The Commons, European Heritage of the Local Collective Action
A major recent transition of Western society we face is characterised by denying the existence of common values, in favour of immanence of narcissism and self-realization. Commons represent not only one of bottom up evolved historical institutions all over Europe, to which a role of institutional infrastructure for socio-political change is attributed, but also a living practice of common values. A brief overview on the European situation evidence is presented with the accent on Slovenia. The future of commons is seen in promotion and support of the local critical reflexive dialogue in the frame of (intentional) learning. As environmental change (e.g. in terms of climate changes) and society change (e.g. in terms of migrations) are not ‘linear process of predictable causality but a complex of choices in the life-long learning’, their practices all over Europe inspire further functioning, innovative responses and transmission of their tradition into the future.