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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


New community currency for France: SoNantes launches

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On Tuesday, 28th April, 2o15, a new community currency was born, as CCIA pilot currency SoNantes announced its official launch. Speakers at the event included Johanna Roland, Mayor of Nantes and President of Nantes Metropole, Jacques Stern, Director of the Credit Municipal de Nantes and Philippe Magnen, Vice President of the Network for Regional Solidarity Economy   …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


SoNantes causes a stir

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The conference announcing the launch of CCIA partner currency, SoNantes, gained lots of media attention. CNBC were one of several outlets to pick up on the story: read it here.


SoNantes Announces Launch

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  The SoNantes community currency for the French city of Nantes will be launched in the spring of this year. The launch follows the completion of consultations with the Banque de France in December, 2014. The currency, which will run alongside the euro, is open to both businesses and the general public. It is a result   …Continue Reading


SoNantes Conference: “a community currency to boost the local economy”

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To celebrate the upcoming launch of their currency, the SoNantes, CCIA partners Credit Municipal de Nantes held a transnational conference in Brussels on Monday, 23rd February. The event was attended by Pascal Bolo, the first deputy mayor of Nantes, the vice president of Nantes metropole and the vice president and CEO of Credit Municipal de Nantes,   …Continue Reading


CCIA Partner SoNantes Announces Launch Date of Currency

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Following the successful completion of consultations with the Banque de France, CCIA is delighted to announce that our partner currency, SoNantes, will launch in the spring of 2015. Inspired by the Swiss WIR Bank, SoNantes will provide local businesses with a mutual credit system, allowing them to exchange goods and services without diminishing their reserves   …Continue Reading


SoNantes featured in French Gazette

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SoNantes and other local money systems featured in the French regional newspaper La Gazette des Communes this month. View article:


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