The “Commonfare Book Series” (CBS)

We announce the Commonfare Book Series launch! "The  Commonfare Book Series (CBS) was launched in January 2018 to provide a forum for discussion on alternative and more equitable forms of welfare provision in contemporary Europe. This discussion is timely and...
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Prismatica – Video Episode 1: Ecomuseum “Mare Memoria Viva” in Palermo

We are happy to announce the first video-story realized by the Prismatica project, kickstarted by Commonfare, is available (in Italian with English subtitles) on The trip of Prismatica starts from Palermo (Italy), where our Prismatica friends met the...
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Report on the Commonfare Networking Event held in Rome, 9th November 2017

A meeting entitled 'Commonfare. Precariousness, emerging needs, and social innovation' took place on the 9th of November in Rome in one of the most interesting co-working spaces of the city. The meeting was organised by the Italian partner of the PIE News / Commonfare...
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Report on the October 28th-29th 2017 debate in Milan: “Social Co-operation, Self-Determination, Commonfare. Social experimentation and autonomy of the possible”

On October 28th-29th 2017, a seminar on Commonfare took place in Milan, hosted by Macao, as one of the project’s dissemination events. The seminar was organized jointly by the Effimera network and Bin-Italia under the title: “Social Co-operation, Self-Determination,...
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November 9th 2017: meeting on “Precarity, Emerging Needs, Innovation and social co-operation” in Rome

On the 9th of November, a meeting entitled “Precarity, Emerging Needs, Innovation and social co-operation” will be held in Rome at the Co-Work space in Via. N. Odero n. 13 (Metro Garbatella). The meeting is promoted and organised by BIN Italia and it will begin at 6pm...
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October 28th-29th 2017: debate on “Social co-operation, self-determination, commonfare” in Milan

From 28 to 29 October 2017 two days of meetings and debates will take place in Milan (Italy) under the banner: "Social co-operation, self-determination, commonfare". These activities will take place at the social space Macao, located at V.le Molise 68 in Milano. This...
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Commonfare joins forces with RoSA! working for a New and Fair Poverty Policy plan in Rotterdam

Over the past couple of months, pilot partner Museu da Crise has collaborated intensely with the Rotterdam Social Alliance (RoSA!) on writing their ‘Manifest Towards a New and Fair Poverty Policy in Rotterdam 2018’. After distributing the Manifest to thousands and...
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September 11th 2017: Commonfare at EmpoderaLive2017 in Malaga

The dissemination of Commonfare as a new approach to welfare provision from the bottom up has been presented on 11th September at the public conference  EmpoderaLive2017 (, organised by Fundación Cibervoluntarios in Malaga,...
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October 4th 2017: Commonfare in Milan

The interest on Commonfare both as research project and as proposal for a new welfare idea is growing up in Italy. This positive trend is witnessed by the qualified presence and the good results of the meeting held in Milano, October 4th, as the second dissemination...
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Newspaper article on Commonfare published by Nòva – Il Sole 24 Ore

The 1st of October 2017 'Nòva', the digital innovation chapter of Il Sole 24 Ore (the primary Italian newspaper on economics and finance) published an on-line article on and the PIE News project. Starting from the presentation of Commonfare at the event...
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Our goals

What is Commonfare?

Our goal is to foster commonfare. Commonfare, or “welfare of the common” is a participatory form of welfare provision based on collaboration among people living in Europe that want to develop new ways of collectively responding to the everyday problems they face, improving their own lives.

People Centrality can only be successful with the direct involvement of the people who are the real owners of the platform. Therefore, the project is rooted on the joint activities of us, as project partners, and people in Croatia, the Netherlands, and Italy. From day 1, people have had a direct impact on the design of the platform and, together, we are shaping the future of

Working in three countries (for now)

The project is developed in collaboration between local people and us: Museu da Crise is working in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague, in the Netherlands; Basic Income Network Italy is working in Milan and Rome; and the Centre for Peace Studies is working in Zagreb, Croatia. platform

The digital platform provides people with digital tools that will allow everybody to:
INFORM and be INFORMED about welfare state provisions and relevant data,
SHARE good practices through digital storytelling,
SUPPORT initiatives based on resource-sharing and bottom-up experimentations.



The “Commonfare Book Series” (CBS)

We announce the Commonfare Book Series launch! "The  Commonfare Book Series (CBS) was launched in January 2018 to provide a forum for discussion on alternative and more equitable forms of welfare provision in contemporary Europe. This discussion is timely and...

The Journal of Community Informatics, 13(2) 2017 – article

The CIRN 2016 paper has been published as "Notes from the field" article on The Journal of Community Informatics! Francesco Botto and Maurizio Teli. (2017). PIE News. A public design project toward commonfare. The Journal of Community Informatics, 13(2), 87–105. ISSN:...


D5.2 Mid-term Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication Report

This document reports on the mid-term dissemination, exploitation and communication activities carried out in the PIE News project. The report accounts for the major changes that the communication identity of the project has undergone in order to respond to the...

D4.2 Reputation, Digital Currency and Network Dynamics Components

This document outlines a technical delivery for the Commonfare project consisting in the design and ongoing implementation of an API that facilitates both database driven and blockchain driven value transactions. The vision behind this work is that of providing a...

D3.1 User Research Report and Scenarios

This document reports on research into possible aspects of social engagement and dynamics systems on as the platform evolves to include the story-telling and support hubs and beyond. The aim of this research was to furnish the WP3 team with information...

D2.1 Research Report

The deliverable 2.1 collects the first results of the socio economic analysis and inquiries about the emerging needs of the social targets characterized by PIE condition (young Neets and precarious workers, working poor, migrants, and people under the poverty...

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Partners is developed thanks to the project PIE News, that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687922