The 1st regional workshop on sharing economy in the Calabria region

On 28 September, in the Press Room of the Congress Centre of the University of Calabria, an entire afternoon was dedicated to the workshop "From digital platforms to social enterprises: business models for sharing economy" with the contribution of regional and national operators, entrepreneurs and innovators.

The meeting was organized by SPIN for the European project SharEEN ( in collaboration with Goodwill and Talent Garden Cosenza, with the aim of better understanding the needs of the initiatives already active in the region, extend and verify the first mapping made by the project and stimulate further for insights and collaborations.

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"Boosting the Sharing Economy" Local event Gran Canaria

After the event held in Tenerife in May 2018, the Technological Institute of the Canary Islands (ITC) has organized last week, on September 27th in Gran Canaria, the second conference "Boosting the collaborative economy" in the framework of the SharEEN pilot project led by the Canaries, with the ITC at the head of a European consortium formed by intermediation centers of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) of Spain, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Slovakia and Bulgaria.


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SharEEN map of regional sharing economy initiatives

SharEEN mapThe map is based on the first results of the surveying activity carried out by the SharEEN project (March-May 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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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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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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