During the ECON Commission meeting of 20 June 2016, Benedetta Brighenti was appointed rapporteur for a new opinion on the sharing/collaborative economy. Specifically dealing with the EC Communication "A European agenda for the collaborative economy". (COM(2016 356 final).
On 2 June 2016 the European Commission presented a Communication entitled "A European agenda for the collaborative economy". The document aims to provide (non-legally binding) guidance on how existing EU law – such as the Services Directive or E-commerce Directive – applies to collaborative economy business models.
At the invitation of MEP Nicola Danti, the CoR rapporteur Benedetta Brighenti took part in a debate entitled "how to regulate the sharing economy: a common EU approach and/or different measures at national level?" organised in the European Parliament.
Benedetta Brighenti took part in the OuiShare Fest 2016 on 18 May in Paris, specifically in a debate on "Policy, The Platform & The City"
The rapporteur, Benedetta Brighenti, took part in a ProComuns conference in Barcelona on "Commons Collaborative Economies: Policies, Technologies and City for an economy of the people", specifically in the first plenary on Public Policies for commons collaborative economy.
The rapporteur took part in a seminar organized by the city of Turin on the Sharing economy and models of governance.
Spanish daily El Mundo published an article on the CoR opinion on the sharing economy entitled: "Espaldarazo europeo a la economía colaborativa".
The Modena television channel TRC published an article and video interview with Benedetta Brighenti following the adoption of her opinion by the CoR Plenary.
Interview of Benedetta Brighenti after the adoption of her opinion in the CoR Plenary
Benedetta Brighenti's opinion was adopted by the Plenary of the Committee of the Regions.The final text of the adopted opinion is available here.
The rapporteur, Benedetta Brighenti, took part in the Ideas Forum conference on "A progressive vision for the sharing economy", jointly organised by the Institut Émile Vandervelde (IEV), the Socialist Party (Belgium) and the PES Group in the Committee of the Regions.
During SHARITALY in Milan, Benedetta Brighenti took part in the round table on "Piattaforme della Sharing Economy. Proposte per il legislatore italiano".More information and the round table report are available here.
During SHARITALY in Milan the opinion "The Local And Regional Dimension of the Sharing Economy " was presented during a panel titled "Sharing vs pooling: politiche europee per la città collaborativa". A discussion with the participants and with international experts gave the rapporteur some input for her final work on the opinion ahead of its adoption at the CoR Plenary Session of 3-4 December 2015.
The rapporteur, Benedetta Brighenti, took part in the SmartCity Exhibition (SCE2015) Lab on "The platforms of the sharing economy: shared and collaborative cities"
The rapporteur took part in the Smart Cities for a Better World event, in Rome, on the theme "Cities that take initiative, cooperate, share and collaborate. A possible direction for Smart Cities?"
The rapporteur Benedetta Brighenti presented the role of the Committee of the Regions and her opinion on the sharing economy during the ANCI Training Camp event Governi Locali e Politiche Europee in Naples.
The ECON commission discussed and adopted the rapporteur's draft opinion. The text as adopted in ECON is available here, and will be on the agenda of the CoR Plenary Session in December 2015.
The rapporteur participated in the Smart Countries and Cities Congress (S3C) in Paris.
The ECON commission held a first exchange of views on the topic of the opinion, on the basis of the rapporteur's working document.
The rapporteur participated in the Agenzia di Ricerche e Legislazione (AREL) debate in Rome, on the sharing economy.
Ms. Benedetta Brighenti (IT/PES), was appointed rapporteur for the opinion on "The Local And Regional Dimension Of The Sharing Economy "