A collective or alliance is a group of spaces in a geographically defined area working separately but together for a common purpose, goal or to solve a common objective.
The German Coworking Federation (GCF) is a very active coworking organization with several meetups during the year and one big conference primarily, but not only, for the German-speaking parts of Europe. As well organized Germans they tend to mostly show up a little too punctually to every event - during Coworking Europe’s parties or the latest panel discussions about the future of work. Their most prominent member is Deskmag’s Carsten and his world of coworking statistics that we all value deeply. If they could change their name, they might have chosen “defenders of the coworking values” and really mean that. They are German after all and will give it to you straight.