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With Stacco Troncoso, Ana Méndez de Andés, Giuseppe Caccia, David Hammerstein, Marcelo Exposito, Daphne Büllesbach
 
Please indicate you will be attending here:  https://goo.gl/forms/qkzkCQtMxuaQshn02 
 
Nicole undefined Los comunes urbanos y políticas ciudadanas: ¿un lugar de convergencia?
 
Este acto paralelo es una propuesta conjunta de representantes de la Asamblea Europea de los Comunes(ECA) y los organizadores del Festival Transeuropa, que tendrá lugar en Madrid del 25 al 29 de octubre de 2017. Os invitamos a participar activamente en la elaboración y el debate de las múltiples relaciones entre los bienes comunes urbanos, las innovaciones sociales y el protagonismo ciudadano a nivel municipal. ¿Qué ejemplos podemos observar en los contextos urbanos de Europa, que deberían formar parte de un intercambio  de experiencias para Barcelona y Madrid? ¿Qué ciudades han transformado la forma de hacer política para reinventar y recrear la democracia desde abajo, experimentando proyectos concretos capaces de inspirar nuevas formas de cooperación social en torno a los bienes comunes? ¿Cuáles son los problemas y éxitos de estas iniciativas, qué herramientas y estrategias se han desarrollado en respuesta a los desafíos sociales y ecológicos y qué nos enseñan sobre la defensa y la ampliación de los bienes comunes?
 
Queremos invitar a todos los interesados en este evento paralelo como un momento de un proceso en el que, a partir de la reunión Fearless Cities, la próxima Asamblea Europea de Los Comunes en Madrid puede ser uno de los próximos pasos en el intercambio, discusión, socialización y amplia difusión de alternativas reales al actual "Estado de las cosas" en Europa.
 
 
Con Stacco Troncoso, Ana Méndez de Andrés, Giuseppe Caccia, David Hammerstein, Marcelo Exposito, Daphne Büllesbach
 
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NEXT CALL (most likely Thursday May 25): https://framadate.org/UzQiGSviRybe8TGa 
 
*Themes may continue to be important in  there: Housing, Relationship with the ayuntamiento, Health, "capital" of  the commons, water, squats (e.g. CS gobernador social center). Some  criteria for choosing themes could be: - a multitude of European  experiences, willingness of a local Madrid partner, transversality-  touches other themes, urban commons, policy relevance. But we can also go on an initiative-by-initiative basis to be more precise. 
 
  • Can imagine: Mixed groups of local Madrid organizations, local citizens, and other commoners from around Europe. They look at one specific initiative (or a subject/theme?) and do a group investigation around problems, tactics, tools, proposals specific to that initiative/theme
Gaelle K
  • Maybe for each workshop/theme, plan a specific time to have groups from Madrid to tell us in detail how they analyze their experiences with the city; problems, limits, solutions, ideas to overcome pbs, etc. On the topic of interactions with the political spheres and institutions there is a need to analyze and think. Maybe this could be a theme/workshop in itself?
3. Document - camp with Zemos? or our own method
  • Building off production, do a mapping/documentation for each group of laws, projects, groups, anecdotes invoked (perhaps connecting to the CT Wiki, or nourishing the "policy proposals")
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(4): Big group Assemblies- Reflection on the ECA Governance? Open call for other topics within the ECA?
  • Anything we want to "adopt"? Free time to meet in different working groups, or around the policy proposals - (things we didn't have enough time for in BXL)
  • it seems good to me to plan some time to talk about governance in other ways, to do a check in on how we are working at least. But also having many people physically in the same place is a great opportunity to discuss issues and future developments. Of course we probably need to come up with a method to do that…
Nicole undefined
  • Yes, it's  important, a lot of people feel there wasn't enough time for this in Brussels so we can't repeat the same mistakes. A method is important. Do we have anyone in mind for facilitation? Do we think facilitation is necessary? Would Bart Cosijn be interested? 
 
Last call we said we want to build the program from the bottom up, matching European commoners (and espeically those from the Urban Commons Working group) to local groups in workshops or visits based around themes. This is great but it requires a lot of coordination work and some sort of criteria/method for selecting the different groups and capacity/willingness to continue following up with them. How do we know who we can work with if it's just an open call?  In order to get local groups on board, we have to have a vision of their participation so they know what to bring. Is it just a presentation? Will we try and get dialogues with them and ECA members going in advance of the meeting? What?
Gaelle K
  • I'd try to pick one group per theme we can to cover as a partner to organize a session/workshop. Once that is set we can have a call for contribution/participation in the session. This leave the issue of of deciding which groups of course, but that's not impossible to do, isn't it?
Nicole undefined
  • I agree and just spoke about this with David. We already have good leads on Health in the City, Urban reclamation (el campo de la cebada), and we can keep working. Other suggestions? 
 
Health: Abel (David H has been in contact)
Reclaiming space: Flavia, el Campo de la Cebada
 
-> All of these require follow up and conversations on method, content etc. 
 
 
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Nicole undefined Sunday June 11, 10:00am to 12:00pm (room TBA)
 
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Assembly (ECA in Athens 1)
 
  •  Not required to attend, but please fill the form to let us know if you plan to come to either of the sessions so we can stay in touch
 
Time, Location (Tentative)
-Currently Sunday from 10am to 12pm but we are trying to change to Saturday early afternoon
 
  • Description
Open Assembly: “What Economy for the Commons?” - Exploring convergence between SSE and commons
 
We will hold an 2-hour session with a short framing and then open discussion to explore our mutual understanding of how the commons and social and solidarity economy relate to each other. It is also an opportunity to discover the European Commons Assembly (ECA), make new introductions, and connect with local commoners. 
 
There are a variety of views on the relationship between the Social and Solidarity Economy and commons. Some see the two as vitally complementary, while others are more hesitant. Where specifically are there points of convergence, and what aspects are crucial for the commons? Where do they diverge? Are these two movements growing together, or diverging? 
 
In order to frame this debate and contribute to the ECA's goal of production and documentation of the commons movement, we invite and encourage you to share views on this subject of convergence between SSE and commons below. There is also a space for links to resources that you wish to share. Please contribute in advance if possible so we can have a lively and productive debate! You can also share the link to this pad with others and invite them to attend. 
 
Questions and Opinions (Open for contribution!)
 
(Silke Helfrich): To me the Commons IS not an "economy" - nor is there "an economy for the commons"; 
To me Commons is about reimagining economy; more  like an "oikonomy" or "ecommony" - as my colleague Friederike Habermann uses to say; Where the so called "market sphere" is not separated from the others (we should stop thinking about the world divided in sectors - market - state - commons - family/privacy). So; it's an oikonomy, where production and reproduction aren't separated, nor nature & culture, nor work & life --- > a care centered oikonomy so to speak, where subjectivities and affects have an important role to play etc. In short: It is not a way of producing commodities in a fairer and more sustainable way (this is my short-definition of SSE; but I might be wrong), but a more holistic approach to the reorganization of social structures and life, which implies the countless ways of being productive, generative and creative in the commons, based on commons infrastructures and through commoning: simply because 1. we need to meet our needs (i.e. produce food, shelter, knowledge) and 2. we are human beings who WANT to be productive and creative - it's part of our human needs. 
 
(Ana Margaria Esteves) : It is all a question of promoting the conscious social construction of  practices. The commons, "per se", do not automatically "produce"  solidarity economies, nor vice-versa. It is necessary to consciously  draft learning processes aimed at promoting them. Only then is the  convergence possible.
 
(Nicole Alix) : There could be some convergences between some trends within the commons and some trends within the SSE… To build what? That is for me a very interesting issue… the reason why we created “La Coop des Communs” in France, for instance. 
 
(Ruby Van der Wekken) : Commons  are an important part of a  Solidarity economy. In fact, the developing  of a solidarity economy -  including the increased cooperation between  solidarity economy actors  and the developing of new practices - can be  seen as a furthering of our Commons and commoning. A solidarity economy  furthering and upholding  our commons is also what importantly gives a  Commons its solidarity  values, whilst building towards a more  responsible, democratic and  inclusive society.
 
Shared Resources
 
Commons Transition Primer: This document is a great intro to the commons which envisions and shows examples on how a commons-based economy could emerge: https://www.stirtoaction.com/blog/commons-transition-p2p-a-primer
 
 
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Urban commons Johannes Eule, David Gabriel, Frederic Sultan https://europeancommonsassembly.hackpad.com/Untitled-SQJ1iJrcOLp
Territory & natural resources Sergio Couto Christiaan   Fruneaux https://europeancommonsassembly.hackpad.com/TerritorialNatural-Commons-wJJBqj0UMVM https://europeancommonsassembly.hackpad.com/Territories-of-Commons-in-Europe-pivotal-for-food-production-nature-stewardship-heritage-maintenance-and-climate-mitigation-gJy4MzWpf4w
Financing the commons Ruby van der Wekken Daniela Festa https://europeancommonsassembly.hackpad.com/Financing-the-Commons#Financing-the-Commons
Participation, inclusion & solidarity economy Ruby, Jonas, Mona, Ana Margarida Fred https://europeancommonsassembly.hackpad.com/Commons-Social-and-Solidarity-Economy-OCkfWR3GCSL
Communicating the commons Cecile Blanchet, Lucas, Maia, Stacco, Ann Marie, Nicole, Sophie, Marta, Rute Silke https://europeancommonsassembly.hackpad.com/Communication-plan-to-follow-up-on-ECA-a0ZIAhwMap7 External Communications Subgroup
Education for the commons Natalia, Laura Aufrere https://europeancommonsassembly.hackpad.com/Democracy-GCppROMojC5 (political/institutional dimension)
Work Social Protection Sarah de Heusch, Francine Mestrum, X Bart Cosijn
Chat Room Lasse, Kimmo, Julien Jelle de Graaf
Martha
EP Platfom*** There was a Nov 17 group on Interacting with Politicians so connections should be made Sophie Bloemen, David H, Dominique
Culture and Art and Commons Cecile, Ina Studentroth, Andrew Gryf Patterson, Lea
Diem 25 liasion Silke Helfrich, Lorenzo Marsili, Agniezska, Andrew Paterson Lea's report (internal) https://www.loomio.org/d/gDPuOcEC/commoners-diem25
Antoine
Julien Lecaille
Energy Commons Nicole, Cecile,  thomas wragg https://europeancommonsassembly.hackpad.com/Energy-Commons-fwj0t7zUgFA
 
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Cecile B Material for the ECA media splash 
Wednesday commonsday #1: Feb. 1, 2017
 
Sophie B
  • Dispatches from the Commons Assembly
 
Many people are engaged in commons-based alternative practices as part of the struggle for ecological, social and cultural transition within their communities. In these fields, the commons approach offers a new vocabulary for collective action and social justice. It opens up ways of reshaping processes for governance of resources by communities themselves. Commons-based practices respect values of sharing and cooperation, equity and diversity, transparency and sustainability. 
 
Cecile B In November 2016, a group of 150 commoners from all over Europe gathered in  Brussels to lay the foundations for a united and strong European commons movement. The European Commons Assembly was born
 
Sophie B The European Commons Assembly is an ongoing process that facilitates pluralistic debate regarding the strategy and agenda for a united political vision.  Its goal is threefold:  1) support the decentralised activities of commoners and their  engagement in concrete, collaborative and bottom-up actions 2) give a voice to and increase the visibility of  the commons movement  3) channel the needs and demands of socially and ecologically sustainable initiatives to the political arena. 
 
Cecile B These videos give a peek into the Assembly and its members, who explore how to bring the advent of creative institutions and political alternatives from the local to the European level and articulate joint demands for urgent issues, including food, energy and the city:  
 
Sophie B The idea of commons is growing in our collective imaginary, but remains underrepresented in concrete terms. It is time to jointly act to reinvigorate local, national, and European politics on the basis of these values!
Cecile B --------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 
 
Tags:
Commons, Europe, Assembly, 
 
Hashtags: 
 
Cecile B Quotes: (from the ECA overview video)
"#Commons: Self-organise the use of specific #resources
"#Commons change the #paradigm: #Cooperation instead of #competition"
"Showing a new way" #commonsassembly 
"Build a movement to create joint demands and influence the political debate" 
"Bring the #commons ideas in the debate at the #EUparliament"
"Integrate the #commons in public policies"
"The #commonsassembly is an ongoing process" 
"We need lots of local #commonsassembly all over #Europe"
"Build an #insfrastructure for the #EUcommons"
"Big challenge: combine local action and political engagement"
 
Pictures 
 
Raw code for the pictures gallery (Flickr) from the ECA:
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Videos
Nicole undefined Here are the direct YouTube links to the content:
  • Video Summary on the ECA (this is on the landing page of the ECA site):
  • Right to the City:
  • Food as a Common Good:
  • Energy as a Common Good:
  • A Conversation between DiEM25 and Commoners: How to build an alternative together?
A full YouTube list of all the videos is here :
 
 

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