Come and join us to discuss platform cooperatives in Catalonia and beyond. What if the next big thing in the digital economy was not a corporation but a cooperative?

In Catalonia, that is what is starting to happen. Catalonia is seeing a surge in platform cooperatives – businesses that are owned and operated by workers and users. Platform co-ops are becoming part of Catalonia's social economy by creating open platforms that serve the public good.

What are the challenges and  opportunities we face? How can we make the digital economy work for everyone? Could “Web3” technologies –crypto, DAOs, and blockchain– play a role in the development and transformation of cooperatives? This two-hour event on June 17th will feature local policymakers, scholars, activists, and technologists who are committed to using technology for social good.

The event is co-organized by Suara Cooperativa and the Platform Cooperativism Consortium (PCC). Whether you're a long-time platform co-op enthusiast or just “co-op curious,” this event is for you!

Among the co-op leaders, policymakers, scholars, and technologists present, we'll welcome Prof. Trebor Scholz, founding director of the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in New York City and research professor in residence at Mondragon University.

Join us!



Welcome by Laura Peracaula, Co-CEO of Suara Cooperativa

Dialogue, in connection with representatives of Spanish and international cooperativism. By:

  • Juan Antonio Pedreño, President of the Spanish employers association CEPES and president of the European confederation of employers Social Economy Europe.
  • Víctor Meseguer, Director of Social Economy Europe and member of the European Commission Expert Group on Social Economy and social enterprises.
  • Mayo Fuster Morell, Director of Dimmons research in collaborative economy at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Conference “New vision of the future of cooperativism”. By Trebor Scholz, Founding director of the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in New York City and research professor in residence at Mondragon University.

Roundtable “Could Platform Cooperatives Benefit Catalonia’s Social Economy?”.

  • Alberto Emparanza Sobejano, Collaborating Partner LKS Next Legal and Professor of Commercial Law (UPV/EHU)
  • Josep Vidal i Fàbrega, General Director of Social and Solidarity Economy, Third Sector and Cooperatives of the Government of Catalonia.
  • Àngels Cobo, Director of the Digital Transformation Office and of the 24/7 care transformation project at Suara cooperativa.
  • Vera Vidal, PhD candidate at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, where she works in platform cooperatives.

Experiences of platform cooperativism. With:

  • La Zona by Ferran Dalmau, IT Coordinator of Options and Project Manager of the marketplace.
  • Som Mobilitat by Lukas Reichel, CEO of The Mobility Factory SCE. 
  • Mensakas by Nuria Soto, digital media specialist and courier.
  • Katuma & Open Food Network by Eugeni Chafer, promoter of the Katuma cooperative.
  • Salus Coop by Javi Creus, founder of Ideas for Change.

Closing. By Enric Vinaixa i Bonet, Secretary of Labor in the Government of Catalonia..


In collaboration with


Supported by:
Generalitat de Catalunya - Departament d'Empresa i Treball

Economia SocialEmpresa i TreballMinisterio Trabajo y Economía Social