La Comunificadora is back with some new, challenging projects

The third edition of La Comunificadora is already in full activity. Participating projects belong to a wide range of sectors, care, education, tourism, reuse and exchange of objects, tools and services, makers, textile sector, communication or open community networks. The selected initiatives further extend the scope of the Barcelona Activa programme (after the two previous editions in 2016 and 2017) to promote commons and collaborative economy projects.

Centro Universitario Cooperativo (Cooperative University). Higher quality education center offering strategic masters for social change, specialised technical training for the third sector, from the third sector, the germ of a Cooperative University, including accessible and democratic research and knowledge socialisation for the social transformation and a solidary future. An organisation with a democratic management and commonly owned by professors, students and workers, which seeks to generate social welfare and shared abundance for its members and the community.

EduCoop. Educational platform promoted by Trama cooperative, which is part of the Catalan social and solidarity economy (SSE), articulated around a virtual environment that is self-managed by the people and groups attached. It will promote the communication of the values ​​and practices of the ESS, of pedagogical resources, training intercooperation between cooperatives and the promotion of educational initiatives in the territory through synergies between SSE, educational agents, local administrations and the community network. It will have a website with a bank of open resources contributed by the adhered entities and an intranet, a catalog of educational activities and an educational service to support educational projects in the territory.

eXplorins. Digital cooperative platform to create a more sustainable model of local tourism and give visibility to small businesses and local alternative projects. The user is the protagonist, the platform allows the user to express herself through the creation of urban routes under an avant-garde and personalised design, and then share them with the community. The benefits are distributed equally among the creators, neighborhood projects and the cooperative.

GlocalShare. Digital and face-to-face collaborative platform where participants share personal resources (spaces, machinery, knowledge, time, etc.) in order to make participatory projects with which they cover their own basic needs (food, shelter, health, education, etc.), so that the products and services created are distributed among the participants in a manner proportional to the ethical evaluation of the resources provided. The project aims to give value to the enormous potential of unused private resources to generate prosperity and socio-economic empowerment, reducing dependency on money and competition and weaving fractal and subsidiary communities.

La Tribu (The Tribe). Digital platform for families with children to meet other families with common interests, online and in the real world, and create their own groups of mutual support (or tribes). The Tribe intends to normalise family life, to offer a list of activities to do with children (organised by other entities). It seeks to promote responsible consumption, the circular economy through the exchange of products related to children and collective buying. Always with a collaborative philosophy: the community gives life to the platform.

MoveIt. Association of different professionals from the educational and artistic field that design and implement educational programmes for different groups under a common work methodology, horizontal and cooperative, and agreeing on a common teaching-learning style. Participating professionals develop face-to-face programmes (based on the promotion of music, dance, writing and cinema) in schools, non-profit organizations, civic centers, etc. It is intended to offer an unconventional educational proposal promoting, at the same time, specific communication and social interaction habits.

Nest&Fun. A mobile application as a tool to facilitate the daily life of mothers through the creation of circles of trust in their areas or neighborhoods where they can leave and/or take care of children to have some time for themselves. Our mission is to help mothers find their spaces of leisure, fun and well-being in an interdependent manner, so that, little by little, based on mutual trust, they can break many stereotypes that limit their abilities and empower them. Through a monthly subscription the users will be able to have a series of services, and the accompaniment of a team of people.

Social Synergy (provisional name “SiSo”). Social non-profit project with the underlying idea that one day we will all be dependent people and the solution must be found locally. It is a collaborative economy model that, by means of a web / app with geolocation, approaches solutions of proximity to people with dependency, using the human and social resources offered by the community and the microenterprise. The core or main axis of the project is the person with dependency. The mission of the community is to create synergies and to carry out social actions that guarantee their well-being. This community must be made up of people with dependency, their families and nearby environments, residential centers, social service providers, health professionals, social entities, volunteers, and other local service providers, whether individuals or legal entities.

SomAtents. Since 2012 this collective makes SomAtents digital magazine of chronicles, interviews and stories of non-fiction. A journalistic practice based on the research and documentation used by narrative tools, and literature. They work on transgenerational and multimedia journalism as an expanded trade, which wants get down off its high horse and involve citizens with the writing of about twenty journalists, photographers, ethnographers, anthropologists, political scientists, communicators and designers. The group also conducts courses and workshops on journalism, narrativity and communication technologies with the aim of training and empowering critical citizenship and carrying out cultural projects, creative photography and the recovery of historical memory.

TextilESS. Triangular platform that relates, in the social and solidarity economy, customers, textile makers and designers. It must allow the chain to be initiated from any angle: (a) A customer wants a product x and he asks for it, causing designer and makers to react. (b) A designer makes a design (clothing or illustration for printing) and reacts to customers and makers (c) A maker reproduces designs made and puts x quantity on sale generating value for the designer. It is an initiative of the Pare Manel Foundation, which through its labor insertion project, in the textile field, has detected the lack of ethical codes, and the need for project that, under the values ​​of the social and solidarity economy, puts all the agents in contact.

Open Network of Beacons of Barcelona (XOBB). Platform or network of beacons that can work with different independent applications. It helps people with functional diversity to have better information about the elements in the environment, to strengthen proximity commerce and to enable IT developers to make IoT projects based on this technology. The deployment of the network is being carried out through a cooperative created in 2017 and has received financing from local traders and the City Council of Barcelona. XOBB looks to deepen into the community approach and the commons economy.

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