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The sharing economy, a.k.a. collaborative economy, is expected to see substantial growth in Europe the coming years; a much cited PwC study estimates that the value of sharing economy transactions in 2015, at 28 billion Euro, will increase to a potential value of 570 billion Euro in 2025. Nevertheless, important challenges remain on the road from the sharing economy as an emerging current phenomenon to sharing being established as a mainstream mode of… Read More

…The main objective of the HUMANE survey was to engage practitioners, such as policy makers, domain professionals, user groups, IT experts and researchers in the development of the roadmaps in the domains of sharing economy, eHealth and citizen participation, to collect their feedback and input, as well as to validate or challenge the work that has done for the HUMANE roadmaps so far… In the course of the HUMANE project we examine… Read More

Image based on artwork from MaxPixel (CC0 Public Domain) The sharing economy has seen much interest as an alternative to traditional models for ownership and consumption of products and services. From the perspective of HUMANE, the sharing economy is of particular interest as a phenomenon enabled by networking of humans and intelligent digital machines. Botsman defines sharing economy as an economic system based on sharing underused assets or services, for free or for… Read More

The HUMANE project is building roadmaps that can help guide future policies in specific social domains such as Sharing Economy, eHealth, and Citizens’ Participation. The HUMANE roadmaps act as a reference on which a collaborative effort for a complex task, such as the one needed for finding and implementing efficient policies for Human-Machine Networks (HMNs), can be based on. It helps all the involved parties recognize the goals and the steps needed for… Read More