Tag Archives: E-Portmonnee

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 final evaluation: Money with a purpose

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Since the 2008 financial crisis, more people are exploring alternative approaches to economics and money. In this context, community currencies – new types of money designed by communities to meet their specific needs – are coming to the fore. Complementing rather than replacing conventional money, these community currencies all seek to address economic, social and   …Continue Reading


E-Portemonnee: interview with Leen Frensen, Sustainability Officer, Diepenbeek, Belgium

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The e-Portemonnee is an electronic reward system, giving people points in exchange for environmentally friendly behaviour which can then be spent on a range of sustainable products and service. To read more about the e-Portemonnee, click here. Leen Frensen, Sustainability Officer for Diepenbeek, talks about how the currency has incentivised environmentally sustainable behaviour: Solar panels   …Continue Reading


E-Portemonnee launch in Genk gains media attention

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CCIA pilot currency, the E-Portemonnee, recently launched in the Belgian city of Genk. It’s been getting plenty of media attention – see here and here (both in Flemish)


Event: Community Currencies as Policy Tools

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05 Nov 15:00 GMT – 05 Nov 16:00 GMT *** If you missed this event, you can still watch the various presentations by signing up for the  Disruptive Innovation Festival*** This session will take place as a live, online event using Cisco WebEx. To attend, visit this page at the scheduled date and time and join   …Continue Reading


Video: What is the E-Wallet?

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Great new video from our partner Limburg.net who are running the pilot currency E-Portemonnee or “E-Wallet” over in East Belgium.   Find out more about the scheme…


Event: Currencies say yes to recycling

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Event: 18th & 19th Sept 2014, Hasselt, Belgium Next month Belgian currency pilot E-Portmonnee will host our Nantais colleagues and representatives from 6 other European cities to discuss how currencies can be designed to facilitate better sustainable waste management systems. This meeting has been possible through CCIA linking up with the EcoWas project who are   …Continue Reading


Currency pilots share learning in Belgium

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Yesterday NEF and Spice joined our partner Limburg.net – the public waste disposal company serving 44 municipalities of the Flemish region of Belgium – to offer training on evaluation and community participation.   Community currencies: a tool for active participation Focussing on how to foster active and sustained participation from local community members, training in   …Continue Reading


Interviews from our conference in The Hague

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In June 2013 CCIA co-hosted the 2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency. Over the three days, our partners Qoin carried out interviews with representatives from a range of community currency schemes, as well as speaking with academics and other practictioners to document some of the ideas and case studies being showcased at the conference. 1.   …Continue Reading


Summer Foundation spotlight on E-Portmonnee

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Handy spotlight on our Belgian currency pilot E-Portmonnee.   Read the full article here.