‘Social Commons’ is the result of discussions on transformative social protection, started with friends in the Philippines and South-East Asia. The ideas were further developed at the World Social Forum in Tunis in 2013. A first e-book was published, as ’work in progress’ in 2014. This new book, with a synthesis in Dutch, French and Spanish is thefinal result of these reflections. This initiative is closely linked to the global network ofGlobal Social Justice (www.globalsocialjustice.eu). A new debate should now begin on how to shape social policies in a transformative and participative way.