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 Commonfare.net and the PIE News project. Starting from the presentation of Commonfare at the event...
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From European Programs to Metropolitan Interventions: Commonfare in Milan – October 4, 2017

Looking at the number of European research projects that are developing in its territory, Milan is by all means a European city. In this spirit, the city of Milan is glad to host the official presentation of the European research project Commonfare/PIE News, which...
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Commonfare and Basic Income at BIEN Congress 2017 in Lisbon

We are glad to organize a round table about Basic Income and Commonfare, which will be held  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in the scope of the 17th Basic Income Earth Network(BIEN) Congress in Lisbon (Portugal). Andrea Fumagalli (Commonfare and Bin Italia) and Maurizio...
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Commoncoin chapter on “Making by hacking. Citizens of Change creating the future now”

A chapter describing the basics of the Commoncoin has been recently published in Spanish by the Fundación Cibervoluntarios: Marco Sachy (2017) "Commoncoin: a multi-signature self-remuneration complementary crypto-currency and basic income provision system". In "Making...
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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:...
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Commonfare is improving its social media communication: here are our facebook cards

As people, researchers, workers, and activists engaged in Commonfare, we are committed to building a narrative that represents our goals as well as our ethical and political aspirations. In the spirit of a participatory design project, as Commonfare is, we are drawing...
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Commonfare is co-organizing the C&T 2017 workshop “Participatory Design, beyond the local”

Four EU Horizon2020 CAPS projects, commonfare, empatia, MAZI, and netCommons, collaborate in the organization of a workshop titled "Participatory Design, beyond the local", hosted at the 8th conference on Community & Technologies, June 26-30, Troyes, France. The...
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Commonfare.net is online

We are happy to announce that the first release of commonfare.net is now online. This digital space is the outcome of our desk research and the work we started with people in Croatia, Italy, and The Netherlands thanks to the collaboration with local partners Center...
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Commonfare and PIE News: two names for one research and co-design story

In mid January we, the Commonfare consortium, met in Zagreb to discuss what we did so far and to organize the next phases of participatory design activities. There, we worked with Croatian participants on the design of the platform and we engaged in collective...
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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

Commonfare.net 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 Commonfare.net.

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.

Commonfare.net platform

The digital platform Commonfare.net 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 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:...


D3.1 User Research Report and Scenarios

This document reports on research into possible aspects of social engagement and dynamics systems on commonfare.net 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...

D1.2 Data Management Plan

The Deliverable 1.2 is the Data Management Plan of the PIE News project. It aims at clarifying the procedures team members follow to collect, manage, and make publicly available the various types of data collected and generated through the project activities. It...

D5.1 Evaluation Plan

The PIE News project involves pilot users and stakeholders in the design and use of a Community Awareness Platform for the needs of new poor and of people in precarious working conditions. Design and implementation practices have been structured in close relation with...

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Dutch Pilot nl@commonfare.net
Italian Pilot it@commonfare.net
Croatian Pilot hr@commonfare.net

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Commonfare.net 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