Implementing social commons


- The centrality of economic and social rights

German Jaraiz Arroyo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla

- The centrality of culture for social commons

Julie Ward, MEP

- Practical implications of adopting a commoning approach to social protection – options for activism and policy development

Labour: Dario Azzelini

Gender: Elisabetta Cangelosi

Land and food: Sandeep Chachra

Care: Anna Coote

Health (tbc), housing (tbc), democracy (Rojava), and others…

- Concluding remarks on strategizing and alliances, on concrete steps for strengthening social protection and sustainability, with commoning and sharing for society, the environment and the economy

Francine Mestrum, Meena Menon,Roberto Morea, Anna Coote, Shalmali Guttal

Facilitation: Kris Vanslambrouck and Lidy Nacpil



Asia-Europe People’s Forum and transform! invite

Our Common Social Future / 8 juni - 10 juni 2018

Commoning and sharing for society, the environment and the economy. A programme for a democratic, participatory and transformative social protection.

Social justice is at the centre of all our concerns and of all our efforts to work for another world. Democracy is not possible if people do not have the feeling they have equal worth, they can have their voices heard, they can take part in decision-making with the same capacities as all others. It is not just about formal equality but about real equality through social and economic citizenship and just taxes in order to fight inequality. This is even more important since the level of inequality continues to grow.

Co-organisers of the Conference: transform! europe / Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) Social Justice Cluster / Global Social Justice / Institute for Political Ecology / Fundació l’alternativa / Barcelona en Comù / Fighting Inequality Alliance / Tax Justice Alliance Asia / Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights / UGT (Union General de Trabajadores) / CCOO (Comisiones Obreras) / Network for Transformative Social Protection


Dario Azzellini on the commons at the Asia Europe People's Forum, June

2018, Barcelona

Comisiones Obreras | Via Laietana 16 08003 | Barcelona | Catalunya