Encounter 2019

The Sharing Cities Action Encounter 2019 took place from 19 to 21 November during the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. All the stakeholders in the Sharing Cities ecosystem worked together to devise a plan of common actions and resources for the sharing cities, and turned Barcelona into the epicentre of debate on the platform and collaborative economies.

The organization of the 2018 Sharing Cities Summit in Barcelona gave rise to insightful discussions about how the unrelenting growth of the collaborative economy and digital platforms is affecting cities’ life and economic development, a conversation which ultimately led to the signing of the Declaration of Sharing Cities. A year later, in 2019, a number of cities, activists, organizations, researchers, and members of civil society met again at the Sharing Cities Action Encounter 2019 to work together and devise the 2020 Action Plan for the Platform Economy and the Collaborative Economy. This three-day programme, taking place at the Stand Lab at the Smart City Expo World Congress, aimed to develop alternative models for the future with three main focuses: (1) Platform Labour; (2) Inclusion & Gender; and (3) Data Commons.

Once finished, you can relive the event and the highlighted moments of the #SharingCitiesAction19:

  • Programme: Take a look back at the full programme and watch the sessions held in the Stand Lab.
  • Sharing Cities Stand Lab: The space in the midst of the Smart City Expo World Congress where most of the programme was held. Which kind of sessions were organized? Who was involved in the Stand Lab? Which was the evaluation process?
  • Cities Programme: 20 cities attended the Encounter 2019 to keep working in the cities task force to address the issue of Platform Economy and Collaborative Economy and its effects on cities.
  • Highlighted moments: Check out the pictures and read the outcomes (soon) of this 3-day programme of intense work.