Mapping the cooperative / solidarity economy

Main Hall

This introductory session will provide an overview of “the mapping project” in which Louis Cousin from Cooperatives Europe will lead a discussion about the mapping objectives and the challenges many groups have already experienced when trying to “map the ecosystem”. The overview will feature presentations and introductions from Colm Massey from the Solidarity Economy Association; Laura James Co-founder at Digital Life Collective; and Tom Ivey from about their specific mapping projects and objectives.

There will be time for some discussion and debate with the audience and then the same panel will move into the Working space to continue a working session on the same subject – with a view to developing a steering group focussed on “Developing taxonomies for describing co-ops and solidarity organisations” using Linked Open Data.

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