Meet our newest member of staff, research officer Jan Hornix

 Posted on: 13/4/2021

We would like to introduce our newest member of staff, Jan Hornix, who will start as a research officer in our team. Jan obtained his master’s degree in History at Radboud University in 2020. During his studies he focused on social-economic and demographic history. His thesis explored the subject of cause-specific infant mortality. After graduation, Jan worked as a research assistant at the Historical Sample of the Netherlands. Jan will support the research team by collecting and coordinating historical data from institutions for collective action, helping with data analysis, and performing administrative, communicative and organisational tasks. Currently he is also working as a guest researcher at Radboud University on the project "Lifting the burden of disease"

Tine De Moor in podcast 'Systeem op de schop' by Social Enterprise NL

 Posted on: 7/4/2021

[Dutch only due to scope]

Luister nu aflevering 7 van de podcast Systeem op de Schop van Social Enterprise NL waar onze eigen Tine De Moor de diepte ingaat met Stefan Panhuijsen en Willemijn Verloop. Tine focust zich volledig op commons, ook wel burgercollectieven, en ze ziet ze als middel om bij te dragen aan de sociale enterprise beweging. Ze zijn een gamechanger voor gedragsverandering. Hoe zit dat dan? Wat kunnen andere sociale ondernemingen hiervan leren? Hoe ziet Tine de toekomst van burgercollectieven? En welk effect gaat corona op sociale ondernemingen hebben? In de podcast hoor je alle antwoorden op deze vragen.
Benieuwd? Luister de aflevering via:

> Spotify

> iTunes

> Website van Social Enterprise NL



PhD-position available on 'Historical analysis of the development of fishing collectivities as ICAs (Europe)'

Posted on: 2/3/2021

We are looking for a new team member to fill a PhD-position on ‘Institutions for Collective Action’, with a special focus on the long-term development of fishing collectivities. You will contribute to the UNICA-project, which aims to build a unified theory that explains the factors behind the development and spread of institutions for collective action (ICAs) across Europe over the past millennium. In this PhD-position, you will conduct a MICRO-analysis of internal functioning of fishing collectivities in the European past. With this study we aim at delivering a specific outcome that will add to the explanation of what makes ICAs resilient as well as connecting the specific industry with highly relevant contemporary societal debates such as sustainability and globalization. You will be focusing on fishing collectivities as the main type of ICA but will also work with other team members working on other types of ICAs (various types of cooperatives, mutuals, commons, …) both in past and present.


If you want to know more, go to the ERIM-website. For more information on the UNICA-project, please go to this webpage.


Interested in the position? Do note that the application deadline is April 20th, 2021. PhD-students will start in September 2021. Apply now througth the ERIM-website.



Recording of webinar on Commons and the power of food communities in the food transition

 Posted on: 9/4/2021


[Dutch only due to scope]

Op 25 maart gaf Tine De Moor een lezing tijdens de webinar 'De kracht van voedselgemeenschappen in de voedseltransitie' van Stadlandbouw Nederland. De webinar is opgenomen en terug te vinden op youtube via de link hieronder. In de webinar neemt Tine je mee in het huidige groeiend aantal coöperaties op uiteenlopende vlakken, van Broodfondsen, energie-, zorg- en voedselcoöperaties; een nieuwe golf van commons als correctiemechanisme van de economische en maatschappelijke situatie. Ze vertelde wat commons  – een geïnstitutionaliseerde vorm van collectieve actie – veerkrachtig maakt en welke elementen belangrijk zijn voor de levensduur, waaronder praktische tips voor een krachtiger collectief.

> Kijk de webinar terug via deze link




Paper on 'Institutions for collective action as go-between for citizens and government during and after times of crisis'

 Posted on: 4/2/2021


In this corona-paper Tine de Moor and Ton Duffhues explore the opportunities of institutions for collective action counter the pandemic in the short term as well as how they can shape the post-corona society.


Want to read more? Please go to: https://coronapapers.nl/nieuws-1/nieuws/burgercollectieven-als-go-between-tussen-burger-en-overheid-in-en-na-crisistijden [due to scope, only available in Dutch]



Great turnout of 65 people at the EURwebinar on social enterprises, January 13th 2021

 Posted on: 14/1/2021


As a co-organisation of Flor AvelinoPhilip Marcel KarréKaren MaasVaishali Joshi and Tine De Moor, the EURwebinar on social enterprises was a great success with a turnout of 65 people from all over the world. We would like to thank everyone for their enthusiasm, questions and comments and are looking forward to what is next!


For more information on the topic of the webinar, please click here

Do you want to know what the ICA-team has been up to in 2020? Find our most recent newsletter here!

 Posted on: 21/12/2020


2020 was a year in which everyone had to adapt to new circumstances and situations. As a research team we went through another profound change, with Rotterdam as our new "home-base". With new colleagues, a new project that started, and a very large one is to start early 2021. Although working on a distance from each other, it was an eventful and exciting year for our research team, which involved collaboration with many citizens active in citizen collectivities as well. We are looking forward to continuing our research for positive impact next year! Find our most recent newsletter here!


Young Scholars Network, the knowledge exchange network for PhD-students researching platform cooperatives, initiated by ICA PhD-candidate Damion Bunders

Posted on: 10/12/2020

The Young Scholars Network (YSN) stimulates knowledge exchange between PhD candidates who do research on platform cooperatives. Similar to the subject of research of Institutions for Collective Action, YSN is also highly diverse – including PhD candidates from all over the world in disciplines like sociology, philosophy, economics, law, political science, business administration and management. YSN organises a series of online meetings that include 1) workshops in which PhD-students present their own work, 2) keynote presentations by senior scholars, and 3) round table sessions with practitioners. If you know PhD-candidates that should be included, want to present yourself, or have a suggestion for a speaker, please send an e-mail to: bunders@rsm.nl.