The project of La Coop des Communs
Article from the RIPESS Europe newsletter - February 2021
Nicole Alix, February 2021
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Yesterday a subject for experts, commons are increasingly cited in the ecological and solidarity “transition”, referring to a jumble of third places, shared gardens, free software, online encyclopaedias, mutual benefit societies, digital platforms, short circuits…. Various political discourses refer to them, as well as public authorities. Learning to distinguish between common, common goods and global public goods, and specifying what falls under them, is essential for the credibility and sustainability of the action. The Coop des Communs strives to make people understand what we are talking about when we use the term “commons” and what are the factors favouring commons of solidarity, serving the general interest, solidarity at the same time as the emancipation of people.