French Digital Commons Proposal

Towards a Sovereign Digital Infrastructure of the Commons

The Report on the digital commons, initiated by France was presented at the Digital Assembly co-organized in Toulouse by the French Presidency and the European Commission, on June 21-22 in 2022. The report is the result of several months of reflection by 19 Member States, the European Commission, and a number of civil society actors interested in the digital commons.

The report made four key proposals:

-The creation of a European one-stop shop to guide communities towards adequate funding and public aid;
-The launch of a call for projects to deploy financial support to the most strategic commons;
-The creation of a European foundation for the digital commons, with shared governance between the States, the European Commission and the digital commons communities;
-The implementation of the “digital commons by default” principle in the development of digital tools for public administrations.