[SPRINT] commoning networks of knowledge and practice

za 17.11.2018 18:00 tot di 20.11.2018 22:00

How to organise an international network of knowledge and practice? Can we get inspired by the and could help us to get decisions clear? What kind of legal structure do we need? How do we organise boardmeetings and decisions digitaly? How can an organisation be open to new contributors and how do we celebrate what connect us?


Since 2005, the P2P Foundation has been researching, cataloging and advocating for the potential of P2P and Commons-based approaches to societal and consciousness change. The P2P Foundation (officially, ) is a non-profit organization and global network dedicated to advocacy and research of commons-oriented peer to peer (P2P) dynamics in society. 


On a regular base the core team of the organization gathers for a sprint.  An self reflection and opportunity to evaluate the organization and activities. This edition will take place in Timelab, Ghent.  Timelab network will exchange knowledge on collaboration, commining strategies, contribution and organisational models.


The program is built up in 2 parts. A daytime gathering with in-depth workshops with a small group and a open evening program with free participation. 


All contributions on documenting, writing, observing in both day and evening program are very welcome. If you like to contribute, send a mail to


For the daytime program we would like to welcome more expertise on international organizations in terms of legal and organizational issues, so if you could add to that, please do send a mail to:


Sat. Nov 17 - 18:00 - 22:00


Group diner and presentation by of current projects and set up of the sprint by Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Niaros and Evi Swinnen

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Sun Nov 18 - 10:00 - 12:00 


De Zondagen in De Schuur + shared lunch


Sun Nov 18 - 14:00 - 17:00


Theoretical vs practical research: how to facilitate parallel interchange. Focus on cosmo localisation and local hubs


Mon Nov 19 - 9:30 - 12:30


Organizational: the decentralized model of energy hubs : insights in Ecogood Balance and s3 with Karla Schimmel and Dette van Zeeland


Mon Nov 19 - 14:00 - 17:00


Workshop on P2PF’s organizational model with Dette Van Zeeland and Karla Schimmel


Tue Nov 20 - 9:30 - 12:30 


Legal issues: documents, process, contracts, responsibilities, platform needed to facilitate a commoning organization model


Tue Nov 20 - 14:00 - 17:00 


Local en decentral partnerships - how to communicate and build the network


Tue Nov 20 - 20:00 - 22:00 


Presentation Commoning Patterns in Barcelona by Bart Grugeon : what context do commons need to grow?