The “Community Currencies in Action” project was a collaboration between English, French, Dutch and Belgian partner organizations between 2012 and 2015. Goals of CCIA The main aim was to promote different types of complementary currency and to bring together and expand the collective knowledge of participants, while making it accessible to others. One of its […]

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The Complementary Currencies Research Group is an academic network for researchers into complementary currencies and other sustainable exchange systems. The network sees itself as a platform for the exchange of information between academics, institutions and faculties, in order to shape research more directly, openly and collaboratively. The group was originally started by Stephen DeMeulenaere, founder […]

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The Dutch foundation STRO (Social Trade Organisation or Strohalm) was founded in 1970 by Henk van Arkel. Its original focus on environmental issues has shifted in the last twenty years ever more in the direction of activities in the area of alternative economics and particularly complementary currencies – always following the conviction that economic and […]

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The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is a British ‘think tank’, which promotes economic and ecological justice. NEF has been the UK’s leading research organisation for money, credit and complementary currencies since 1986. www.neweconomics.org

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  Ralf Becker, born 1966, is a graduate in Business Administration and Economic Science of Wilhelms University, Münster in Westfalen (1987-1993). He won a scholarship from the fund for gifted students of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to finance his studies. As co-founder of the debt forgiveness campaign erlassjahr.de and former advisor for the study “Sustainable […]

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The NuSpaarpas loyalty system for sustainable behaviour was a project that took place in the Netherlands between 2000 and 2002, in which people could collect ‘bonus points’ for activities benefiting the environment: sorting waste, shopping with 100 local shops or by buying environmentally-friendly or Fair Trade products. The project was a partnership between the Rotterdam […]

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Leander Bindewald gained a Diploma in Neurobiology (2007) and a Masters in Philosophy and Economics (2009) from the University of Freiburg and has since worked on the topic of currency diversity in various countries in Europe and North America. From 2012 to 2015 he was consultant on complementary currencies with the New Economics Foundation , […]

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Fairventure is „an initiative and a network for ‘cultural-creative’ people to come together undogmatically and learn about each other“. The goal of Fairventure is to create an overview of the commonalities between various disciplines and specialisms and make them visible. The idea of Fairventure was substantially inspired by the ideas of Paul Hawken, who described […]

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Heinz-Ulrich Eisner (born 1964) has had a varied career as an art therapist, a carpenter, a complementary therapist and Certified Rolfer®. He lives with his partner and son in an intentional community in Kassel, „Villa Locomuna” (www.villa-locomuna.de), which they helped co-found. He is currently a freelance body therapist and co-owner of the firm TrackCase. Since […]

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Dr. Eva-Maria Hubert is an economist who researches economic history, monetary theories, monetary policy and complementary currencies and economic forms. She is currently developing the ‘middle way’ for economy and society in the 21st century. She is married with two adult children. Publications: Sozialtechnik Geld und Währungsmorphologie, in: Zeitschrift für Sozialökonomie, 172, Februar 2012. Wirtschaften […]

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