Digital Europe and the digital single market, but including also others related to the EU Recovery Plan, Cohesion Policy, etc.The COVID19 crisis further contributed to the fact that an increasing number of national governments, cities and regions put digitalisation – including the development of the platform economy – at the very top…

Open Call for Papers: the Gender of the Platform Economy

The call to receive abstracts for the Internet Policy Review:  Special Issue on the gender of the platform economy is open now. The aim of this publication is to address how public policies could favor a feminist transition from the industrial to the digital platform era in a COVID-19 context. The Special Issue is co-sponsored by Dimmons and KISON research groups (UOC-IN3), in collaboration with the Sharing Cities Action program.     TOPIC AND RELEVANCE PLATFORM ECONOMY The Platform economy (PE) – also known as the Collaborative Platform Economy or Sharing Economy – is used as a floating signifier for…

#DimmonsOpenKnowledge

Due to the difficult scenario the whole planet is going through, Dimmons research group works from home to continue fostering socioeconomical innovation through action-research. These days we believe it is more important than ever to continue our commitment to disseminating the open knowledge. For this reason, we share the latest contributions of Dimmons regarding procomon digital economy. Videos of the Sharing Cities Action Encounter 2019. 30 sessions in which experts of the digital economy, cities representatives, projects and the international ecosystem work on new platform models: more sustainable, feminist and inclusive. Latest published articles: Dimmons focuses on the digital sphere…

The UOC organizes an electoral debate in Barcelona on the platform economy

The candidates agreed that people’s social, labour and digital rights must be respected  The main candidates for Barcelona’s municipal elections took part in a debate on digital economy policies on 16 May. At the event held at the Col·legi de Periodistes de Catalunya (Catalan Guild of Journalists), they presented their proposals regarding the platform economy and the collaborative economy, which allow users to exchange goods and services via digital platforms. The event was organized by the Digital Commons research group (Dimmons) from the UOC’s Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), in collaboration with BarCola, a node for collaborative economy and commons-based…

La UOC organitza el primer debat sobre economia de plataforma amb les principals candidatures a Barcelona

Candidats i candidates a les properes eleccions municipals coincideixen en què Barcelona ha de ser una ciutat capdavantera en respectar els drets socials, laborals i digitals de les persones, i citen com a referent la Declaració de Sharing Cities. El passat 16 de maig va tenir lloc el primer debat sobre polítiques d’economia digital a la ciutat de Barcelona amb les principals candidatures a governar l’Ajuntament a les pròximes eleccions municipals del 26 de Maig. L’acte, que es va celebrar al Col·legi de Periodistes de Catalunya, va ser un espai de reflexió sobre l’estat i possibilitats de desenvolupament de l’economia…

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