LIVE Streaming: First European Commons Assembly

Building a Platform for Facilitating and Regenerating the Commons.

European Parliament, Brussels. November 16, 2016 

Co-hosted by MEPs: Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL), Dario Tamburrano (EFDD), Ernest Urtasun (Greens/EFA), Sergio Cofferati (S&D)

Board’s members of the Working Group on Common Goods within the Intergroup on Common Goods and Public Services & in collaboration with Julia Reda, Monika Vana (Greens/EFA) and Ignazio Corrao (EFDD)
Streaming (EN, IT): https://youtu.be/0wEB1FQLNJE

The meeting is co-organised by the Working Group on Common Goods and the participants of the European Commons Assembly. The aims are to give visibility to the commons movement and to launch a platform for commoners to share experiences, practices, and policy proposals, and to exchange with MEPs engaged in bringing the commons perspective at the institutional level. The platform will make concrete proposals and promote direct participation in the EU institutions. The assembly intends to be a collaborative and participatory process.

PROGRAM

14.00 Accreditation
14.30 -14.45 Welcome and framing of European Commons Assembly Marisa Matias, president of the Intergroup on Common Goods and Public Services
14:45 -15.00 Who are the commoners of Europe? Introductions of groups working on the commons coming from across Europe
15:00 -15.45 Sharing examples and testimonies Stories on how commons-based thinking influenced policy
15.45 -15.55 Video messages from well-known commons leaders
15.55 -16.20 Debating policy proposals on commons from commoners (Part 1) Selected proposals from the European Commons Assembly
16:20 -16.30 Coffee break
16:30 -16.50 Debating policy proposals on commons from commoners (Part 2) Selected proposals from the European Commons Assembly
16.50 -17.30 Building a platform for facilitating and regenerating the commons Dialogue on how commons-based policy and networks can contribute to effective policy-making in the EU, starting from the example of the communication “A European agenda for collaborative economy”, currently under discussion in the EP
17:30 -18.00 Closing Remarks
18:00 End of Session – Reception at Mundo-b, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, Ixelles
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