In the first of these posts on The Abduction of Europe encounter in madrid we outlined the rationale for the event and why we think it is necessary for social movements to be thinking and acting at the European level. In the second, we described one of the workshops we participated in, looking at financialization and debt. In this post we look at the second workshop we participated in: ‘Commonfare’. This was a term that was introduced by the organizers of the workshop. It provoked the question of how the ‘commons’ might become the basis for new forms of ‘welfare’ – literally ‘to go well’ – at a time when neither (financial) capitalism nor the state are capable of providing for the material well-being of people. The workshop was an interesting mix because it brought together concrete examples of new forms of commons production, particularly in the areas of housing and healthcare in Greece, Spain and Italy, and more theoretical and speculative questions around the relationship between the commons and the state/public.