Sophie is co-founder and director of Commons Network. She is a political economist and philosopher with over 15 years of experience in civil society and as a social advocate. As a social advocate in policy she has worked at the European level, with international institutions as well as on the city level. She helped kick-start several civil society alliances around access to medicines, trade and R&D, both in Europe and Latin America.
With partners she developed the vision ’Shared Digital Europe’, a policy framework for a more just and democratic online space. Currently she is working developing the idea of public-civic digital spaces and the role of governments.
Ever the europhile, she co-edited the book 'Our Commons: Political Ideas for a New Europe' with Thomas de Groot. Currently based in her hometown Amsterdam, Sophie is actually a nomad and spent most of the last decade in the Berlin and the US.