After the global health crisis of VIDOC-19, what would be our greatest risk? The philosopher Hannah Arendt said, "A crisis only becomes catastrophic if we respond to it with preconceived ideas. Indeed, the risk would be to resume our lives on the same basis as before, or even worse, for lack of the means to think and act differently. Based on this hypothesis, the prospectivist and theorist of collaborative economy, Michel Bauwens, and Christine Marsan, psycho-sociologist, launch "conversations" in the form of video interviews to try to apprehend our near future, Thinking Tomorrow. Third guest, after Bernard Stiegler and Dominique Méda, Sandrino Graceffa, co-creator of SmartCoop.
Michel Bauwens (1) and Christine Marsan (2) propose to create a 360° panorama of the elements on which to focus our attention in order to apprehend our near and more distant future with new conceptual and pragmatic bases. To do so, they invite each week a major player in this transition to bring, according to his or her competence, expertise, keys to political and economic understanding (mainly questioned by Michel Bauwens), with the light of the human sciences (mainly solicited by Christine Marsan).
Purpose? To mobilize plural and complementary opinions to dare a rich, nourishing, contradictory vision offering listeners an independent opinion. In a chaotic global context, Penser Demain brings a stone to the awareness in order to facilitate individual and collective behavioural changes.
The stakes of the mutation of our civilization, before Covid-19 and since, have become crucial.
Appointment for a new interview this Thursday, June 11, 2020 of Thinking Tomorrow : Conversations between Michel Bauwens and Christine Marsan and their guest, Sandrino Graceffa, Social Scientist at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Economic Sociologyco-creator of SmartCoop, Consultant at ID.East.
New guest in this 3rd round of interviews: Sandrino Graceffa
Created in Belgium in 1998, Smart.coop is the emanation of self-employed workers from all walks of life who join together, through a cooperative society, to provide themselves with the means to develop, in complete autonomy, their own economic activities and to obtain socialized and taxed income.
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Smart is a "shared company" in the sense that it provides an original solution to its members to enable them to create their own salaried employment while benefiting from a range of shared services in many areas: legal, financial, administrative, training, economic support, shared workspaces. It means both pooling services and offers and developing an innovative business model based on cooperation, bringing together different professions, cooperative and mutual aid spaces.
It is also a different relationship to work, it is no longer a question of a contract of subordination or precariousness, but of creating individual and collective value, bringing stability and equivalence for all economic actors and limiting the precariousness of self-employed workers while encouraging entrepreneurial dynamism.
Sandrino Graceffa is one of the co-creators of Smart and architect of this new vision of creative, cooperative work, combining the security of social protection for employees with the preservation of the autonomy of the independent entrepreneur. With 20,000 cooperators and established in 9 European countries, Smart can be considered as a pioneer in the revolution of the work model and in the establishment of a mutualisation of risks for self-employed workers.
Part 1: Self-employment and mutual labour relations: the SMART project philosophy
Part Two: The Role of Self-Employed Workers in Ecological Transition?
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(1) Author of " Saving the world: towards a post-capitalist economy with peer-to-peer "(Editions LLL, 2015) and the "Manifesto for a truly collaborative economy: towards a society of commonalities "(Editions Charles Léopold Mayer, 2017).
(2) Christine Marsan is a psycho-sociologist, coach, consultant in the accompaniment of transformations and mutations and author of numerous books, such as "... the "Transformation and mutation" of the French society "... and "... the French language". Succeeding in change: How to get out of individual and collective blockages? "(Edition of Boeck, 2015); "Little exercise book to dare to change one's life "(Edition Jouvence, 2017)