PICO - PIonniers du COllaboratif2015 à 2016
Background and issues
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The sharing economy encompasses a wide range of initiatives led by companies or associations, which are transforming the way we travel, consume, produce, finance and learn. The definition of the sharing economy is controversial, and it is emerging as a catch-all, a pipeline of innovations characterised by the use of digital technology and the desire to circumvent existing operators.
The sharing economy is the focus of a number of debates, including:
Employment insecurity, and so on
How to regulate this sharing economy is a key question being addressed by public bodies.
Two other questions are equally important in this context:
Does the sharing economy provide new solutions to collective sustainable development challenges such as waste prevention, mobility and energy consumption?
And if so, what can public policy-makers do to support “public interest” initiatives?
These are the core questions that the Pionniers du Collaboratif (PICO – Sharing economy pioneers) project is attempting to answer.
PICO focuses on the sharing economy for material goods and studies initiatives such as FabLabs and Repair Cafés, as well as peer-to-peer marketplaces such as LeBonCoin, etc. in order to analyse:
The environmental and social motives of entrepreneurs and users,
The current impacts of these five peer-to-peer platforms for goods exchange,
The role that public authorities could play in supporting the most promising business models for a circular economy.
Funding and partners
- 28-29 January 2016, Paris
Second international workshop on the sharing economy
- 23 June 2016, Paris
Sustainable Development 2.0 - Can digital technologies fuel the ecological transition?