Nicole Alix is chairwoman of ‘La Coop des Communs’. ‘La Coop des Communs’ raison d’être is to strengthen the dynamics of the commons through the experience of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the perspective of a renewed citizenship made all the more necessary by the ecological transition. It is a learning community through working groups, projects and action-research programs with practitioners and researchers (digital cooperative platforms, local service commons, agriculture and food, etc.). Plateformes en Communs is one of its main project since 2017.

At HEC Business School, Nicole, now retired, has been involved in SSE for 40 years. As former Director of Development at ‘Crédit Coopératif’, a French cooperative bank, she has also been involved in the non-profit welfare sector (DGA of UNIOPSS, an umbrella organization; CEO of the group of Isatis retirement homes) and participated in several European or international networks (Confrontations Europe, Rencontres du Mont Blanc, SSE Task Force in the United Nations). Besides, she is co-author of ‘Towards a Republic of commons?’ and a member of the French High Council for Associations.