Member Countries Report on the Collaborative Economy
The main objective of the Cost Action “Sharing and Caring” is to develop European network of actors investigating the development of Collaborative Economy (CE) models, platforms and socio-technological implications. The network involves more than two hundred members (including scholars, practitioners, communities and policymakers) across 34 European countries, and 3 other associated countries. Our 2018 “Sharing and Caring Countries Report ” represents its first synergetic outcome and provides an overview of the Collaborative Economy phenomenon as interpreted and manifested in each of the countries part of the network.
In July 2017, representatives from each of the twenty-eight countries featured in this report were invited to produce short country reports including, definition(s) of the Collaborative Economy; types and models of the Collaborative Economy; key stakeholders involved; as well as legislation and technological tools relevant for the Collaborative Economy. The reports vary in length and in the level of detail included, in accordance with how much information was available in each respective country at the time of writing. Gaia Mosconi and Agnieszka Lukasiewicz have compiled these early reports into this summary report, which is intended as a first step in mapping the state of the Collaborative Economy in Europe.
A wonderful addition to the report has been the Preliminary Legal Analysis of Country Reports on Cases of Collaborative Economy, compiled by Prof. Sergio Nassare-Aznar, Dr. Kosjenka Dumancic and Giulia Priora, presented at the Management Committee meeting in Budapest, on May 28 2018.
A new version of the report is planned for 2019.