Introduction to the Commons Alliance Sphere

The Commons “alliance sphere” in Firenze 10+10 brings together many issues in relation to our natural, social, digital commons and public services, such as land, food, water, energy but also social rights, education, knowledge, as well as tackling and refuting the post-Rio agenda covering the green economy, financialization of nature and unnecessary large-scale infrastructures which are supposed to help us out of the crisis.

The aim is to join all networks and movements, local, national and European working on different issues in relation to the Commons. To find mutual ground and strategic joint actions as well as concrete solidarity solutions for those fighting right now on the ground to protect their public services and commons from privatisation and commodification.

The working group is facilitated by the European Water Movement, the European Financialization of Nature Network, the European Forum of Useless Imposed Major Projects and the “Rete della Conoscenza”

“Our Commons Are Not For Sale”

Report on commons convergence

This report comes from the work of the more than 200 persons who gathered in the thematic group “natural and social commons” in the Firenze 10+10 conference, a pan-European gathering of civil society movements to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first European Social Forum in Firenze in 2002 and come together to fight the austerity policies imposed on European peoples by the European Union institutions, national governments and economic and financial elites.

This report fed into the debates of the final plenary assembly, complementing those of the four other thematic groups: democracy, austerity policies and economic governance, social rights and peace.