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Opinion of the European Committee of the Regions – The Local and Regional Dimension of the Sharing Economy

In its opinion about « The Local and Regional Dimension of the Sharing Economy » 3-4 december, the European Committee of the Regions notes that the European Commission uses the term « collaborative economy » rather than « sharing economy » and has made a first effort in its recent Communication on « Upgrading the Single Market » to define the concept. In the view of the CoR however, the proposed definition focuses on the commercial and consumer aspects of the sharing (or collaborative) economy while leaving aside the non-commercial and commons-based approaches. Calls therefore on the European Commission to further analyse and later define the different forms of the sharing economy; Read more.

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