CCIA final conference – review

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“We’ve been stuck on the carousel of our money system for three hundred years. It’s time to get off”. This was the major theme of Bernard Lietaer‘s keynote speech at CCIA’s final conference, held in Brussels on 19th May, 2015. Surveying the evolution of that system throughout human history, he argued that its major purpose has   …Continue Reading


CCIA Closing Conference: book a place for Brussels, 19th May

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As the CCIA project draws to a close, we will be hosting a major conference in Brussels on 19th May. Drawing on our research since 2011 and involving a range of international partners and experts, the conference will address the design, development and delivery of community currencies. We will also use the event to launch   …Continue Reading


Adventures in Community Currencies: CCIA and Brixton Pound hold event

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“Nobody can really say they’ve run a truly successful community currency. And none of us can really say that we know what we’re doing” – this was how Tom Shakhli, manager of the Brixton Pound, opened CCIA’s conference last Friday, 24th April. While this may seem a strange way to welcome fellow enthusiasts and prospective converts, Tom’s   …Continue Reading


SoNantes launch event

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  CCIA is delighted to announce that our partner currency, SoNantes, will launch on April 28th. To mark the occasion, Credit Municipal de Nantes, the operator of SoNantes, are hosting a conference. Speakers include Johanna Roland, Mayor of Nantes and President of the Nantes Metropole and Jacques Stern, Director of the Credit Municipal. Interviews with   …Continue Reading


London Borough of Lambeth CCIA Conference

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CCIA partners Lambeth Council and the Brixton Pound are hosting a conference on 24 April, 2015, at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton. Speaking about what the event will cover, Lambeth Council said: “Launched at Lambeth Town Hall in September 2009, the Brixton Pound has always been more than just a currency; we know that while   …Continue Reading


Christmas comes early to Brixton with Small Business Saturday

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  Last Saturday saw Brixton’s second Small Business Saturday – an annual event run by a grassroots campaign encouraging people to shop in local, small, independent businesses across the country.  Among the hundreds of shoppers, Paul Melbourne undoubtedly got the most bang for his Brixton bucks, having won B£250 for signing up the most people to the currency’s “pay-by-text”   …Continue Reading


CCIA Partner Spice wins Prestigious Award for Time Credits

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Absolutely fantastic news from CCIA partners Spice, who have just won the prestigious prize for “Contribution to the Sector” at the 3rd Sector Care Awards in London. By happy coincidence, this came on the same day that Spice released an independently conducted report into the impact of their Time Credit currency on individuals, communities and services.   …Continue Reading


Spice Evaluation Launch – write-up!

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Watch Mark Drakeford AM give his keynote speech at Spice’s “Change that is Meaningful” conference

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Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services in the Welsh Government, gave the keynote address at Spice’s “Change that is Meaningful” conference earlier this month. See what he had to say in the video below, and visit Spice’s Youtube channel for more videos.  


Miss Spice’s “Change that is Meaningful” Conference? Catch up with this video.

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If you couldn’t make it along to Spice’s “Change that is Meaningful” Conference in Cardiff earlier this month, not to worry. You can catch the highlights below. Check out Spice’s Youtube channel for more videos.