gE.CO – Generative European Commons Living Lab

Published on Oct 27, 2020 by Guido Boella


gE.CO Living Lab aims at studying, for the first time, the economic and legal framework of formal and informal organizations born after the global crisis in Europe: hubs, fab-labs, co-creation spaces, social centres created in regenerated urban voids.

There is a great variety of activities and contexts of collaboration between institutions and local communities, that are generating new models of urban governance. These are defined as generative commons and are based on solidarity, inclusion, participation, environmental and economic sustainability.

The project studies these organizations at the European level, implementing digital tools to map the activities of the communities and PAs involved in new models of partnership.

FirstLife will be the main tool for communities to exchange best practice, disseminate initiatives and events, collect and analyse data to evaluate the sustainability and scalability of generative commons in terms of innovation policy.

Partner: Università degli Studi di Torino (IT), Newcastle University (UK), Open Lab Athens (GR), Community Land Trust Brussels (BE, Universitat de Barcellona (ES), Spazi Indecisi (IT9, GDM, Eutropian (AT)

Duration: February 2019 – January 2022. Funded by Horizon2020