The Global Remunicipalisation Project

Over the next few years, The Democracy Collaborative will serve as a US hub for a global project on re-municipalization. The project, hosted at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, aims to explore the potential of, and growing movement for, returning services and utilities that have been privatized to public ownership. An important element of the project is a survey to better understand past and present efforts around re-municipalization. If you have been involved in such a campaign, we invite you to take the survey, which is available in multiple languages. Read more about the project below:


The Global Remunicipalisation project is a new, EU-funded research project at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK, which aims to explore the potential of public ownership and more specifically the process of remunicipalisation to challenge neoliberalism. Remunicipalisation describes the return of privatised assets such as public services and utilities to public control, which has become a global phenomenon in recent years. The purpose of the research is to better understand the motivations, opportunities and challenges faced by the remunicipalisation process.

If you have been involved in remunicipalisation processes in any way (as activists, government or private sector actors, workers, unions, NGOs, community groups, etc) please consider taking part and sharing your experiences. Please feel free to also distribute the survey through your networks to other relevant actors.

The survey can be accessed in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Swedish. 


Participation is voluntary and participants are free to withdraw at any time. The supplied information will be treated as confidential and kept in secure storage in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations.  Participants can request to receive a written summary of our results or final outputs (e.g. journal articles) at any time. Please contact <> if you have any questions.