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.


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Who We Are

We believe the world urgently needs a new narrative and that the commons represents a 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.


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

Sophie Bloemen Director

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

David Hammerstein Senior Advisor

Thomas works as Commons Network’s Head of Programmes.

Thomas de Groot Head of Programmes

Jens works as Commons Network's Chief Storyteller

Jens Kimmel Chief Storyteller

Winne works as Commons Network's Junior Researcher and Acces to Medicines Officer

Winne van Woerden Junior Researcher

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