EUCITY: New policies and practices for European Sharing cities

Scientific Coordinator: Giorgia Pavani

Sub-Action: Jean Monnet Projects

Unibo structure involved: Department of Political and Social Sciences
Unibo Team:
 Chiara Alvisi; Daniele Donati; Stefania Profeti; Claudia Tubertini; Guido Smorto

Project Duration in months: 24
Start Date: 01/09/2017
End Date: 31/08/2019

Budget: 60.000,00 euro

The sharing economy phenomenon undermines certain governance models, the provision of services and the supply of goods on the market. Currently, not only local administrators and private operators of some market sectors, but also those citizens who want to take advantage of new services, have to act within a normative chaos. The studies related to this issue are purely theoretical and do not consider the complexity of this phenomenon. EuCity is proposed as an innovative project that combines the research and teaching experiences of its members and offers a new product with a clear idea: from the Academic world to Civil society. The main aim is to offer concrete support to the public administrator in the creation of new policies and regulatory measures within a new normative framework and to aid public officers to follow the good practices that will be developed during the lifetime of the project.

Other EuCity objectives are:

  • to contribute to the development of interdisciplinary studies on the consequences of the sharing economy at the local, national and European level.
  • to inform citizens of new forms of services, opportunities, and solidarity initiatives or other forms of contact between the market and the city.
  • to collaborate with the Representatives of consumer associations to understand their real needs when connecting with this new business model, and the effects of European law on protection of consumers, creating contacts between them and public administrators.

This proposal is also suitable for:

  • fostering the development of new teaching and research models.
  • debating activities on the role that the sharing economy can play in increasing the efficiency of the economic system and enhancing social welfare at a local level.
  • demonstrating evidence of academic added value.
  • promoting and increasing visibility of this European issue within the institution participating in the Jean Monnet Action and outside,  within the regional and municipal authorities.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union