Rotterdamlezing by Tine De Moor – How value becomes resilient: building the community economy in Rotterdam

On May 13, Tine De Moor, professor of Social Enterprises and Institutions for Collective Action at Rotterdam School of Management, explored the value of citizen collectives during this year’s Rotterdamlezing. Are they the missing link between citizens and government? In the ever inspiring Arminiuskerk, Tine De Moor takes you on a journey through Rotterdam’s past to a distant future, which may become even more local than before. The recording of the lecture is now available with English subtitles.

“Rotterdam citizen collectives differ in some ways from the rest of the country. For instance, in our city there is a much greater emphasis on collectives targeting lower income categories and providing a solution in the social sector.”

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PhD Defence Damion Bunders about resilience of platform cooperatives

On March 15, Damion Bunders successfully defended his PhD thesis titled: ‘Gigs of their Own: Can platform cooperatives become resilient?‘ The dissertation is about platform cooperatives as an alternative form of organisation where gig workers own and manage a digital platform collectively. It includes an analysis of the challenges these cooperatives face to better understand the conditions under which they could become resilient organisations.

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Leibniz University Hannover invites Tine De Moor for lecture series ‘Between Eden and the Fall’

On April 23, Professor Tine De Moor from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) gives  a lecture titled: ‘The commons as a form of institution for collective action, in longitudinal perspective‘. This seminar is part of Leibniz University Hannover’s summer semester lecture series ‘Between Eden and the Fall: Common Land in Early Modern and Modern Western Europe’.

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Non-rivalrous, non-excludable: an interdisciplinary workshop on the evolution of public goods in history

The Oxford Centre for Economic and Social History organizes a workshop about public goods in history. It explores the evolution of public goods and how their provision is shaped by institutions and norms over time. You can find more information about the workshop here.

Professor Tine De Moor from the Rotterdam School of Management will give a lecture during this workshop, titled: “How common were/are the commons? On the semantics and conceptualization of collective resources in history and today”. Other contributors are Avner Offer, Sheila Pugh, David Gawkrdoger, Cesare Vagge, Joost Haddinga, Louis Henderson, and Victoria Gierok.

Learn about the role of energy communities in the energy transition

APESA, a technology center focused on transitions, organizes the online learning event: ‘Citizen involvement through the Citizen Energy Cooperatives’.

Thomas Bauwens, Assistant Professor of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, joined a panel and discuss the role of energy communities in the energy transition. Joining him in the panel are Louis de Fontenelle, Assistant Professor at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, and Antonia Proka, an Energy Transition Expert and Project Manager at RESCOOP.

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