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Academic frameworks for the Sharing Economy

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Academic frameworks for the Sharing Economy

One year ago I started my graduation project with this question in mind: What is the best way for policymakers and regulators to deal with sharing economy initiatives? As experienced ShareNL blog readers you might already sense that this question is very hard or even impossible to answer. Most certainly it is too comprehensive to answer in a graduation project of only five months. I however, was not aware of the challenge at the time and thus ambitiously started on my adventure. Read how our guest blogger Jaker Wester overcame this challenge... 

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Access for all | Poverty policy in the collaborative economy

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Access for all | Poverty policy in the collaborative economy

In Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands) more than 180.000 people are supported by social security and welfare (almost 1 out of 5 people). Though, they are not the ones who are taking most advantage of the opportunities the sharing economy brings. The local government is looking into how to address this issue by enabling access to sharing platforms with the local city pass. Yesterday at 'Dit is pas Amsterdam' at Pakhuis de Zwijger we spoke about how to encourage an inclusive growth of the sharing economy, thus how to provide access to all goods and services through the sharing economy for people who could benefit the most. Read more...

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EU policy making: new guidelines for the collaborative economy

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EU policy making: new guidelines for the collaborative economy

In a communication published earlier this month, the European Commission policy makers explain the key regulatory issues at hand and provide policy guidelines for member states. A short spoiler: it focusses on topics that most of us find dry and even boring. But it is worthwhile understanding the main questions and suggestions raised by the Commission because they will determine the political discourse in the future and therefore affect stakeholders in the collaborative economy. That is why Paula summarizes the most important points for you as short and spicy as possible. Read more... 

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