From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy (in short Sharing and Caring) is a COST action funded by the COST Association . COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework. Its mission is to enable break-through scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities.
The Sharing and Caring COST action was initiated and is currently chaired by Dr. Gabriela Avram, and the University of Limerick is the action’s Grant Holder institution.
The main objective of this action is 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 social and technological implications of the collaborative economy through a practice-focused approach.
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 specific aims of the action are:
The action will produce online resources including publications offering a comprehensive view of the current European collaborative economy and socio-technical and policy recommendations for the future.
You can visit the SharingAndCaring action page on the cost.eu website, download our factsheet and read our Memorandum of Understanding(MoU), and also check the list of participating countries and the list of Management Committee members and substitutes. The action’s official website is at sharingandcaring.eu .
Duration: 24 March 2017- 23 March 2021
Website: Sharing and Caring
Main contact in IDC:
List of IDC-based members: