[A2k] Why the EU needs Knowledge Commons- June 1st European Parliament

Sophie Bloemen sophie at commonsnetwork.eu
Tue May 24 02:51:26 PDT 2016

The event will be web-streamed

*On June 1st, hosted by Isabella Adinolfi in cooperation with Commons 
Network,*civil society considers Internet, copyright, health and climate 
in EU knowledge policy from a commons perspective.  From 11.30 – 13.00 
at the Altiero Spinelli Building – Seven floor – Room 7H1.

The commons perspective stresses the democratic governance of knowledge 
as it identifies knowledge as a shared resource that is a collective 
responsibility. It emphasizes equitable access to knowledge resources 
such as*health-care and education*, the urgent need to 
prioritize*ecological sustainability*in knowledge policy and the 
promotion of an*open and democratic Internet.*

In late 2015 the Commons Network published the 
EU and the Commons: A Commons Approach to European Knowledge Policy. 
<http://commonsnetwork.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/A-Commons-Approach-to-European-Knowledge-Policy.pdf> It 
outlines the compelling logic, benefits and ethics of a commons approach 
to knowledge, with an emphasis on how that could improve policy in 
certain areas such as health, the environment, science and culture, and 
the Internet.

We would now like to engage in a conversation with experts working in 
the various fields discussed, during an expert meeting in the European 
Parliament. This conversation will allow us to assess the usefulness and 
applicability of the commons perspective in policy making on knowledge, 
and how to concretely move forward in protecting and managing common goods.

We shall be considering the EU policy context of the digital Single 
Market strategy, copyright reform, climate policy, internet and 
telecommunications governance discussions and the implementation of EU 
research and innovation programmes.

The*event*is*free upon registration*at the following 

If you*require access to the**European Parliament*, 
please*register by**May 25th noon*.

*Languages IT-EN*

The*Conference*will be*web-streamed*.

For*further information*:yusimi.fernandezhidalgo at europarl.europa.eu 
<mailto:yusimi.fernandezhidalgo at europarl.europa.eu>

*Tel.:*+32 (0)2 28.47714


MEP Isabella Adinolfi (5Stelle)
MEP Magrete Auken (Greens/EFA)
MEP Dario Tamburrano (5 Stelle)

*Presentation: **A Commons Approach to EU knowledge policy*
David Hammerstein & Sophie Bloemen (Commons Network)


  * Alek Tarkowski  (Centrum Cyfrowe/ Creative Commons Poland)
  * Diego Naranjo      (European Digital Rights- EDRi)
  * Anne Catherine Lorrain – (advisor  Greens/EFA, Communia)
  * Dimitris Dimtirov  (Wikimedia) .
  * Reagan Mac Donald (Mozilla)
  * Yannis Natsis (European Public Health Alliance- EPHA)
  * Martin Pigeon  (Corporate Europe Observatory – CEO)
  * Renata Avila (WebFoundation)
  * European Commission CONNECT-/TBC/

* Open discussion. *

Sophie Bloemen
Commons Network
10781 Berlin
Tel: 0049 170 2827005
twitter: @sbloemen

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