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


People Powered Money: everything you need to know to set up a community currency

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  As CCIA draws to a close, we release a how-to guide on creating your own community currency. Covering everything from currency design to project management, People Powered Money is available for free download from the New Economics Foundation website.    As the conventional monetary system foundered following the financial crisis in 2008, interest in new types of   …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


Community Currency Implementation Framework

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This Community Currency Implementation Framework (previously reffered to as “Community Currency Design Framework”) is a process guide to setting up, operating and improving community currencies, representing the combined experience of Qoin, Spice and nef. This framework is also the basis to our hand book “People Powered Money – designing, developing and delivering community currencies” a   …Continue Reading


Toolkit: ICT platform for community currencies

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Within the CCIA project, Qoin was responsible for developing the next generation of community currency software: QoinWare. The focus of this project was on creating an optimal user experience, using both web and smartphone interfaces. QoinWare is currently used by the CCIA pilot currencies TradeQoin, SoNantes and Brixton Pound. The QoinWare packages as used for TradeQoin and   …Continue Reading


CCIA partner Spice teams up with Wales Millenium Centre

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On Wednesday 26th April, CCIA partner Spice launched a collaboration with Wales Millenium Centre by taking 260 school children to see a stage production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.  Cantonian School (in Fairwater), Woodlands High School (in Ely) and Hawthorn High School (in Pontypridd), as well as 80 community members from Llanelli,   …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


CCIA interim evaluation report

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One of the objectives of CCIA is to develop the community currency field into a more systemic discipline. In order to do this, we need to address the relative lack of proper evaluation of community currency projects. This interim report presents some preliminary findings from our six pilot currencies across for main areas: – democratising   …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