About us

OuiShare is a global community and think and do-tank. Our mission is to build and nurture a collaborative society by connecting people, organizations and ideas around fairness, openness and trust.

We believe that economic, political and social systems based on these values can solve many of the complex challenges the world faces, and enable everyone to access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

OuiShare activities consist of building community, producing knowledge and incubating projects around the topics of communities and the collaborative economy, as well as offering support to individuals and organizations through professional services and education.

Started in January 2012 in Paris, OuiShare is now an international leader in the collaborative economy field. A non-profit organization which has rapidly evolved from a handful of enthusiasts to a global movement in dozens of countries in Europe, Latin and North America and the Middle East, our network of expert Connectors engage hundreds of members and contributors worldwide.

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Our Values

Our Story

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Community Building

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We connect the collaborative economy ecosystem by organizing a wide range of events, fostering online conversations and building meaningful relationships between entrepreneurs and social innovators, non-profit and business leaders, grassroots activists and public officials, researchers and designers, and more.

These activities include

Project incubator

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Many of our members work on projects and tools under the OuiShare umbrella. Examples include:

  • OuiShare Magazine, our multilingual online magazine launched in July 2012
  • OuiShare Fest, an annual collaborative economy festival co-created with the community
  • OuiShare Jobs, a collaborative economy job board
  • OuiShare Labs, a tech community lab to develop open source tools
  • Ouikit, an experiment to develop resource sharing systems within the OuiShare community and with other organizations

We also provide an "Empowered by OuiShare" framework for community members who would like to develop their own projects within the OuiShare ecosystem.

As of today, projects "Empowered By OuiShare" include:

Knowledge production

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We aim to create open and shared knowledge on a wide range of topics related to the collaborative economy. These topics include industry and system analysis, economic models, social behaviors or public policy frameworks.

We do this through a number of channels:


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A number of OuiShare members freelance as consultants in their countries and areas of expertise. To be able to share this knowledge and experience with people and organizations seeking to move the collaborative economy forward, we have launched the the "Empowered by OuiShare" framework, which will enable members of OuiShare to provide a variety of professional services (such as consulting and education) individually and collectively.

Learn more about our services

Global Partners


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