From the 15th-17th of November 2016 a European Commons Assembly will take place in Brussels. On the afternoon of the 16th there will be a meeting in the European Parliament, in cooperation with the EP intergroup on Common Goods and Public Services (Led by Marisa Matias, Dario Tamburrano, Ernesto Urtasun, Sergio Cofferati). Around 150 commoners will convene, discuss, showcase, and reclaim Europe. A variety of other events (and local assemblies) will take place outside Parliament, both in Brussels and across Europe, as part of the Days of Convergence.
The objectives are to gain visibility and credibility for the commons movement at large, make concrete legislative and funding proposals, and promote direct democratic participation in EU institutions. The event will not be a traditional parliamentary assembly, but rather a dynamic and participatory process facilitated by a professional moderator. Outside of the formal 3.5-hour meeting, MEPs will be invited to participate in self-organised events.
For more information: http://europeancommonsassembly.eu/