On 5 and 6 October, academics, policymakers, and practitioners of transformative practices from across Europe will come together for the Transforming Ownership in Times of Overlapping Crisis conference. ERC projects CORPORATOCRACY (Rutger Claassen, Utrecht University) and N-EXTLAW (Marija Bartl, University of Amsterdam) organise this event to discuss some of the most pressing issues regarding the legal frameworks underpinning private property and corporate ownership structures.
Transformations of ownership structures
Against a backdrop of environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, rampant inequality, and exorbitant corporate profits, this conference explores the transformations in ownership structures necessary to foster sustainable economic practices and the transition towards the ‘next economy’. Specifically, it will look at the role of private legal frameworks in shaping economic practices and the potential role of steward ownership, public ownership, and worker participation in contributing to this transition as well as the political action required to realise this goal.
The conference will serve as a platform to connect people working across different but related fields, with the planned output including a whitepaper (drawn from the contributions of speakers and panellists) which will be offered to the European Commission.