EESC – Collaborative economy report adopted!

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The European Economic and Social Committee, on 14 December 2016, adopted its report on the collaborative economy.

In this report it calls on the European Commission and policy-makers in general to give priority to initiatives that “are founded on democratic, solidarity-based and inclusive governance”.

The Commission’s approach towards the Collaborative Economy and in particular its tendency to mix concepts such as digital platforms and the sharing economy are sharply criticized.

Throughout the report the EESC calls for intensified work on the “new economy”, with particular attention to promoting those initiatives that enhance cooperation and solidarity.