On 12th November, the first day of the Sharing Cities Summit, is hold the City Government Encounter: an opportunity for city representatives from around the globe to discuss new policies and propose actions regarding platform economy. Where? In Disseny Hub (Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 38). 

50 cities are attending this encounter: Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Almere, Bethlehem, Bilbao, Bologna, Buenos Aires, Bordeaux, Bristol, Eindhoven, el Prat de Llobregat, Fez, Ghent, Gothenburg, Grenoble, The Hague, Kobe, La Coruña, Lisboa, Madrid, Malmö, Maribor, Melbourne, Milan, Montreal, Montreuil, New York City, Paris, Prague, Seoul, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Umeå, Valencia, Vienna, San Francisco, Stockholm, Muscat, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Compostela, Singapur, Montelíbano, Taipei, Reykjavik, Rijswijk and Vitoria – Gasteiz.

Cities representatives are due to explain their different approaches, sensitivities and priorities towards platform economy. Appart from debating about promoting platforms based on socially responsible models, the main objective of this encounter is to propose a common Declaration of Principles and Commitments for Sharing Cities. The cities which agree on the principles proposed in the Declaration, also agree on implementing a common negotiation framework.


Scroll down to download the presentations that have been used by the speakers, and don’t miss to check out the gallery in Summit in pictures. 


City Government Encounter Programme

8:30 – 9:00h Registration – Coffee
9:00 – 9:45h Institutional welcome & Day program review (Room: Auditori)

Introduction & Summit introduction:

Intitutional welcoming:

  • Gerardo Pisarello (Deputy Mayor, Barcelona City Council)
  • Pastora Martinez (Vicerector Open University of Catalonia)

Previous Summit’s representatives:

  • Udo Kock (Deputy Mayor, Amsterdam)
  • Sonam Velani (NYC, Mayor’s Office)

Expert keynote:

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9:45 – 10.30h  Showcase of cities linked to the principles of the Declaration (Room: Auditori)

Presentation of principles and cities relevant policies in the area.


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10:30 – 11:00h Coffee-break (Room: Foyer)
11:00 – 13:00h 8th principle: Cities collaboration in regulation and negotiation with companies (Room: Foyer)

11 – 11:45h Interventions:

  • Moderator: Klemens Himpele (Vienna, Director Economic Affairs, Labor and Statistics) Download the presentation
  • Albert Aries on behalf of Janet Sanz (Barcelona Fourth Deputy Mayor): State of the issue and Barcelona case
  • Udo Kock – Amsterdam Deputy Mayor – Amsterdam case Download the presentation
  • Tracey Cook – Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards – Toronto case Download the presentation

11:45 – 13h Working groups:

  1. EU lobby vacation rental (Room Foyer)
  2. Data sovereignty and citizens’ digital rights (Room Foyer)
  3. Labour platforms and impact on labour (Room Foyer)
  4. Criteria to differentiate platforms (Floor-1 Room A)
  5. Collaborative public services: Partnerships with platforms (Floor -1 Room B)
  6. Government structure and sharing/platform economy (connected to 9th principle), and other issues related to the Declaration not present at the other groups (Floor -1 Room C).
13:00 – 14:30h Lunch
14:30 – 17:00h 9th principle: Qualities of positive platforms, promotion programmes and labour (Room: Foyer)

14:30 – 15:15h Interventions:

15:15-16:30h Working groups:

  1. Entrepreneurship programs and Internationalization programs (such as company cross landing) (Room Foyer)
  2. City Challenges and innovative promotion policies (Room Foyer)
  3. Collaborative policy design and city labs (Floor -1 Room C)
  4. Social inclusion (Room Foyer)
  5. Platform cooperativism (CITIES program) (Floor -1 Room B)
  6. European Project (Floor -1 Room A).
  7. Negotiation standards and collaborations among cities in the global task force (connected to platform negotiation 8th principle) (Room Foyer).
17:00 – 18:00h Conclusions summary, task force and next steps (Room: Foyer)

Moderators: Alvaro Porro (Barcelona City Council) and Mayo Fuster (Dimmons, UOC)


  • Task force to sustain the Declaration
    • Follow up from working groups on negotiation with platforms
    • Follow up from working groups agreements promotions policies
  • Sharing Cities Alliance (Pieter van de Glind and Harmen van Sprang) Download the presentation
  • Next Summit
  • Following program of the Summit during the week
  • Poblenou’s SuperBlocks (Juan Pablo Naya, Barcelona City Council) Download the presentation
18-18:30h Walk & talk though Superblocks to MediaTic Building

Public event with ecosystem

18:00 – 21:00h Public event Collaborative policies for collaborative economy Procomuns meet up – MediaTIC(Roc Boronat, 117)