“A Gathering of Commoners” Full program for the European Commons Assembly

We’re once again very happy to share the final version of our three-day program for the first European Commons Assembly in Brussels. As always, please check out our website for more information, join our Loomio group, and sign up for the mailing list by sending an email to [email protected].

European Commons Assembly: Final Program

Last updated: November 11, 2016.

Click here to download the program (PDF)

All activities are still open except the Visitor Tour and Session in the European Parliament, which have
reached maximum capacity. If you are not participating in Parliament but plan to attend other events of the
ECA, please fill out this form in advance: https://goo.gl/forms/WnZqivZEHKCXK4xz1


*Those arriving before 14:00 are welcome to meet the coordinators at SMART.be, Rue Emile Feron 70, 1060
Bruxelles. After 14:00 the meeting point is Zinneke, address below.

16:00 – 22:00 Social Evening at Zinneke | Place Masui 13, 1000 Bruxelles

An evening to get acquainted, exchange on different instances of European commoning, and build solidarity
going into the following sessions. http://www.zinneke.org/?lang=en

16:00 – 19:00 Workshops and exchanges between European and Brussels commoners

  • Commons Josaphat Workshop: Urban commons practitioners in Europe respond to the Commons
    Josaphat collective’s proposal for the development of a wasteland/vacant lot
  • Film screenings on housing commons (Community Land Trust, and the fight against expulsion by PAH
    in Spain)

19:00 – 20:30 Dinner by Collectactif Pay what you can, (https://collectactif.wordpress.com/)

20:30 – 22:00 Discussion on DIEM25 w/ Silke Helfrich, Michel Bauwens and other European commoners


[9:00 – 12:00] (Alternate activity) Local Organizing | Rue Emile Feron 70, 1060 Bruxelles

Those who do not participate in the Visitor Group Tour of Parliament can gather at the SMART headquarters in
Saint Gilles and continue working. http://smartbe.be/en/

[9:30 – 12:30] Alternate activity – Managing Water as a Common good (regis. required)
Forest Domaine (Tennis club), Avenue du Domaine 150 – 1190 – Forest

This workshop involves a visit and walk through the commune of Forest (in Brussels), a specific urban water
management supported by hydrological communities. Proposed by Les Etats Généraux de l’Eau à Bruxelles
http://www.egeb-sgwb.be/Home It is limited to 15 people, you must contact Dominique Nalpas at
[email protected] to confirm your spot.

10:00 – 10:30 Accreditation for Visitor Group Tours of Parliament | EP, Wiertz Entrance

Gathering for security verification for those going on the tour of Parliament. Please arrive for 10am with the
travel document that you specified in your registration. This is mandatory for reimbursement.

10:30 – 12:00 Visitor Group Tour of Parliament (full)

12:00 – 13:45 Lunch Break | Free time – Around European Quarter

An open break to leave the Parliament for lunch (not provided). It is recommended to stay in the area.

[12:15 – 13:35] Mapping Workshop at Mundo-b (FT room) |Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Ixelles

13:45 – 14:30 Entry and Accreditation for Parliament Session | Esplanade Solidarnosc 1980

Arrive at 1:45pm to re-enter security with the group – you must be accompanied by a representative of the
EP, who will be waiting at Esplanade Solidarnosc. If you do not take the Visitor Tour, you should get
accredited for entry at this time (also with an EP representative and according to prior arrangements).

14:30 PM – 18:00 European Commons Assembly in EP (full) | Room A1E2 Altiero Spinelli

With a diverse coalition of commoners from around Europe, we enter the European Parliament together for a
facilitated and co-constructed session. We highlight how the commons can inform EU policy, in both content –
with policy proposals – and form, through a participatory methodology. Interpretation ENG, FR, and ITL.

18:30 – 22:00 Reception at Mundo-b | Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Bruxelles (10 min walk)

Directly after the session, we walk together to Mundo-b for a reception to celebrate and reflect on our work
together. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the in-house Kamilou Café.


9:30 to 12:30 European Commons Assembly Group Session | Zinneke – Place Masui 13, 1000

Everyone, regardless of participation on the 16th, is invited to participate in this facilitated group discussion of
the future direction of ECA. We also take advantage of the time to plan follow up actions, before saying our

Click here to download the program (PDF)

For inquiries: [email protected]
For more info on the network: http://europeancommonsassembly.eu/
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