The netCommmons Team

The netCommons project

netCommons is a Horizon2020 research project, which proposes a novel transdisciplinary methodology on promoting and supporting the creation of network infrastructures as commons, for resiliency, sustainability, democracy, self-determination, and social integration. The partners of the project have strong expertise  in engineering, computer science, economics, law, political science, urban, media, and social studies; and close links with successful Community Networks like guifi.net, ninux.org, and sarantaporo.gr.

 

Recent blog entries

CNs promoted as 'the other' way to connectivity at IGF2016

The Internet Governance Forum 2016 was this year in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 5-9 2016. There were lots of events: pre-events, post-events, lots of conferences, workshops, booths, tents, side-meetings, parties. netCommons was there and participated in many events through Roger Baig and Leandro Navarro (guifi.net and UPC).

netCommons at the NinuxDay, the meeting of the ninux Community Network

On November 26th and 27th in Florence the ninux community organized the third NinuxDay. The NinuxDay ("the only day that lasts for a week-end") is the aperiodic national gathering of the ninux community, the last one was organized in Rome in 2013.
Ninux is one of the oldest community networks in Europe and it has always been peculiar because it is primarily focused on the network itself, rather than on Internet access.

Sarantaporo.gr Non Profit Organization is awarded financial and consulting support by the Ashoka Impact Project

Sarantaporo.gr NPO was proudly one of the three awarded projects of Ashoka's social impact empowerment program, called the "Ashoka Impact". The funding and support will assist them with their ongoing work towards implementing their social business plan and growing their impact. Congratulations Sarantaporo.gr!

Recent and future events

GAIA Community Networks: Sustainability & Regulation Workshop

netCommons participates in the organization of the next GAIA workshop in Cambridge, January 26 & 27, 2017, about the development of local networking infrastructures using cooperative & open-access management schemes.

Agricultural Sector, ICT Innovations and the Commons - Towards Building Synergies

netCommons' partners Athens University of Economics and Business and NetHood, in close collaboration with Sarantaporo.gr non-profit organization, started a series of participatory design workshops in the area of Sarantaporo in order to reveal critical challenges faced by the agricultural sector in the area and explore possible opportunities for the design of innovative cooperative actions around agricultural production with the support of new technologies and common infrastructures like community wireless networks.

Flexonomix District Currency Game @MoneyLab #3

The Institute of Network Cultures of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences organizes their 3rd Symposium MoneyLab #3, with the general theme "Failing Better". netCommons will be represented in this important event on alternative economies by NetHood, which organizes a parallel workshop on the Flexonomix District Currency Game.

Recent news

Digital Social Innovation Fair, Rome, Feb1-2

The DSI Fair 2017 is coming soon and is offering a rich program featuring an international conference, focused workshops, networking and hands-on sessions. The line-up of speakers includes experts and practitioners, as well as policy makers and civil society players from all over the world.

CfP - JoPP issue #11 on "CITY"

This special issue aims to explore a wide variety of alternative and innovative peer practices, like urban agriculture, food sustainability, solidarity economy, right to the city movements, cooperative housing, community networks, P2P urbanism tactics, co-design practices and more, that are directly reflected in the production of urban space. There is particular interest in novel combinations of theory, methodologies, and practices that can contribute to peer production in the city and enable new synergies between projects and communities.

European Commons Assembly

The first European Commons Assembly is taking place on November 15-16 2016 in Brussels. Around 150 commoners will convene, discuss, showcase, and reclaim Europe in the European Parliament, in cooperation with the EP intergroup on Common Goods and Public Services.