Open 2018: Platform Cooperatives – Collaborative Technology for the Cooperative Economy

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
All Day

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European Economic and Social Committee

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The platform co-op economy is evolving as a viable alternative to the centralised, profit-hungry, extractive business model which dominates the web today.

By shifting the focus toward fundamentally fairer forms of ownership and governance, and rewarding their communities instead of venture capitalists, platform co-ops provide a template for a new type of organisation – forming the building blocks for a more equitable economy.

The co-operative model is far from new but, as more and more of the businesses we rely on move online, the co-operative sector must evolve to stay relevant and challenge the norms of this new digital world. By placing members at the heart of organisational ownership and governance and the development of thriving communities before profit, platform co-ops form an essential component of the transition to a transparent, democratic and decentralised economy which works for everyone. A society in which anyone can become a co-owner of the organisations on which they, their family and their community depend. A world where everyone can have say in the decisions that affect them.

Registration and details at 2018.open.coop.

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