The commons is an emerging paradigm in Europe embracing co-creation, stewardship, and social and ecological sustainability. Commons perspectives could help to reinvigorate Europe with constructive and concrete policy implications on many terrains.
However, much of the current dominant narrative of the EU, focusing on growth, competition, and international trade is in strong contrast with the worldview of the commons. So where does EU policy stand today with regards to the commons?
This article was originally published in the 2016 winter edition of The Green Journal: ‘Finding Commons Ground’. You can go here to download that entire volume. Or read the article by Commons Network-directors David Hammerstein and Sophie Bloemen here below.