On 9 December, the Future of Citizen-based Initiatives (FOCI) hub and Institutions for Collective Action research team organised the 2019 Young Scholars Workshop on Platformcoops. Fourteen participants, including six PhDs, spent a full day discussing these new types of platforms that are owned and governed by its users instead of external investors.
Overall the workshop showed a lot of diversity in topics and academic disciplines, while also sharing a connecting framework that may best be labelled as ‘institutional’. This allowed the participants to exchange valuable comments and insights. It also links very well with the strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies of Utrecht University and underscores its importance for studying platform cooperativism.