Commons Network is a civil society organisation that works with activists, thinkers, pioneers and policy makers to tell stories, build networks and propose policies to support commoners and defend the commons throughout Europe.


Solidarity as a Commons

Recently, Commons Network added a new member to our team: Irene Alonso joined us in January as an intern from our office in Berlin. Today, she introduces herself for the first time.

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We believe the world urgently needs a new narrative and that the commons represents the socially and economically sustainable paradigm for this. We believe communities, cities and regions, rather than nation-states, are the backbone of the new translocal consciousness.

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Sophie Bloemen is based in Berlin and writes, speaks, and organises on the sharing of knowledge, the commons and new narratives for Europe.

Sophie Bloemen Director at Commons Network

David Hammerstein is a consumer advocate and former Member of the European Parliament for Los Verdes, part of the European Greens.

David Hammerstein Director at Commons Network

Thomas works as Commons Network’s community and campaigns manager, in charge of publishing, communication and campaigns.

Thomas de Groot Manager at Commons Network

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