The Collaborative Economy Symposium at SHU – Nov 19 2018


=== Call for Participation: The Collaborative Economy Symposium at SHU ===
Date: 19th November 2018 (09AM-05PM)
Venue: The Hubs, Sheffield Hallam University Students Union, Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2QQ
Registration: free but limited places are on offer! (Registration link is below)

The terms “Sharing Economy” or “Collaborative Economy” have been commonly used in recent years to refer to a proliferation of initiatives, business models and forms of work. The COST Action “Sharing and Caring” ( ) (2017-2021) is working to develop a European network of actors (including scholars, practitioners, communities and policy makers) focusing on the development of collaborative economy models and platforms and on its implications on society and technology.
The COST Action provides opportunities for working and collaboration on this topic across 31 countries.
This one-day Symposium will bring together interested participants to hear about current research on the topic of the collaborative economy and its implications and to discuss possible joint initiatives and projects. Presentations will take place in the morning and discussions in small thematic groups will follow in the afternoon.

The event will feature two invited keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Gabriela Avram (University of Limerick, Ireland), Chair of the “Sharing And Caring” COST Action (full info)
  • Dr. Clara Crivellaro (Newcastle University), Principal Investigator of the EPSRC Network+ Social Justice Through the Digital Economy (full info)

The workshop will be chaired by Prof Luigina Ciolfi (SHU), UK representative on the Action’s Management Committee and Chair for Short-Term Scientific Missions.

Draft Programme:
09:00 Registration and Welcome by Prof Luigina Ciolfi (SHU)
09:30 Keynote Presentation: Dr Gabriela Avram (University of Limerick, Ireland)
10:00 Break
10:30 Keynote Presentation: Dr Clara Crivellaro (Newcastle University, UK)
11:00 Short presentations on current SHU research on community heritage, health and wellbeing, social enterprise, and co-working.
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Small Group Discussions
15:00 Break
15:30 Small Group Discussions continue
16:30 Final plenary discussion and closing

Registration and Venue:
Participation is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The venue (The Hubs, Sheffield Hallam University Students Union) is part of SHU’s City Campus, close to Sheffield train station and city centre car parks.
There are limited places available.

To secure your place, you must register on Eventbrite via the link below, using the password “Sharing”:

Please note that registration will close on the 12th of November.
For practical info please contact Kate Philp (

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