Good Practice in Genoa: a step forward the experimentation of sharing economy

Last June 9th 2017 the City of Genoa freely undersigned an agreement on the Tourists Tax with Airbnb Ireland, the famous platform that connects people having extra space to rent (i.e. Hosts) with people (i.e. Guests) who need it for a short-term accommodation (i.e. Listing). The agreement introduces a participatory model for the management of […]

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4IWSE – The 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy took place in Lund

June 15th and 16th 2017 the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) of the Lund University (Sweden) hosted the 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy.  A great venue for the European network of researchers working on the topic of the collaborative and sharing economy. In two days 95 participants attended the workshop, organized […]

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Commons in the political space, for a post capitalist transition – The Interviews

What are relations between commons and politics? In the last few years, the commons have enriched themselves with their entry into political institutions at the level of states, large cities or regions, whether in Bolivia, Ecuador, Spain, Britain, France, Italy, and elsewhere in the world. How can this encounter inspire us? How does the commons […]

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The CO-Cities Series: #2 Reggio Emilia

  The city of Reggio nell’Emilia (better known as Reggio Emilia), located in the hearth of Emilia Romagna, counts a population of 172.000 inhabitants. 27.000 of them are involved in activities promoting social cohesion. These numbers, which highlight the existence of a strong social capital, help us understand the peculiarity of the approach adopted by […]

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A series of seminars to discuss urban regeneration and social innovation in Naples

On Tuesday the 16th of May 2017 Professor Christian Iaione, LabGov coordinator, will be in Naples to hold a seminar on the topic “The commons in Italy, between urban economies and public policies”. His lesson is part of a series of seminars organized by Professor Giovanni Laino within the framework of the course Urban and […]

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Families and Tribes – A semiotic reading of the business incubation world

  A semiotic reading of the business incubation world, towards a model of collaborative incubation between small ecosystems. This article originally appeared in Italian on Doppiozero.  Since a few years something interesting has been observed around the word “incubation”. Metaphorology scholars define it as “catachresis”. As happens (happened) to the Italian locution “la gamba del […]

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Economy as a Common Project. State-Of-The-Art Of Basic Income

The 20th century income distribution system has changed entirely. The traditional framework of value creation based on the interaction of private, public and third sector is irremediably compromised. More and more companies don’t generate profit, as well as public administration doesn’t produce public value, and, thus, the society struggles to generate shared social value. Given […]

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A 2-days event in Reggio Emilia to discuss “Social innovation, commons, collaboration models”

On Tuesday the 15th and Wednesday the 16th of March 2017, the city of Reggio Emilia will host the 2-days conference “Social innovation, commons, collaboration models. Cities and local communities development”. The event will bring together experts, policy makers, social innovators and citizens, and will be a valuable occasion to reflect on the transformations that […]

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TRANSIT Workshop on resourcing and monitoring for transformative social innovation

On the 16th and 17th of February a 2-days workshop about resourcing and monitoring, organized within the framework of the TRANSIT (TRANsformative Social Innovation Theory) Project, will take place in Maastricht. TRANSIT is a research project, co-founded by the European Commission, which addresses the question of “How social innovation can interact with other forms of […]

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An event about collaborative innovation @MISE

On Thursday, November 17th, the MISE will host an event all about cooperatives: “PROGETTI DI FRONTIERA PER LE COOPERATIVE” (“border projects for cooperatives”). The event will focus on feasibility studies for an innovative collaboration between the public sector and the cooperative movement. During the day, 8 feasibility studies promoted and financed by the MISE will be presented […]

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