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No Commons No Future

Most definitions of commons derive from the classical commons theory, which sees commons as a social practice of governing a shared resource not by state or market, but by a community of users that self-governs the resource through the institutions it creates in a sustainable manner.

All around the world, throughout the history as well as today, there are numerous examples of commons models for managing lakes, forests, pastures, ports, buildings, parks, gardens, digital encyclopedias or computer programs. Initiatives that formed user communities ensure fair access to resources, collective control of resource management, and sustainable use of resources.


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European Youth FundationCouncil of Europe