Free

The Platform Cooperative Salon (2 events)

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Creative Zone

UCC Library

Cork

Ireland

View Map

Event description

Description

Two evening events:
The Platform Co-operative Salon | 18.00 - 19.00

An introduction to the emerging field of open or platform co-operatives, something we believe could making the sharing or collaborative economy fair for people and planet.
Platform co-ops involve a shared set of tools and processes to allow people and cooperatives to work together as an ecosystem of stakeholders. Many are digital, such as the blockchain-based, community-owned streaming service Resonate, which is incorporated in Ireland (IPS) and based in Berlin. Another model is the sMart platform co-op based in Belgium. 85,000 people are members of this co-op, which operates in nine countries. SMart describes itself as a cooperative dedicated to the needs of all freelancers. Without creating their own legal structure, freelancers can work within our legally secured framework, stay autonomous, focus on their core activity and on the customer relationships, while accessing the best social protection possible.
Michel Bauwens a P2P and commons pioneer and who is currently working with the SMart Platform will introduce the concept of Platform Cooperatives in this Salon. He will be joined by other cooperative platform advocates from Ireland and abroad.

Follwed by Stories and Conversations on Platform Cooperatives | 19.30 - 21.00

This follow on event from the Platform Cooperative Salon will feature a number of short stories from emerging platform projects and a facilitated conversation on what we can do to enable more of these initiatives.


These events are organised by UCC Centre for Cooperative Studies, Cultivate and the P2P Foundation.

This event is part of Convergence, Cultivate's annual sustainable living festival; a fortnight of events, inspiring stories and compelling conversations for a healthy, low-carbon society. See the full Converegence schedule for more events across Ireland: http://www.cultivate.ie/convergence-festival
For more info or to discuss ideas for collaborating please email convergence[at]cultivate[dot]ie.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Creative Zone

UCC Library

Cork

Ireland

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved