Future activities


5 & 19 October/16 November 2019, Anseele Fonds Inspiratiesessies voor Coöperaties (Ghent, Belgium)

[due to scope, only in Dutch]

In België is sedert 1 mei een nieuw Wetboek van Vennootschappen en Verenigingen van kracht. Uiteraard heeft dit een grote impact op coöperatieve vennootschappen, maar biedt dit tegelijkertijd deze coöperatieven een uitgelezen kans om hun coöperatieve eigenheid in de praktijk te verbreden en te verdiepen. Het Anseelefonds, in samenwerking met Coöperatief Gent, Coop Apotheken, AMSAB Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, en Febecoop, biedt hiertoe drie gratis inspiratiesessies aan op 5 oktober, 19 oktober en 16 november. Historici, economen, filosofen gaan in op diverse onderwerpen uit de coöperatieve praktijk en dagen de deelnemers uit tot dialoog. Tijdens de bijeenkomst van 16 november zal Tine De Moor één van de uitgenodigde sprekers zijn.

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19 November 2019, International Multi-disciplinary Symposium 'Platform Economy Puzzles: Unraveling the Gig Work Paradox' (Enschede, Netherlands)

The topic of gig work provokes mixed reactions among policy-makers, industry players, and the individuals using online labor platforms. It is a complex topic which requires an in-depth understanding of socio-political and legal institutions, human behavior, platform business models, the possibilities and limitations of algorithms and technology, and last, but not least – how all of this fits together. This will be addressed at the  multidisciplinary symposium: ‘Platform Economy Puzzles: Unravelling the Gig Work Paradox’ to be held at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. The symposium aims not only at inventorying and applying existing knowledge, but also at identifying the ‘blind spots’ in research programs and evaluating solutions. For this  reason, the conference will bring together leading scholars from different disciplines and a variety of stakeholders,  including platform workers, online labor platform representatives, and policy makers. Our team member Damion Bunders will be one of the speakers in Pitch session 2: 'The promise of platform coops'.

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9 December 2019, 2019 Young Scholars Workshop on Platformcoops (Utrecht, Netherlands)

The organizers of the 2019 Young Scholars Workshop on Platformcoops of the Future of Citizen-based Initiatives (FOCI) hub at Utrecht University welcome abstracts (500 words max.) for publishable papers to be presented at this international workshop, to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 9 December 2019. The theme of this workshop, 'Governing the platform: Self-help, mutual aid, and cooperativism', aims to bring together PhD-students with state-of-the-art scientific knowledge on platformcoops as an alternative governance model for the platform economy. Recently, we see new online platforms emerging that take on a substantially different model than the typical Uber or Airbnb. Platform cooperatives such as Loconomics, Fairbnb, and Stocksy United are digitally-mediated organizations that are collectively owned and democratically governed by their users, instead of by external shareholders. Confirmed keynote speaker is prof. Koen Frenken (Utrecht University). Deadline for abstracts is 25 October 2019.

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> Call for papers ( deadline 25 October)


Previous activities

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