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Call for Participation in Social Economy Community Group

The Social Economy Community Group has been launched:

In this group we work on various web technologies needed for managing all kinds of economic relationships between individuals and organizations. While recognizing nowadays dominance of commerce, we take here more general approach which gives equal attention to all kind of non-commercial approaches, including Social Economy, Sharing/Collaborative Economy, Solidarity Economy, Informal Economy etc.

Some of relevant topics (by no means an exhaustive list!)

  • mobility – public transport, carsharing, ridesharing /carpooling, hitchhiking, bikesharing
  • housing – coliving, coworking, cohousing, hospitality exchange, flatshare / Wohngemeinschaft
  • food – food hubs, food networks, producer and consumer cooperatives, community supported agriculture, gleaning, foodsharing, foodsaving, mealsharing, volksküche / langar
  • learning – skillsharing, learning groups, webinars, workshops
  • products – toolsharing, booksharing
  • services – volunteering, debt help exchange
  • energy – energy cooperatives
  • communication – mesh networks communities
  • manufacturing – research and development, design, assembly, 3D printing, open source hardware, worker cooperatives, open value networks
  • health, sports & recreation
  • culture & entertainment

We based our work on Linked Data technologies and assume decentralized architecture.

During first year of operation (2016) we will hold regular monthly teleconference, use github for collaboration and follow other recommendations from Modern Tooling

Relevant W3C Domains and Activities

Active Groups

Inactive Groups

Relevant non W3C Groups

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account. Please note, however, that W3C Membership is not required to join a Community Group.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2015-09-10 by Pavlik elf. The following people supported its creation: Pavlik elf, Daniel Harris, Eimhin Shortt, Bob Haugen, Lynn Foster. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

The group must now choose a chair. Read more about how to get started in a new group and good practice for running a group.

We invite you to share news of this new group in social media and other channels.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please email us at

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

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