The Rural Commons Assembly took place at diﬀerent venues in Innsbruck and Wattens, Tyrol, Austria. Over the course of four days, the Austrian initiatives participating in the assembly opened their spaces to their guests from abroad. The program consisted of workshops, presentations, discussions, guided tours and convivial activities in private and was complemented by one public forum.
Starting with a dinner on Thursday evening, participants spent Friday working together in Innsbruck before moving to Wattens for workshops and the forum on Saturday. The assembly was concluded with a ﬁnal reﬂection and outlook session on Sunday. The development of the program had been informed by the needs of the participants as determined during individual conversations prior to the assembly. It featured both theoretical and embodied ways of working and made use of alternative educational formats to keep a stimulating mix between intellectual and other sensual dimensions of being with each other. The aim of the program was to facilitate ﬁrst encounters between all participants, share existing practices and explore possible frameworks for trans-alpine cooperation around processes of commoning.