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  • Open Platform Co-ops Conference
    All day
    2017.02.16-2017.02.17
    8 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PP, UK

    8 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PP, UK

    THE UK’S FIRST MULTI-DAY CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO PLATFORM COOPERATIVES

    Imagine 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 & their community depend. A world where everyone can participate in all the decisions that affect them.

    This is not a utopian ideal, it is the natural outcome of a networked society made up of platform cooperatives; online organisations owned and managed by their members. By providing a viable alternative to the standard internet business model based on monopoly and extraction, platform cooperatives provide a template for a new type of organisation – forming the building blocks for a new economy. Open, the first event of its kind in the UK, will explore how collaborative software and cooperative ownership models are being combined to create this new economy. Bringing together Businesses, NGOs and Civil Society, Open will showcase the latest tools, technologies and projects at the forefront of this growing movement. With presentations from co-operative development experts, legal practitioners and software developers, Open will focus on the practical steps needed to set up platform coops and accelerate their growth.

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  • Sharing experiences of Fairtrade, by Think Global
    18:00-20:00
    2017.02.27
    Waterbridge House, London SE1, UK

    Waterbridge House, London SE1, UK

    This Fairtade Fortnight, Think Global will be hosting two visiting producers from Zaytoun, a community interest company which finds a market place for Palestinian produce in the UK, and Veena Nabar, a researcher based in India who has made a short film about co-operatives and coconut growing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    This free event is your chance to hear from the guests about their work and experiences, and to learn more about how Fairtrade is empowering local communities. Along with an introduction from Think Global’s new CEO Jess McQuail, you’ll also be able to ask the speakers your own questions and critically engage with some of the issues presented. Refreshments (including delicious Palestinian produce!) will be served.
    This is the first event of Think Global’s Speakers’ Tour, part of their three-year SUSY project which promotes the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy in creating sustainable livelihoods and meeting local, as well as global, needs.
    Think Global promotes learning for a just and sustainable world.

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