GICC held a successful workshop in London that bought together a range of practitioners and academics from the field of complementary currencies from across Europe and beyond.
Here you can find outputs from the workshop, including a collection of project briefs from new and innovative projects from around the world, the biographies of all our participants. Our analysis of the workshop activities and findings and more to be added shortly.
The Grassroots Innovations: Complementary Currency project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust and led by Dr Gill Seyfang (ENV), is exploring the diffusion and replication of complementary currency systems. These are alternative forms of money, such as the Brixton Pound, green loyalty reward cards, or volunteering ‘time banks’. The workshop at the UEA London offices bought together representatives from a range of different currency schemes. Participants discussed initiatives that were being implemented in various European countries as well as South America and Asia. Senior Research Associate Noel Longhurst commented: