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BEES is Brussels’ ecological, economical and social cooperative. Their citizen initiative aims to create an alternative to the classic mass distribution. By offering quality products, at prices accessible to all, good for the family and the planet.

Komunigi is our opportunity to share our problems, learnings, and processes, and to mutualise the solutions we develop in order to benefit the largest group possible, making the best use of our available resources. Komunigi allows us to evolve together and to grow more resilient.”

Bloum is a citizen’s initiative led by local residents. It was created to promote an alternative model of consumption and financing of economic activity. Bloum is also an organic grocery store that offers sustainable products: bulk, local, ethical and accessible to a greater number of people.

Komunigi is an opportunity to : Build a community that addresses, together, the use and evolution of a common tool. Participate in a network of cooperative stores that share our daily life to exchange our experiences, problems and solutions. Mutualise developments. Welcome and support the projects that need it”.

Bab’l Market is a non-profit store, managed by its members, offering a wide range of quality products. It is a place designed to encourage exchanges, strengthen social ties and raise awareness of current food issues.

Coopéco is a participative and cooperative supermarket located in Charleroi offering everyone access to quality food at affordable prices with an approach that respects the environment and people.

La Fève is a self-managed supermarket based in Geneva, run by its members, customers and farmers. Their objective is to reconnect consumers, producers and processors so that consumers are no longer trapped between misleading advertising and the consequences of an increasingly fatty, sweet and salty diet.

“Intercooperation means sharing our common values, our specificities, our experiences, our successes, our questions, our difficulties and certain costs for the benefit of each and everyone.”

Le nid is a participative grocery store located in the heart of Geneva. In the grocery store, the customers are the cooperators, there are no cashiers or restockers. Together, they live to support the social economy, create social links, promote egalitarian social relations and preserve the environment. The grocery store relies on the collaboration of all its members for its management and organisation.

Komunigi  is an opportunity to : “Share our experiences, our expertise, our needs, our successes and failures. To ensure that our cooperative and participatory projects are equipped with the tools they deserve, so that they are as efficient and impactful as possible. Doing better together: building a Common!”

At Foodhub you get good quality food at a reasonable price: chiefly organic, seasonal and regional. Foodhub provides an assortment of regional foods of the best quality at fair prices. This is complemented by sustainable products, depending on the desires and needs of each. The manufacturers are known, and they are part of their community and are paid fairly for their products. The price is transparent, understood and visible by all.


Komunigi is an opportunity to exchange on the use of digital tools by the Coop, share good practices and lessons learned, and mutualise the development of these tools.” 

Oufticoop is a cooperative and participative store located in Liège for and by citizens that offers quality food and non-food products accessible to all.

“More than the mutualisation of developments, I hope that Komunigi will allow us to share our experiences to better define and optimise in our own contexts the processes to be supported by the software application.”

Oufticoop is a cooperative and participative store located in Liège for and by citizens that offers quality food and non-food products accessible to all.

“More than the mutualisation of developments, I hope that Komunigi will allow us to share our experiences to better define and optimise in our own contexts the processes to be supported by the software application.”

Vervîcoop is a cooperative supermarket of Verviers, created so that every citizen has access to responsible, local and sustainable food.

Komunigi is the opportunity to: “Work in collective intelligence: sharing the experiences of each cooperative in order to make ours evolve, to solve the problems encountered, and to mutualise the costs.”


Coop IT Easy is a cooperative that provides social economy actors with computerised and open source management tools so that they can focus on their core activities and increase their social impact on society.

Coop IT Easy is the originator of the Komunigi project. They are in charge of the general coordination of the project and the connection of all the stakeholders.

Coopdevs is a cooperative that aims to promote the social economy through technological inter-cooperation. Thus, they accompany cooperative supermarkets in Spain in the region of Barcelona.

Within the Komunigi project, the Coopdevs team is one of the first “external” contributors to the shared code, since they are the ones implementing our common solution.

Collectiv-a is a collective that accompanies organisations, mainly from the non-profit sector, in their collective practices (shared governance, self-management, cooperation, etc.).

Collectiv-a accompanies communities of users and developers to build the governance of the Komunigi project.

LemonSide is a communication and development cooperative, whose mission is to help non-profit organisations, cooperatives and social economy enterprises to grow and project a sincere and coherent image to their public, in order to increase their viability and visibility. 

LemonSide is responsible for all communication around the Komunigi project.

Some researchers use Komunigi as a case study. The researchers are:

  • Robert VISEUR is Head of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department at the Warocqué Faculty of Economics and Management (FWEG). As Associate Professor, he teaches information systems management and innovation management. His research interests include open source business models, governance of open source projects and open source spin-offs (open data, open hardware…).
  • Amel Charleux is a lecturer at the University of Montpellier (France). Her research work focuses on the open source strategies of organisations. She is particularly interested in competitive relationships in open source communities, power balances, and value creation mechanisms through the study of business models.
  • Nicolas Jullien is Professor of Economics at the LUSSI-iSchool of the IMT Atlantique engineering school in Brest (France). His main research is in the field of innovation management and management of (virtual) organisations, and in what is nowadays called “open innovation”. She is interested in the interactions between market institutions and non-market and open collective production (such as free software, Wikipedia): how these industries are impacted in their organisation by these collective productions, both on economic models and on work organisation.
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