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Encouraging activities in the sharing economy that will benefit innovation, social inclusiveness, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

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<http://www.slideshare.net/shareNL/amsterdam-actionplan-sharing-economy>

for our action plan

What is the goal of the project?

The College of Mayor and Alderpersons has adopted a proactive attitude towards the sharing economy. The College is committed to making the most of this new form of economy. This means encouraging activities in the sharing economy that will benefit innovation, social inclusiveness, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

This vision is translated in an actionplan sharing economy, with 5 main actions:

  1. Stimulating the sharing economy
  2. Leading by example
  3. A sharing economy for all Amsterdam citizens
  4. Rules and regulations
  5. Putting Amsterdam on the map as a Sharing City

What is the result of the project?

The College welcomes the disruptive nature of the sharing economy wherever this strengthens the city and can benefit its inhabitants. At the same time, the College is aware of excesses that can negatively impact the city, for example if they lead to an unequal playing field or a lack of social security. The College will intervene when unwelcome situations arise as a result of particular initiatives. This means that the approach to the sharing economy is not a matter of permitting or prohibiting aspects of it, but rather one of closely monitoring and actively responding to certain developments and of utilizing opportunities wherever these occur.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

The municipality of Amsterdam did, in response of a new trend and the emergence of sharing start ups.

What is the next step?

  • Starting a pilot sharing assets by the municipality
  • Follow up on the first sharing City2City round table meeting May 27th 2016 in Amsterdam: Continue sharing ideas, knowledge and best practices on how to implement sharing initiatives and disruptive innovators in your city. Leading to a second Sharing City2City Round Table meeting organized by New York.

What can other cities learn from your project?

Informing and participation of sharing economy businesses (start ups), city council members and experts to formulate a vision and action plan. Hopefully in a few months share our experiences on sharing our office spaces.


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