Following three events concerned with common goods and resources, the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) published an introduction to key concepts that we often refer to when we discuss the Commons.
The publication was developed through a collaborative approach with contributions from participants in the trainings. The content was collected through an exercise named ‘the dictionary of commons’. This enabled them to consider and draft questions, answers and ideas that we work with when we think of commons governance. At the end of 2018, FYEG’s working group, together with staff and other members worked on completing the document, which was finally published in 2019.
‘For the Common Good’ explores a series of topics anyone interested in the commons might need to know. It includes defining terms, theoretical developments and issues of sustainability. In short, is a brief overview that seeks to motivate young people to consider what our current societies could look like if we chose to give local communities more power over decision-making in aspects that affect them or all of us.
The entire publication is available here.