Participate in the co-design of services for scaling-up sharing economy initiatives

The SharEEN project has launched a consultation for the identification of needs and perceived barriers in the Sharing Econnomy as well as proposals of interesting contents for training and advisory services. The following questionnaire is a quick way to provide a contribution.

By completing the questionnaire you are co-creating the next SharEEN project event in your region and the forthcoming Advisory Services to be offered to sharing economy initiatives. The results of the questionnaire will be used only to improve the project. Thanks in advance for your collaboration.


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SharEEN map of regional sharing economy initiatives

SharEEN map 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.

The map is being progressively validated and extended through contacts and meetings with regional operators and stakeholders.

All information is derived from public sources. Any integration and revision is welcome!

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Info day in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on SharEEN Project – Opportunities for entrepreneurs in the sharing economy, 30.03.2018

The First regional event organised by Plovdiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry was held on March 30, 2018, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The info day was designed for regional organizations and businesses operating in the shared economy, but also for would-be entrepreneurs, start-ups, relevant stakeholders, representatives of local administrations and NGOs.

Main goals of the event: to inform participants about the project and planned activities in the region of Plovdiv, to share the results of regional mapping actions within WP1, to exchange good practices and experiences in the field, to discuss the existing collaborative initiatives and involve regional stakeholders.



9:30-10:00 Registration of participants, networking on a cup of coffee

10:00-10:10 Welcome address by the President of Plovdiv CCI

10:10-11:00 Presentation of SharEEN project

11:00-11:45 Mapping of regional Sharing Economy initiatives using the #MapJam methodology

11:45-12:30 Q&A followed by a brief open discussion (on a cup of coffee and light lunch)

12:30-13:40 Opportunities of the Sharing Economy for regional businesses, presentation of a good practice

13:40-14:00 Wrap-up and next steps review


Total number of participants: 23,  Annex with photos

The Timbro Sharing Economy Index is the first global index of the sharing economy

The Timbro Sharing Economy Index has been compiled using traffic volume data and scraped data, and provides a unique insight into the driving factors behind the peer-to-peer economy.

Monthly traffic data was collected for 286 services in 213 countries. For 23 of the 286 services, a complete count of active suppliers was done using automated “web scraping” techniques. Previous cross-country reports have employed surveys or self-reported indicators and have thus relied on conflicting colloquial definitions of the sharing economy. To overcome this problem, the experts have developed a definition of the sharing economy that allows for exact classification of the services. This allows to use traffic data and scraped usage-data without fuzziness about whether it is about a sharing economy service, or not. Using the definition, they have considered 4,651 service candidates worldwide, 286 of which were classified as sharing economy services. 

The global index — the very first of its kind — tests a number of hypotheses on the correlation between the development of the sharing economy and the regulatory context. Are these services hampered or propelled by high levels of government intervention in the economy? Can the sharing economy help alleviate a lack of general social trust, which is a significant obstacle to all economic activity? Or do activities of this kind require a public that generally thinks well of strangers in order to gain ground in the first place?


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Sharing economy: to the market and back

Sharing economy is an interesting model for business as usual to develop new products and services for a community of users.

But what does it mean to adopt a sharing economy model?

On June 7th, an event during the 13th edition of the International Exhibition on Industrial Research and Skills for Innovation was organised to show the opportunities and limits of the sharing economy model.

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