Platform cooperatives: Building good jobs and great places


   27 October 2023 | 16:00 - 17:15 CEST


Platform cooperatives have the potential to reshape the digital economy by putting power back into the hands of users, workers and local communities. By combining digital tools with shared ownership and democratic decision-making, they can foster better distribution of value among their members and users, provide better working conditions, and support local development. This cooperative model empowers individuals and communities to collaboratively build and benefit from the platforms they participate in, to shape a more equitable and inclusive digital ecosystem.

The webinar gathered policy makers, experts and practitioners to discuss how platform cooperatives open up new possibilities for local development and quality jobs, and to present new OECD work.


Setting the scene

  • Amal Chevreau, Policy Analyst, Local Employment, Skills and Social Innovation Division, OECD


  • Sarah de Heusch, Director, Social Economy Europe

Panel discussion

  • Paul Leinster, Councillor, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 
  • Morshed Mannan, Research Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • Coby Kalter, Executive Director, Department of Small Business Services, New York City, United States
  • Jimena Viornery, Instituto Nacional de la Economir Social, INAES, Mexico





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The OECD Global Action “Promoting Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems”, funded by the European Union’s Foreign Partnership Instrument, was launched in 2020 to support the development and internationalisation of the social and solidarity economy. The OECD Global Action focuses on two critical policy levers that can help unlock the potential of the SSE, namely legal frameworks and social impact measurement, while considering the entire policy ecosystem as a framework. It brings together over 130 partners from the 33 target countries (European Union countries, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Korea and the United States) and beyond 
These webinars are organised by the OECD Local Development Forum. The Local Development Forum is part of the OECD Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED) Programme. LEED was created in 1982, when OECD governments were struggling to provide solutions to the jobs crisis of the day and saw a need for an international forum to share innovative approaches to local job creation, social inclusion and economic development. Since then, it has continued to bring together policy makers and practitioners from around the world to identify, evaluate and disseminate promising approaches to local development.





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