Following our great EAC in Brussels, we would like to submit a proposal for a future event of the EAC.
The proposal is rather simple : the EAC is a very rich gathering of people building and promoting commons in many different places in Europe. In Brussels, we experienced how interesting and motivating it is to all meet, work and exchange together. Our motivation to meet in Brussels was the existence of a "local initiative", if we can call it that: the intergroup on the Commons. In different places in Europe people are trying to implement new policies based on more participatory rules and inspired by the commons. There are interesting initiatives in cities in Spain, in Italy and probably elsewhere. We believe these places are ideal locations for the EAC to travel to and for commoners to gather.
We can, for example, imagine a 3 days gathering (maybe a self organized camp) in a city where there are new leaders who are interested to work with commoners. This would allow:
- Exchanges and work among ourselves,
- Possibilities to learn about what is being done in this place and how new leaders were put in power,
- Exchange and work with the local actors (teams of the city and movements) on initiatives and actions that would be developed and implemented on the basis of experiences in other places.
If there are people interested by the idea, we could have a call to discuss it.
Gaelle Krikorian and Frédéric Sultan