23, 24, 25 & 27 November

    Aula Magna de la Facultad de Economía, Empresa y Turismo Campus Guajara La Laguna University (ULL)


    An opportunity to discover the keys that encourage the economic paradigm shift and to explore the initiatives that put it into practice. An opportunity to receive advanced and intensive training on the other economies at the hands of the best experts. An opportunity for local collaborative projects and initiatives to get to know each other and connect and advance in the construction of a collaborative ecosystem in Tenerife and the Canary Islands

  • Objectives


    How to develop a true sharing economy focused in the benefits of all and not in the profits of a few global platforms?

    How to foster collaborative territories that strengthen capacities, encourage creativity and boost the collective intelligence of its inhabitants?


    How to adapt the emerging experiences of collaborative and commons cities to insular contexts?


    How to renew and update the processes of participation and citizen collaboration mechanisms to take advantage of the possibilities offered by new technologies?


    The motivation for doing emerges from knowledge


    TFC 2017 is an intensive immersion and a story full of experiences and inspiration about new economic and social proposals by renowned experts. Political leaders and technicians of public administrations, trainers, students, groups and people who promote social and solidarity initiatives, companies committed to the environment, citizens who seek to channel or activate their desire for change, ... everyone can learn and be inspired by TFC 2017.


    Because collective problems require collective solutions


    At TFC 2017 we will enjoy the opportunity to know and recognize each other. Making friends and discovering possibilities for collaboration is easier in an environment that encourages interaction.


    At TFC 2017 we will have plenty of time, space and moments to ask, chat, eat together, have fun, share experiences and projects.


    They want us in solitude but they will have us in common


    Because nothing changes if action doesn´t follow reflexion


    And after that, what. We'll leave for sure with a backpack loaded with ideas, inspirations and discoveries. But also methodologies and tools to boost our previous projects and eager to collaborate in some of the concrete initiatives we have known.


    TFC 2017 will not be a punctual and temporary act. Among all, we will give continuity. We will not have to wait until TFC 2018 to reload the collaborative stacks and resume the pending tasks.

  • Tracks

    Platform Cooperatives

    A true sharing economy

    The expectations of an economy for the people that generated the collaborative economy have faded. Finally, a few global corporations have appropriated the concept to do business as usual.


    But, also, it has shown us a way. The platform cooperativism is built on the reformulation of concepts such as innovation and efficiency with a view to benefit all, not only capturing value for a few.


    Trebor Scholz: Platform Cooperativism. Challenging the Corporate Collaborative Economy

    Sharing cities / Sharing Islands

    where everything is going to happen

    The time of the brand cities is over.


    The new globality will be formed by a network of interconnected cities.

    The vitality of cities will increasingly be based on their ability to use digital networks intelligently and strategically. Cities must use these networks to become a collaborative platform for all their citizens, to be collaborative cities. Cities that smells like future and in which would all wanted to live.


    Albert Cañigueral: Sharing Cities. More human and sustainable cities


    Digital Democracy and Participation


    We need institutional-social alliances to solve the great challenges together. Separately, our power, our powers are limited and fragmented. Alliances of shared talent, of intelligent crowds, where the CO world (not that of private companies) is the winning equation: CO-consciousness, CO-share, CO-decide, CO-create, CO-manage, CO- community. And draw a new itinerary of democratic governance where technology shifts from the technocratic conception of smarts cities to the democratic conception of smarts citizens.


    Antonio Gutiérrez Rubí: Cities for life: the limits of power


  • Schedule




    Thursday, November 23


    10:30. Accreditation

    10:45. Welcome and presentation

    11:00. Michel Bauwens.- Commons, P2P mode of production, open cooperativism and platform cooperativism: a necessary synthesis

    12:00. Trebor Scholz.- Platform cooperativism. What we have learned and challenges ahead

    13:00. Mayo Fuster.- Platform co-operatives and public authorities.

    14:00. Lunch

    16:00. Sarah De Heusch.- New forms of cooperativism: Smart cooperative

    17:00. Juho Makkonen.- Sharetribe, a digital procomún for the construction of platform cooperatives.

    18:00. Pablo Fernández del Castillo y Pedro Martín Palmero.- GNPC Project.- A lively and replicable experience to build, from the Canary Islands, a new economic model.

    19:00. Panel of joint reflexion on the day.

    20:00. Enjoy La Laguna


    Friday, November 24


    10:30. Presentation day

    11:00. Francesca Bria.- The experience of Barcelona.

    12:00. Michel Bauwens.- The City-Based Commons Transition in Ghent: Lessons for island economics.

    13:00. Tom Llewellyn.- The Sharing Cities Network, #MapJam. Experiences and potential applications to the Canary Islands.

    14:00. Lunch

    16:00. Harmen van Sprang.- Sharing NL: The experience of Amsterdam. The Global Sharing Cities Alliance.

    17:00. Bruno Carballa.- Data as a commons

    18:00. Mara Balestrini.- Open and collaborative practices for a new economy of the data.

    19:00. Francisco Jurado.- Constraints and challenges for digital democracy in Spain.

    20:00. Panel of joint reflexion on the day.


    Saturday, November 25


    9: 00-17: 30.- Simone Cicero.- Masterclass (Platform Design Toolkit one-day experience) for the construction of collaborative platforms. Limited places

    10:00-14:00.- Glocal Network of Cooperatives Platform (GNPC) .- Information on the 12 platforms, showing their functioning and invitation to participate in the development of the project.


    Monday, November 27


    10:00-19:00.- Cocreation of community initiatives workshop with citizens, companies, universities and administrations. With Tom Llewellyn, Francesca Bria, Bruno Carballa, Harmen van Sprang, Mayo Fuster, Francisco Jurado and commonomia.

  • Speakers

  • Michel Bauwens

    Michel Bauwens is the founder and director of the P2P Foundation and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property.


    Bauwens travels extensively giving workshops and lectures on P2P and the Commons as emergent paradigms and the opportunities they present to move towards a post-capitalist world. Michel is also research director of CommonsTransition.org. a platform for policy development aimed toward a society of the Commons and a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group, with Silke Helfrich and David Bollier, who have organised major global conferences on the commons and economics.


    Three recent books, amongst which (with Vasilis Kostakis), ‘Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy’ have been published in English, Dutch and French.


    Michel currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is currently finalizing a Commons Transition Plan for the city of Ghent in Belgium.

    Talk 1: The commons transition as a global transition: historical context and current conjuncture

    A study of previous transitions has important lessons for social change today, but how do we apply these lessons to the current conjuncture

    Talk 2: The City-Based Commons Transition in Ghent: Lessons for island economics

    Findings and proposals to move the city of Ghent in the Flanders Belgium towards a City of the Commons

  • Trebor Scholz

    Trebor Scholz is a scholar-activist and Associate Professor for Culture & Media at The New School in New York City.


    His book Uber-Worked and Underpaid. How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy (Polity, 2016) develops an analysis of the challenges posed by digital labor and introduces the concept of platform cooperativism as a way of joining the peer-to-peer and co-op movements with online labor markets while insisting on communal ownership and democratic governance.


    His edited volumes include Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory (Routledge, 2013), and Ours to Hack and to Own: Platform Cooperativism. A New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet (eds. with Nathan Schneider, OR Books, 2016).


    In 2009, Scholz started to convene the influential digital labor conferences at The New School. Today, he frequently presents on the future of work, solidarity, and the Internet to media scholars, cooperativists, lawyers, activists, designers, developers, union leaders, and policymakers worldwide. Scholz is a member of the Barcelona Advisory Council on Technological Sovereignty.


    His articles and ideas have appeared in The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Le Monde, and The Washington Post.

    Talk: Platform Cooperativism; What We Have Learned and Pending Challenges

    The platform cooperativism is already a movement with route with multiple experiences in diverse sectors and territorial contexts. The big challenge is to build a model capable of hacking the big corporate platforms. What do we need to tackle this challenge?

  • Mayo Fuster

    Mayo Fuster Morell is the Dimmons director of research on collaborative economy at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Open University of Catalonia. Additionally, she is faculty affiliated at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and at Institute of Govern and Public Policies at Autonomous University of Barcelona (IGOPnet).


    In 2010, she concluded her PhD thesis at the European University Institute in Florence on the governance of common-based peer production, and have numerous publications in the field.


    She is the principal investigator for the European project P2Pvalue: Techno-social platform for sustainable models and value generation in commons-based peer production. She is also responsible of the experts group BarCola on collaborative economy and commons production at the Barcelona City Council.

    Talk: Collaborative Policy for a Collaborative Economy

    Collaborative policy for a collaborative economy, and vice versa. Innovation in public policy linked to the collaborative economy.

  • Sarah De Heusch

    Project officcer for the Development & Strategy Unit at Smart - Société Mutuelle pour artistes

    My job mainly consists in developing partnerships with other organizations (networks, NGOs, research centers,...) on topics that are relevant to Smart.

    I am brought to connect people and structures, organize seminars, elaborate project proposals, advocate, write articles, make presentations and stimulate debates.

    Along the years I have developed expertise in the creative field, atypical employment, social protection and social economy.

    Talk: New mutualization for a new labor landscape

    Given the raise of freelancers and the challenges of digital labour platforms, how can new solidarities be organised? The talk will tackle these prominent issues by taking the example of the SMart solutions that mutualise benefits and risks for the benefit of freelance workers.

  • Juho Makkonen

    Juho Makkonen is the CEO & Co-Founder of a Finnish startup called Sharetribe and Helsinki connector of OuiShare.


    Sharetribe makes it easy for anyone to create their own peer-to-peer marketplace in the spirit of Airbnb, Relayrides or Yerdle.

    In these marketplaces people can sell, rent and share goods, skills and spaces with each other.


    The purpose of Sharetribe is to democratize platform ownership by making it easy for anyone to build and run their own marketplace.

    Talk: How to build a successful (cooperative) platform business

    What are the most important things to take into account to build a successful platform business (focusing specifically on "the sharing economy", labor and rental platforms), and what are the most common pitfalls to avoid. Specific cases of platform cooperatives.

  • Francesca Bria

    Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer at the Barcelona City Council, Francesca Bria is a senior expert and advisor on digital strategy, technology and information policy. She is a Researcher and Teaching Associate at Imperial College Business School in the Innovation Studies Centre- Digital Economy Lab.


    She has a background in social science and innovation economics, a PhD from Imperial College, and an MSc in E-business and Innovation from the University College of London, Birkbeck.

    Bria is a member of the Internet of Things Council and an advisor for the European Commission on Future Internet and Smart Cities policy. She is also a member of the EC Expert Group on Open Innovation (OISPG) and a member of the European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things (IERC).


    She has been advising a variety of organisations and public institutions on innovation policy, open technology, the Internet of Things and smart cities. She is also active in various innovation movements advocating for open access, open technologies and digital rights.

    Talk: Barcelona, building the networked city from the ground up with citizens

    Rethinking the smart city to put citizen needs and the city’s (political) questions at the core. Ensuring that collaborative economy models that have a positive local impact can grow and flourish.

  • Tom Llewellyn

    Tom Llewellyn is the Strategic Partnerships Director at Shareable.net, and a lifelong sharer, commoner, and story teller. He manages organizational, editorial, and events partnerships and has coordinated the global Sharing Cities Network, #MapJam, and other community sharing campaigns, in addition to speaking internationally about real, equitable sharing.


    Previously, he was the Education and Activism Director for Sustainable Living Roadshow co-leading the touring organization across the U.S. for 5 years producing eco events and actions promoting environmental, social and economic sustainability.


    Tom has co-founded several community and sharing based initiatives including: A PLACE for Sustainable Living, Asheville Tool Library, REAL Cooperative (Regenerative Education, Action & Leadership) and the worker cooperative Critter Cafe.

    Talk: Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons

    Sharing resources has the potential to address the most pressing challenges cities and communities are facing today. Seoul, Amsterdam, Bologna, and other cities have been leading the way on this front. While their sharing cities programs have some things in common, the sharing city concept is not well defined. This presentation will illustrate a commons-based vision for Sharing Cities, building upon Shareable’s years of experience covering and cultivating the ecosystem and the 137 model policies and case studies curated for their new book, Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons. The presentation will begin with a ‘state of the movement’ before discussing 11 core city sectors with clear commons-based solutions on the topics of food, housing, mobility, work, waste, energy, land, water, finance, governance, and Information, and technology.

  • Harmen van Sprang

    Harmen van Sprang is a co-founder of shareNL. He’s an independent expert in the field of sharing (or: collaborative) economy. He advises startups, companies, cities, and (inter)national governments and frequently brings them together to inspire them and create impact.


    Harmen is also one of the initiators of Amsterdam Sharing City and more recently of the global Sharing Cities Alliance. He is a member of the advisory board of Sharing City Seoul.


    Harmen loves to share his insights and experience. He is a global keynote speaker and already did 150+ presentations and workshops all over the world: from Paris to Rome, and from Toronto to Tokyo. Furthermore, he is the co-author of a business book called ‘Share.’ And he’s a spokesperson for the international press and has been interviewed 100+ times.

    Talk: Amsterdam Sharing City

    Amsterdam is the first Sharing City in Europe and was initiated by shareNL. The purpose of Amsterdam Sharing City is to seize the opportunities that the sharing economy offers in the areas of sustainability, social cohesion and economy. And secondly to formulate answers to the challenges this rapidly growing phenomenon entails.

  • Bruno Carballa

    Bruno Carballa Smichowski is a Collaborative Economy and Data Economics Expert at Groupe Chronos (Groupe SOS), a social enterprise dedicated to research and consulting on social-technological innovation.


    Bruno holds a BA and a Master degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires and a Master degree from Paris XIII University, where he is currently finishing his PhD. For the past years he has been doing research about the collaborative economy, commons and the economics of data in both academic institutions (CEPN, Université Paris XIII; DIMMON, IN3, UOC) and the private sector (MAIF; Ideas For Change).


    He is also a Collaborative Economy and Data Fellow of Commons Network and a DIMMONS researcher in DECODE project.

    Talk: Data as a commons

    As «datification» expands, the growth of the collaborative economy will increasingly depend on creating economically-sustainable alternatives to the current exclusivist control of data by some major firms. This presentation will show how open business models can be built around data commons and open data.

  • Mara Balestrini

    Mara is a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher and a technology strategist. She leads the Research Lab at Ideas for Change, a think tank and consultancy firm advising cities, businesses and institutions on innovation, open and collaborative strategies, civic tech, and exponential growth (see our frameworks @pentagrowth and @The Bristol approach). She is also a project manager at the Fab Lab Barcelona where she coordinates Making Sense, a European project that seeks to empower citizens through personal digital manufacturing applied to the design of environmental sensors.


    Mara earned a PhD in Computer Science from theIntel Collaborative Research Institute on Sustainable Connected Cities (ICRI-Cities) at University College London (UCL). She also holds a BA in Audiovisual Communications, a postgraduate diploma in Media Arts and a MSc in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media.


    Mara is a member of the UCL Engineering Exchange, advisor at the Open Faculty, contributor to the Sharing Cities Network, and co-organiser of the Ouishare Collaborative Economy Research Network. She teaches the course “Cities for citizens” in the Master in City Technology at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). She has worked as a video journalist, has been a university lecturer and and research assistant at the Group of Interactive Technologies (GTI), at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).

    Talk: Open and collaborative dynamics for a new data economy

    Citizens' initiatives in Barcelona, Amsterdam and Bristol are demonstrating that it is possible to put citizens at the center of urban innovation and technology at the service of society. This presentation is based on real cases and proposes open and collaborative dynamics for the production of a new data economy in the hands of citizens.

  • Francisco Jurado

    Jurist. Researcher at the Institute of Government and Public Policy of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (IGOP) and in the Laboratory of Ideas and Political Practices of the Pablo de Olavide University.


    PhD in Public Policies and Social Transformation.


    Expert in political representation, legislative and technopolitical process.


    Author of "New Political Grammar" (Icaria 2014). Co-author of "Interrnet, Politics and R-Evolutions" (Icaria, 2012), "Nothing will be the same" (FAD, 2015) and "Counterpower: dismantling the Regime"

    Talk: Challenges and limits of Digital Democracy in Spain

    Analysis of initiatives of democratic deepening in Spain, as well as the impact on the model of parliamentary representation and its legal adjustment.

  • Simone Cicero

    Simone is a strategist in love with open culture currently focused on understanding how platforms, peers and partners work together.


    In 2013 he created the Platform Design Toolkit a creative commons licensed set of tools that help designers create P2P market-networks, open Innovation strategies and, more generally, to design for ecosystems. Simone helps startups and large organizations to envision their future through co-design

    Simone is also part of OuiShare - the global Think/Do tank for the Collaborative Economy.

  • Pablo Fernández del Castillo

    Official of the European Commission.


    Connector for Europe of Commonomia and Tenerife Collaborativa.


    Promoter of a new development model based on the collaborative economy, the use of complementary currencies and a basic income.


    Analyst of new forms of governance and citizen participation. He lives in Brussels

  • Pedro Martín Palmero


    Bachelor of Law and Economist.


    Some time ago left the dark side to promote commonomia.


    Defender of utopias. A little bit tired of postmodernism, only inner revolutions and microactivities. Bent on speeding up. Small is beautiful but bigger is better.


    He lives in Tenerife

  • GNPC Project

    The GNPC (Glocal Network of Collaborative Platforms) is a cooperative collaborative system that combines physical and digital resources. It is formed by a large virtual market of 12 digital cooperative platforms, a complementary local currency (NEXOS), a network of community physical spaces (Civic Factory) and a team of sectorial and territorial dynamizers (Connectors)
    Collaborative Platforms + NEXOS + Civic Factory + Connectors = RCCP
    It is an open project that seeks to develop the prototype of a true collaborative economy. It is about generating a digital commons that can be replicated in any territory. If it is possible to form a global network of connected local networks the result will be an ecosystem of citizen collaborative platforms capable of facing the oligopoly of the great corporate platforms. We have the opportunity to build a proposal in Tenerife that becomes a reference for a global model.
    In Tenerife Collaborative 2017 we want to deepen this proposal and share it to propose and encourage its collective development. On November 23, we will present it in a talk and on the 25th we will experiment with the different prototyped platforms and we will discuss in various workshops its opportunity, potentialities, viability, structure, ...


  • Masterclass

    A one-day experience to get hands-on with the methodology and develop your platform idea

    You will learn how to use the Platform Design Toolkit: a new and comprehensive set of new generation design tools.

    During the Masterclass, you’ll be able to apply the toolkit directly to your challenges: a new product or business you’re designing, a new service or a startup idea. If you don’t have one clear idea yet, you will be able to explore a promising market context and make an hypothesis on how a platform can revolutionize it.

    It’s an opportunity to learn new tools and – in the meantime – have a strategic acceleration on your project!

    You will learn:

    • what’s the potential in your ecosystem
    • what are the transactions to start from when building your marketplace-platform
    • how to create right channels to monetize
    • what services we need to create to support participants evolution and performance



    only 15 places available



    On the 27th we will live an experience to understand and share the value of collective intelligence. We will work together to formulate concrete policies, actions and projects that define the social and economic model that we want.


    We will follow the wise advice of Buckminster Fuller: "Do not try to fight the system, build a new one that makes the former become obsolete."

    Day Planning

    Objectives and development

    Objective: To define, on the part of different working groups and for each one of the themes that are detailed, concrete actions / policies / projects of territorial development supported in community initiatives.


    Working teams:

    • A group by topic
    • One or two energizers per group
    • Composition:
      • Political leaders
      • Technicians of public administrations
      • University experts
      • Representatives of groups / companies / associations
      • Citizens / Prosumers

    Day Planning:


    10: 00-10: 30.- Presentation and explanation of the objectives and methodology of the work to be carried out

    10: 30-12: 00

    • Approach for each stimulator of the challenge / objective of the corresponding field of action (theme)
    • Group identification of priority initiatives and policies
    • Justification of decisions based on the identification of existing territorial advantages that are associated with the choices made.
    • Identification of brakes / obstacles related to:
      • Capacities / Training.
      • Infrastructures.
      • Cultural references, values.
      • Operational, operating problems
      • Void or confusion of rules and regulations
    • Proposal of concrete actions / policies / projects: maximum of 10 proposals per group.

    12: 00-12: 30.- We rest. A coffee and a snack to exchange opinions

    12: 30-14: 00.- Put in common the work done in the groups.

    • Presentation of the proposed actions / policies / projects by each working group (10 minutes per group)

    14: 00-16: 00.- We eat and talk.

    16: 00-17: 00.- Pooled (continued)

    17: 00-17: 30.- Voting

    • Each participant will have 10 votes that he will freely distribute among the proposals of the groups that are not his.

    17: 30-18: 00.- Presentation of results

    18: 00-18: 30.- Conclusions and closure

    From 19: 00.- We celebrate the triumph of collective intelligence


    Food. Stock by close up, fresh, healthy. Reduce food dependence from abroad and move towards food sovereignty.


    Production. Relocalize productive activities. Produce near the places of consumption, favor the appearance of small industrial producers and minimize the environmental impact of the production-consumption cycle. Sustainable fashion. Circular Economy. Bioconstruction.


    Energy. Energy cooperatives. Municipalization of energy supply. Shared self-generation. Local community energy efficiency projects.


    Mobility. Shared mobility. Promotion of sustainable means of transport (bicycle). Mobility cooperatives. Community initiatives to reduce the use of private vehicles by administrations, colleges, universities, companies.


    Culture. Cultural circuits promoted from the citizens. Bring the culture to the neighborhoods. Increase cultural spaces.


    Commerce. Promote traditional local trade and proximity.


    Tourism. Promote sustainable tourism practices. Anchor the wealth that tourism provides in the territory. Regulate holiday accommodation and other forms of collaborative economy.


    Care. Bring care. Promote close cooperatives of associated work. To value volunteer work. To make the care work visible. Time and solidarity banks.


    Living place. Promote new forms of access to housing. Promote cohousing and use cession cooperatives.


    Education. Promote new spaces for education. Integrate official educational spaces in nearby communities. Facilitate the processes of knowledge sharing and learning among citizens.


    Public / community space. Turn public spaces into spaces of relationship and coexistence. Make room for people in cities. Cocrear the city with its inhabitants. Activate underutilized spaces and urban voids.


    Governance. Transparency, participation, collaboration. Direct democracy. Participatory budgeting.


    Finance. Promote collaborative financing practices: local and complementary currencies; crowdfunding, ...


    Regulation. Promote public policies that activate or facilitate the citizen economy and collaborative practices.

    And after this?

    Do we continue to work on the selected proposals? Do we commit the support of the administrations, the university, the groups, companies and associations and the creative citizens to deepen them?


    Do we encourage the future development of similar experiences in our immediate environment, in our communities and our municipalities?

  • Registration

    Free entry if you register before October 10, 2017.

    The price of the Masterclass is 150 euros. There are 15 places available.

    Since October 11, tickets are not free. You can buy tickets for the whole event or for a specific day. In all cases, there is a 50% price bonus for students, unemployed and retirees.

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