The Cooperative Activity Group Transitant (transitioning) aims to contribute to the communification of the economy, culture and society, accompanying projects that explore their feasibility and consolidation. At the same time, it spreads the word and invites to the reflection on this economic model differentiated from the market model and the possibilities of transition from one to the other.
It has developed and tested the Model of the 5 pillars of sustainability of the commons (initiated from the Free Knowledge Institute, evolved with LabCoop and enriched with countless contributions) as a model for analysing existing projects, prototyping new projects, exploring the communification of projects or improving their sustainability. The model has community and resource sharing at its core and 2 intersecting axes: resource mobilisation and production on the one hand; knowledge sharing and governance on the other. In addition, it has devised and produced the card game on the economy of the commons.
The group performs facilitation, training, support, counselling, consulting, dynamisation, reflection, research, communication, awareness and dissemination about the commons economy and its hybridization with cooperativism, the social market and transforming economies.
GAC Transitant has been part of the technical team of Barcelona Activa’s La Comunificadora programme (first jointly with Platoniq and later with LabCoop), the Circle of incubation of the Cooperative Athenaeum Coopolis and is now a promoter partner at the Cooperative Athenaeum Barcelonès Nord.
We also offer workshops on open cooperativism, platform cooperativism, free licenses, free technologies, organic communication, participation tools and methodologies, among others. We participate in the postgraduate course on the Social Economy and Solidarity at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Have produced reports and didactic or informative materials about the Commons Economy, the Caring Economy and Platform Cooperativism.