Vera Vidal is in charge of the intermediation between practitioners and researchers at La Coop des Communs, a French non-profit facilitating knowledge and building alliances between the commons and the Social and Solidarity economy. She coordinates its working group “Plateformes en Communs”, where she organized the 3rd Forum on platform cooperatives. Trained in sociology and management, she has been conducting research on platform cooperatives as a PhD candidate at the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona and as a 2021 fellow at the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy at The New School, NYC.