Events

On this page, you can find an overview of our workshops, meetings and colloquia and our contributions at other events. 

platforms2share events

2019

Platform Coop Learning Journey: Insights and written documentation (14/01/2020)
In May 2019, together with several partners, we invited cooperatives from Belgium and Germany to a two-day event in Berlin, to give them the opportunity to exchange experiences and learnings and to create a network that allows future collaborations in the areas of items sharing, freelancing, housing, carsharing and IT. more...
platforms2share Research Colloquium: Fruitful discussions at first colloquium in Mannheim (26/11/2019)
On October 23rd 2019, the platforms2share research colloquium took place at the University of Mannheim. The research group and the quests discussed current findings and next steps. more...
Platform Coops Berlin: Building a Local Food Delivery Network (24/10/2019)
On October 22nd, platforms2share co-organized an event that aimed to support a local initiative of former Deliveroo riders. The event brought together ormer Deliveroo riders and supporters at SUPERMAKRT Berlin in order to discuss the next steps of building a local food delivery network and for getting it off the ground. more...
Platform Coop Learning Journey: Insights and video ducumentation (30/05/2019)
Mid of May, a delegation of platform coops from Belgium visited Berlin for a two-day learning journey organized by SUPERMARKT Berlin with the organisational and financial support of BeShared and platforms2share. more...
Platform Coop Learning Journey: Invitation to joint event (30/04/2019)
The teams of SMart Belgium, platforms2share, and SUPERMARKT are partnering up to provide a unique learning journey for platform coops with support from the Enterprise Europe Network and the two EU-funded projects BeShared and EU-GIVE. more...

2018

platforms2share co-organizes session at Ökobilanz-Werkstatt in Osnabrück (10/11/2018)
In October 2018, Michael Jäger from platforms2share co-organized the session „Beyond Production – about the relevance of the use phase in life cycle assessment" at the 14th Ökobilanz-Werkstatt in Osnabrück, a conference on life cycle assessement (LCA) hosted by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation). more...
platforms2share workshop: How to succeed in the platform economy? (26/10/2018)
On Octorber 17th 2018, platforms2share hosted a workshop for its partners in the field discussing aspects of how to sustain in the digital platform economy. The workshop aimed for a better understanding of differnt market levels relevant for regulating the platform economy. more...
platforms2share at VÖW Herbstakademie "Sharing at the City" (10/10/2018)
What forms of sharing contribute to more sustainable lifestyles and how do they diffuse? How do established firms deal with the sharing trend and what implications does this have for their environment? These questions guided the VÖW Herbstakademie 2018. Dominika Wruk from platforms2share discussed at the final panel challenges of sharing organizations "between voluntary work and business". more...
How to WEconomize local infrastructures? Invitation to talk and discussion (29/05/2018)
platforms2share & Platform Coops Berlin invite to a joint workshop. Zafrir Bloch-Davin and Yair Friedman from WEconomize in Tel Aviv, Israel, will present and discuss two current projects on local ecosystems and platforms. more...
platforms2share Workshop: A successful kick-off with partners from the field (30/03/2018)
platforms2share invited partners from the field to jointly exploring the needs and interests and to co-design research questions. We want to than all participants for an insightful day full of intersting discussions and ideas! more...

2017

Junior Research Group platforms2share kicked-off! (15/06/2017)
Which opportunities do cooperative models and blockchain technology offer to the sharing economy? The junior research group platforms2share will investigate this question in the coming years. more...
 
 

Contributions to other events

Platforms2share Presents Comparative Study on the Politics of Platform Cooperativism at International Conference in New York City (21/01/2020)
In November 2019, Jonas Pentzien traveled to New York City to present his research on the politics of platform cooperativism at the 4th International Platform Cooperativism-Conference “Who Owns the World?”. His comparative study on legislative obstacles for platform co-ops in the United States, France, and Germany will be published by the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy (ICDE) in spring 2020. more...
Impressions from the third Future of Fair Finance in Mannheim (13/01/2020)
The Future of Fair Finance conference was held in Mannheim on November 20th 2019. The event centered around the question what new regulations for the finance market mean for practices of sustainable finance. Dominika Wruk from platforms2share participated in the panel on how investments in socially and ecologically desirable projects and organizations in the region could be promoted. more...
Platforms2share Travels to New York City to Present Research Results at This Year’s International Platform Cooperativism-Conference (20/11/2019)
In his role as research fellow for the New School’s Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy, Jonas Pentzien will travel to New York City for this year’s edition of the platform cooperativism-conference called “Who Owns the World?”. At the conference, he will present first results of his comparative study of legislative obstacles for platform cooperatives in the United States, France, and Germany. more...
LABOR.A 2019 – platforms2share participates in scenic play on the pros and cons of platform cooperativism as a model for the future of work (09/10/2019)
At this year’s LABOR.A conference, organized by the Hans Böckler Foundation (HBS), platforms2share performed a scenic play that raised the question of how the cooperative form could be made fit for the digital age in order to reorganize platform work. The scenic play was followed by a WorldCafé round, in which the current situation as well as possibilities for action for improving the conditions for platform cooperatives for state institutions, politicians, trade unions and platform workers were discussed. more...
Platform Cooperatives as Pioneers of Degrowth? platforms2share at the Great Transformation-Conference in Jena (05/10/2019)
In September, Santje Kludas from platforms2share participated at a panel debating the role of cooperatives in the platform economy. The dialogue between scientists and practitioners addressed the conference's main theme of a Great Transformation by taking a closer look at the digital realm. more...
Great Transformation? platforms2share at the 2. DGS regional conference (22/08/2019)
In the last week of September, the Conference “Great Transformation: The Future of Modern Societies” will take place in Jena. Santje Kludas will represent platforms2share at a panel and will talk about the role of cooperatives within the platform economy. more...
Jonas Pentzien and Clara Wolff present their research at the 6th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (16/07/2019)
From 27th to 29th June, Jonas Pentzien and Clara Wolff participated in the 6th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (IWSE) at University of Utrecht, where they presented their current research projects as part of platforms2share. more...
Event: p2s at Café Décroissance hosted by Fairbindung at SUPERMARKT Berlin (26/06/2019)
All power to platforms? On July 2nd, platforms2share will participate at an event hosted by Fairbindung at SUPERMARKT Berlin asking how the digital platform capitalism could be transformed into a more solidary and democratic way. more...
Workshop: How do Digital Platforms Influence our Lives? (16/06/2019)
As part of a workshop on digitization, Clara Wolff and Santje Kludas visited Grüne Jugend Hamburg to talk about current developments within the platform economy asking: How do digital platforms influence our everyday lives? How do they work? And in which way do they change working conditions? more...
platforms2share at the Launch Event of the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy (ICDE) in New York City (29/05/2019)
As part of his research fellowship at The New School (NYC), Jonas Pentzien participated in the launch event of the newly founded Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy. The Institute sets out to examine digital businesses and projects that are owned and governed by workers and users and will serve as the research arm of the Platform Cooperativism Consortium. more...
platforms2share Connects with Platform Cooperatives in the USA (22/05/2019)
In April, Jonas Pentzien travelled to New York City and Baltimore as part of his research fellowship at The New School (NYC) to interview founders and members of various US-based platform cooperatives. more...
Mannheim wird Teil der ESER-Initiative und feiert das mit einer Kickoff-Veranstaltung am 2. Mai 2019 (25/04/2019)
Die Sharing Economy bringt nachhaltige Geschäftsmodelle und soziale Innovationen hervor und ist damit Teil einer Social Economy. Das ifm Mannheim freut sich deshalb über die Aufnahme der Stadt Mannheim in die ESER-Initiative (European Social Economy Regions) und damit die Steigerung der Sichtbarkeit auch für die Sharing Economy. Bei der öffentlichen Kickoff-Veranstaltung wird die Roadmap Social Economy Mannheim 2019 vorgestellt. Dominika Wruk von platforms2share stellt ihre aktuelle Forschung zur Sharing und Platform Economy vor. more...
Jonas Pentzien from platforms2share appointed Research Fellow at The New School by Trebor Scholz (09/04/2019)
The newly-founded Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy researches the potentials and obstacles of democratically owned organizations in the Digital Economy. In his position as the Institute’s research fellow, Jonas Pentzien will develop a comparative study of legislative obstacles for platform cooperatives in the United States, France, and Germany more...
platforms2share at “Digitaler Salon": Discussing Data Ownership and Platform Cooperativism (22/03/2019)
How would it be to own a platform cooperatively? How can Platform Cooperatives succeed in the digital economy? Could problems around data ownership be solved through Platform Cooperativism? On March 27th, Clara Wolff of platforms2share is going to discuss these and other questions on the panel of the next "Digitaler Salon" hosted by HIIG and Kooperative.Berlin. more...
platforms2share at Bits & Bäume conference (20/11/2018)
On November 17 & 18 2018, the Bits&Bäume-conference for digitization and sustainability took place at Technische Universität in Berlin. Members of platforms2share participated by hosting both a workshop as well as a panel on current issues in the platform economy. more...
platforms2share at VÖW Herbstakademie "Sharing at the City" (10/10/2018)
What forms of sharing contribute to more sustainable lifestyles and how do they diffuse? How do established firms deal with the sharing trend and what implications does this have for their environment? These questions guided the VÖW Herbstakademie 2018. Dominika Wruk from platforms2share discussed at the final panel challenges of sharing organizations "between voluntary work and business". more...
Exchanging and Connecting Research Ideas at the International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (20/07/2018)
Researchers of platform2share present their research projects at the 5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy more...
Which opportunities do cooperative models and blockchain technology offer to the sharing economy? (20/10/2017)
In her talk "Cooperativly organised platform organizations: digital value creation collectively organised?" Dominika Wruk talks about the nature of the platform economy and presents the research agenda of platforms2share. more...