"Sharing, Collaboration, Cooperation" Project with CoopEU
OSQuebec has a new project called "Sharing, Collaboration, Cooperation". The project is led by Cooperatives Europe and brings together a consortium of universities, coworking spaces and communities of innovation through Europe. Bringing OSQ as an additional international partner is intended to bring a wider perspective to the project as well as to create international collaboration.
The project's general objective is to "establish a strategic partnership between co-working spaces, innovation communities and educational institutions, aiming for the emergence of collaborative spaces for community-driven innovation, and anticipating the transition towards a digital society". OSQ's role in the project is:
- to coordinate a research on coworking spaces best practices and governance models, both in Europe and Quebec (in collaboration with EU partners for data collection)
- to do a literature review on the topic (in collaboration with universities)
- to write a report on coworking spaces best practices and governance models, with a focus on the potential and limits of the cooperative model. This report will then be integrated in an open interactive version on the main site.
You can learn more on the project in the attached documents below.
The project is planned to last 32 months starting October 2018. The project leads for the OSQ's portion of the project are Laurence Audette Lagueux and Chiara Lussier. Other contributors will be needed through the project but since it's only starting, the needs are not clearly defined yet. We'll keep the community posted.
The project will be a great opportunity to connect OSQ with the world and to nurture OS's network. It will also bring expertise on the topic as well as visibility. As for the financial aspect of it, this project will bring around 4000 Euros for OSQ and OSG.
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