Founding Year: 2010



Commons Strategies Group (2010;

Is a partnership working on four continents aiming to “advance the commons as a paradigm in various settings” both theoretically and practically. This research driven collaboration strives to contribute to the growth of commoning projects worldwide with the help of its various partner organizations. In order to “consolidate and extend the many existing commons initiatives around the world”, CSG conducts and publishes research on contemporary commons development.



Leadership: Michel Buawens (Co-Founder), David Bollier (Co-Founder), Silke Helfrich (Co-Founder).

Commons Strategies Group contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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