The purpose of the School of Commoning, as a Community Interest Company, is to benefit society, by enhancing individual and collective competences in the creation, protection, and governance of commons.
The Commons is at its best when autonomy and solidarity, creativity and community, are honoured, along with the deeply human urge to reach for improved lives lived in a just and caring world. It is why we believe, the Commons has the potential to reach the hearts and minds of millions in the years to come, just like the environmental movement did in the 80s.
We’re committed to turn that potential into reality. We contribute to that by enabling people, organisations and social systems to develop better practices for strengthening and governing the Commons, as an autonomous partner to the private and public sectors.
We support the international commons movement and people who want to learn about the Commons, with well-organized knowledge resources and educational programs. We partner and build synergy with other organisations that have the Commons at their heart, and "strengthen the linkages between commons practitioners, scholars, and activists, so that we can learn from each other and support each other’s work." (David Bollier).
We promote and support the collaboration of commons-related groups and organisations, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.
We do all that by 1. developing and delivering educational, media, networking, "serious game," and mobile apps projects that promote the Commons, and 2. inspire others to do the same.