The Procomum Institute (IP) is a non-profit organization whose mission consists of working towards recognizing, empowering and protecting common goods, as well as creating community networking and preventing enclosure acts carried out by private and/or public sectors.

When talking about the commons, we refer to the communities that are self-governed, managing and enjoying collectively their natural goods (water, land, forests, air), intellectual goods (knowledge, language, popular culture), urban streets, public squares and parks), rural (grasslands, farms and villages) or digital (internet).
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More about the Procomum Institute

The organization encourages the interaction between people and the promotion of experiences to strengthen democracy, create a more solidary society and build a new model of existence based on Common Wealth thus creating alternative political and economic solutions to the current predatory model.

The Institute began its activities in 2015, as an organizational experiment committed to create new models of community and network management and aspiring to become a 21st century institution. Its associates are women and men who, in the last decades, have dedicated themselves to the commons cause (experienced professionals in organizations from the public, private and non-governmental sectors, always eyeing to promote equality, freedom and the role of civil society).

The IP is currently part of a network of people, initiatives and infrastructures that call themselves “communers”. These are people from different parts of the world who seek for alternative ways to live and produce thus developing an promising and nomadic citizenship, based on local action and international vision (translocal).

IP’s practice is based on processes of caring for people and for the planet, sharing knowledge, promoting collaborative cultural and political efforts, respecting individuality, valuing different ways of being and feeling, and constant work towards racial and gender equality.

Working Areas

The IP promotes the Commons in 5 different areas (procomún in Spanish or comuns, in Portuguese):

Thematic areas of action:

  • art, culture and knowledge

  • socio-ecological systems

  • right to the city

  • democracy

  • new economies

Cross-cutting areas:

  • science and citizen innovation

  • care

  • gender and race

  • free technologies

  • translocalism