Recent years have seen a boom in sharing economy, creating new opportunities for both consumers as well as entrepreneurs within the EU. Sharing concept made an important contribution to job creation and growth. It is estimated that in the EU in 2017 gross revenues of cooperation platforms and providers amounted to tens of billions of euros. Experts estimate cooperative economy could contribute 160 to 572 billion € to the EU economy. On the other hand, the sharing economy also has a significant impact on the quality of life, it provides an opportunity for additional earnings, a polygon for getting to know entrepreneurship and preparing for entry into the labor market.

The purpose of the workshop is to create business models with the help of Business Model Canvas, which would correspond to the EU and Slovenian legal framework. At the same time, through a bottom-up approach, new opportunities offered by the sharing economy will be sought and can have a positive impact on the quality of living of specific target groups. Here, as a starting point, we highlight the improvement of quality of life, the possibility of additional earnings and gaining experience to enter the world of entrepreneurship. Then, the round table will present the findings from the workshops, at the same time the guests of the round table will present the possible restrictions imposed by the current legislation and the possibilities of the future development of the sharing economy in the EU and Slovenia.


 Wednesday, 18th April 2018

12:30   Registration and welcome coffee

13:00   Workshop “Designing business models in the sharing economy”
Gregor Plantarič  | Zavod 14
Tomislav Jurman | Entrepreneur
Petra Weingerl | University of Maribor, Slovenia

14:30   Towards common findings

15:30 – 16:30   Lunch

16:30   Registration and welcome coffee for the round table

17:00   Welcome address
Aleksander Aristovnik | Director, Zavod 14
Aleš Cantarutti | State Secretary, Ministry for Economic Development and Technology

17:15   Presentation of publication “New Economic Models” and upcoming ELF project on
Erik Liss | ELF

17:20   Presentation of the findings of the workshop and upcoming publication “ Opportunities
and Challenges of the Sharing Economy”
Petra Weingerl | University of Maribor, Slovenia

17:30 -19:15 Panel session: “Challenges and limitations of the sharing economy
Matija Damjan | University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Petra Weingerl | University of Maribor, Slovenia
Łukasz Dąbroś| Nowoczesna, Poland
Jan Klesla | Institute for Politics and Society, Czech Republic
Pavel Peterka | CETA, Czech Republic
Eszter Nova | Financial Research Institute, Hungary

Moderator okrogle mize | Gregor Plantarič

19:15   Refreshments


Event moderated by: Živa Vadnov

The event is organized by