Coworking Nativo

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Coworking Nativo

An event for the Portuguese coworking community to begin the process of building a Portuguese Coworking Assembly for the future.

When and where

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R. de José Falcão 199 199 Rua de José Falcão 4050-215 Porto Portugal

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About this event

About this event

An event about the people.

Not an event about the event.

Welcome to Coworking Nativo in Porto.

Location: Porto, Selina Coworking, R. de José Falcão 199

Dates: 7-8 October

Event Agenda

It is a two-day event

7th October: 11.00 – 18.00


11:30 – 12:00 INTRODUCTION

Introduction to COST Action CA 18214 ‘The geography of New Working Spaces and impact on the periphery CA18214’ - Ilaria Mariotti, Action Chair of the Cost Action 18214 “The Geography of New Working Spaces and the Impact on the Periphery” (2019-2023)

12:00-13:00 KEY LECTURES

An overview of the development and location of coworking spaces in Portugal - Elisabete Tomaz and Maria Gato (Associate Researchers at DIN MIA'CET-IUL)

Impact of the war on communitarian spaces in Ukraine - Vika Żurbas (Coworking Association Ukraine)

13:00-14:00 LUNCH

14:00-16:00 INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP ASSISTED PAPPUS AGENCY, led by Simone Franke (Founder & CEO, Pappus)

16:00 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:30-18:00 DISCUSSION, moderator: Bernie Mitchel (Value-driven Coworking Advocate | Blogger | Podcaster)


8th October: 12.00 – 15.00 STUDY TOUR

Study tour to selected new working spaces in Porto CBD.

Registration deadline 05 October 2022.

The national workshop aims to:

i) exchange knowledge about the growing phenomenon of New Working Spaces (NWS) (such as coworking, makerspaces, fablabs, hackerspaces, business laboratories, other collaborative and creative workspaces, libraries offering coworking and makerspaces and office sharing services),

ii) understand differences and similarities between city and peripheries, as well as the implications for urban and regional development and policy in Portugal, and

iii) to discuss and lay the foundations for a Portuguese Coworking Assembly for its future.

The workshop also aims to promote collaboration between national academics and other Portuguese actors, who are interested in this topic. It also aims to get to know each other better and establish a platform for collaboration and future projects. Both academic participants and stakeholders at the national, regional, and local level play a crucial role as experts and informants on the development of NWS in metropolitan areas, medium-sized small towns, and rural areas in Portugal.

The event is organized by the COST members in Portugal who are involved in COST Action CA18214 'The Geography of New Working Spaces and Impact on the Periphery' (2019-2023), funded by the European Union

The event is organized in collaboration with the European Coworking Assembly.

This event will be of interest to researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of:

Urban planning

Real-estate analysis

Economic geography

Social science

Policy and decision making


WG member of the CA 18214 Vika Zhurbas (President, Ukrainian Coworking Association),

Portuguese MC members of the COST ACTION CA 18214 Elisabete Tomaz (Associate Researcher at DIN MIA'CET-Iscte), and

WG member of the CA 18214 Marko Orel (Head of Center for Workplace Research)

Tickets, costs, travel and accommodation.

To secure your free place, you need to register.

We have limited places to keep the event small and connected.

You are responsible for your travel, meals and accommodation.

We are responsible for the event and the conversation!

Children are welcome to this event - please let us know their age when you register.

If you have never been to Porto, it is a beautiful city with fantastic food.