The Encounter 2019 held at the Sharing Cities Action Stand Lab offers a 3-day programme with the aim to develop alternative models for the future with 4 focus: Economic Models and Future of Work, Sustainability, Inclusion & Gender, Data and Ecological Sustainability.

If you want to be part of the programme next 19th-21st of November, apply to participate in the various activities organized at the Sharing Cities Action Stand Lab.

During three days, the Stand Lab will host various activities: the perfect chance to meet the Sharing Cities ecosystem and have an impact on 700 cities and more than 21.000 visitors at the Smart City Expo World Congress.


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1. How can you join?

Be a selected project of the Exhibition Area

Present your project in a privileged space part of the Smart City Expo World Congress, with the Sharing Cities ecosystem. Last year 70 projects took part in the Exhibition Area at the Stand Lab.  Exhibition Area 2018

Participate in the Open Forum

Run an activity in the main area of the Stand Lab. On 2018 more than 100 speakers took part in panels, collective talks and open discussions debates. Open Forum 2018

Run a Workshop at the Hacking Area

Would you like to conduct a workshop involving the Sharing Cities’ ecosystem attending the Encounter? In the Stand Lab there’s a special space for you to carry out hacking sessions, mapping activities or other kinds of workshops and hands-on activities to work in group. Open Forum 2018

Join the researchers’ networking hub activities

Research has an important role in the Encounter. The Stand Lab includes a slot for researchers and research initiatives to connect and present their research around the Sharing Cities, Platform Economy and Collaborative Economy. Join the community of researchers attending and also feel free to suggest a specific workshop, roundtable or talk. Open Forum 2018

Attend the Data Commons Manifesto session.

Come to the Datathon session based on the Data Commons Manifesto (part of the Decode project) and contribute to spread the digital commons knowledge! Last April more than 50 experts signed a manifesto for data sovereignty and commons, in a collective action to propose alternative data management models, which are more transparent and democratic, in opposition to surveillance capitalism.

Attend the GenderDataLab workshop

Bridging the gender gap in the digital sphere must be a top priority for governments from all over the planet. In the GenderDataLab workshop we will go through various initiatives that will show up how useful are data analytics to identify and visualize diverse gender indicators. The goal is to build fairer and more equal policies in the Sharing Cities that have identified data as a common good.


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2. Who is taking part? Meet the Ecosystem

As a result of the 1st call for participants of the Sharing Cities Action 2019 Encounter, and after the evaluation of the Advisory Board, we are very happy to announce the first participants that will be joining the Sharing Cities Action Stand Lab Ecosystem. If you want to join them, apply for the 2nd call for participants! There is time until the 27th of September.

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3. Pre-programme


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