Essential Info
Finalist: CollAction
Country: Netherlands
Field: Collaborative Solutions


A grassroots platform to enable platform cooperatives to enter markets previously cornered by multinational digital platforms.

A number of multinational platforms increasingly dominate the digital economy, causing a number of problems for European citizens and governments. Platform cooperatives can protect and support unskilled workers in the evolving labour market by giving users the opportunity to be the very owners of the digital platforms in which they exchange goods and services. A new grassroots tactic called crowdaction can empower platform cooperatives and local firms to disrupt digital platform monopolies, by setting up assurance contracts – a promise for action once a critical mass is reached – in which users of the platforms organise a coordinated platform shift.

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