During the first part of the event different initiatives were presented based on the shared use of assets and resources in different sectors of the economy. The Canary Association of Collaborative Spaces (ACEC) is a representative space for the co-working of the Canary Islands. They try to become a single channel where you can find all the different co-working activities in the region. In addition, they offers different services: dissemination of events, legal advices, web, space management, etc. They also try to attract outside experiences to present their projects, thus increasing the visibility of this type of initiative for fostering collaboration possibilities. El Salon initiative presented the benefits of 'co-working' or collaborative work spaces as an innovative work alternative that fosters participatory culture among entrepreneurs from different disciplines. The Commonomia association presented its activity in the development of social economy projects through a collaborative ecosystem between interconnected communities. This association contributes to create relationships between physical and virtual people. Using the Communify tool to map collaborative economy experiences and their projects, it publicize them and encourage exchanges. It is a showcase for all entities (cooperative platforms, virtual spaces, currencies and physical spaces).

Espacio 105 is an example of Civic Factory: is a collaborative space project for citizen empowerment, initiatives of a cultural and social nature. Finally, Crowdants showed the model of collective financing, known as 'crowdfunding', applied to promote cultural, social, creative or entrepreneurial projects through the mobilization of a related community.

Furthermore, other initiatives were presented in the Islands such as the Kreitek 'maker space' in Tenerife, the co-working space El Núcleo de Gran Canaria and, from the Innovation Service of the Ministry of Education and Universities, the creative FabLab spaces: laboratories of ideas that foster creativity and innovation in teaching.

During the second part of the event were presented the results of the “MapJam Canarias”, the mapping of the Sharing Economy initiatives identified in the Canary Islands. Attendees to the event, through different participatory methodologies, helped to integrate the map presented.

In conclusion, work groups (through the Focus group methodology) were divided by category, to analyze the main problems and barriers of each group and proposals for action were collected.


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SharEEN is an European pilot project on “Opportunities for European Entrepreneurs in the Sharing Economy”, co-funded by the European Commission under the Call: 251-G-GRO-PPA-16-9953. Grant agreement SI2.763745. The objective of SharEEN is to identify and link-up with collaborative economy platforms, exchange experience with all relevant stakeholders and help European SMEs, social enterprises and other relevant actors to exploit the opportunities offered by the sharing economy.  In particular, the project aims at building knowledge and capacity among Enterprise Europe Network partners’ staff and other stakeholders on sharing economy, and help them define and deploy supporting services for their SMEs.


SharEEN map of regional sharing economy initiatives

The map is based on the results of the surveying activity carried out by the SharEEN project in 2018. It includes a brief geo-referenced description of a set of sharing economy initiatives, platforms and companies, operating in the eight European regions covered by the project.