Sophie Bloemen

Sophie Bloemen

Sophie Bloemen is co-director of Commons Network. She writes and speaks on the sharing of knowledge, the commons and new narratives for Europe.

Amsterdam/Berlin
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A Vision for a Shared Digital Europe

A Vision for a Shared Digital Europe

This document summarises the efforts undertaken by Kennisland, Centrum Cyfrowe and Commons Network to develop a new vision for digital policymaking in Europe[1]. To this end, we have created a new policy

Principle: Empower Public Institutions

Principle: Empower Public Institutions

Our public institutions are best placed to assure broad democratic civic participation on how our knowledge, science and culture are governed. They must be empowered to provide the public with online spaces that are protected from the surveillance practices of commercial platforms.

Principle: Decentralise infrastructure

Principle: Decentralise infrastructure

Decentralising our technological infrastructure is an approach that will increase Europe's technological sovereignty by reducing dependency on non-European technology providers. It is also a way to strengthen our democratic traditions and historic diversity.

Principle: Cultivate the Commons

Principle: Cultivate the Commons

By providing a networked public space, the Internet empowers people to engage in collaborative practices and knowledge sharing, thereby creating substantial economic value. And even more important, huge social value for all Europeans.