CommonsFest Heraklion 2015

Heraklion 2015 prefestival event Report

The third year of our presence in Heraklion we chose to organize a two day event with title “Developing collaborative structures for the Commons”. For this we invited members from two internationally renowned projects, the FLOK society project and the Cooperativa Integral Catalana.

CiC presentation
CiC presentation
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Teams from Heraklion, Rethymnon and Chania had the opportunity to meet before, during and after the event and discuss, share their problems and experiences in relation to self-organization, collaboration, solidarity and the commons.

John Restakis talking on collaborative economy and the commons
John Restakis talking on collaborative economy and the commons
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The most important thing that came up was that a network, a community, a team should shape their planning and implement it taking in consideration the needs, values and goals of all participants and meanwhile all should search for common ground on what they implement.

It was also noted the need for methodology and a plan as well as using the experiences and knowledge that exists in similar attempts globally.

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Writing down needs, values and other during the workshop done by CiC
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Through the presentation and workshops was born the need from persons and team of Heraklion to form an initiative of an open collaboration network in the wider area of our city.

We want to thank all that helped for this event to become a reality.

Also a big thanks to the Athens organizing team who gave the opportunity for CommonsFest to travel away from the place it started.

Members of the Heraklion organizing team with participants, FLOK & CiC members
Members of the Heraklion organizing team with participants, FLOK & CiC members
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Financial report for prefestival event in Heraklion

Loyal to the values of openess we publish the financial data for the event.

ExpencesΈξοδα

  • Travelling 640 €
  • Posters 30 €
  • Food & Beverages 150 €
  • Total 820 €

Income

  • 2014 Reserve 300 €
  • Donations – Food & beverages 550 €
  • Total 850 €

Surplus 30 €