Die Tagung, organisiert vom Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik, soll Entscheidungsträger*innen in Politik, Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft zusammen bringen, um das Thema einer nächsten Finanzkrise in den Vordergrund zu rücken und so neue Impulse für eine zukunftsweisende Debatte zu geben. Dabei sollen keineswegs pessimistische Katastrophenszenarien heraufbeschworen, sondern die große Vielfalt an politischen Handlungsoptionen und visionären Reformmöglichkeiten aufgezeigt werden. Im Dialog mit verschiedensten Stakeholdern soll diskutiert werden, welche geld- und finanzpolitischen Reformen und Weichenstellungen nötig sind, um den multiplen Herausforderungen einer komplexen Welt zu begegnen und ein nachhaltiges, gerechtes und stabiles Geld- und Finanzsystem aufzubauen.

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With the involvement of esteemed economists, the conference intends to cast light on the inherent shortcomings of the current monetary system and examine how monetary reforms and new forms of money can support a more stable and just economy. Pros and cons of sovereign and private currencies will be presented and it willbe discussed whether the right to create money should be restricted to a public institution or whether money creation should be privatized. In this context, the conference will further assess the potential of new emerging digital money, namely Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) and cryptocurrencies.

A preliminary flyer of the conference can be downloaded here.

More information about the organiser Positiva Pengar and the registration page for the conference (when ready) can be found on their website.

For more than two decades now, various forms of complementary currencies emerged all over the world, aiming at “taking back local economies” (North 2014). CCs are commonly understood as media of exchange (Hallsmith/Lietaer 2011) or accounting systems (Fare/Ould- Ahmed 2017) that are used within a particular group of users. Responding to broader debates on our current monetary system, they exemplify how civil society actors offer various attempts from the local to the global level to reconstruct money in order to make it a tool for economic, social, political and/or ecological purposes. In most cases, they tend to be, however, rather small and short-termed.

This panel addresses complementary currency schemes as actors of economic and social change. It particularly aims to identify factors that influence the success and longevity of such schemes. A comparative discussion of different forms and types shall help to explore what internal and external conditions seem to facilitate or hamper success. Related issues might also be discussed, such as the underlying ethics, the modes of economic exchange within the circuits, their contribution to sustainable development and/or resilience.

More information and contact on the organiser website: www.ramics.org