What Are Complementary Currencies?

Complementary Currencies are monetary networks that operate in complement to the national currency, and generally below the national level. Groups, neighbourhoods, communities, towns, cities, regions and provinces can design and implement their own complementary...
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Start Your Own Complementary Currency

The Complementary Currency Resource Center is the place to go for all the resources, information and support you need to design and implement your own complementary currency system.
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Complementary Currency Systems Worldwide

The CC Database, designed by the CC Resource Center, is your source for detailed information on Complementary Currency Systems worldwide.
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Complementary Currency Research Group

The CC Research Group was formed by Stephen DeMeulenaere in 2002 to bring students, academics, authors, researchers and others interested in a deeper understand into the philosphy, theory, design and analysis of complementary currency systems.
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“We need not petition Congress and we need not waste time to denounce bankers, for they can neither help nor hinder our natural right to extend credit to each other, and this is the perfect basis for a money system.” 

E.C. Riegel (1879-1953)

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What We Do

We’re an international, multi-lingual, cross-disciplinary network of mutually-supportive monetary activists, promoters, practitioners, coders, researchers and change makers.

We collaborate on the design, implementation, research, training and dissemination of best practices in complementary currency systems.

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Upcoming Events

10-14 May 2017
4th International Conference on Social & Complementary Currency Systems in Barcelona, Spain

12 December 2016
Money and Society Summit in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

6 October 2016
DigiPay 4 Growth Conference in Vienna, Austria.

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Latest News from the World of Complementary Currencies

EU Committee Releases Report on Regulating the Collaborative Economy

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Here’s How Fab Market is Creating a Sustainable Marketplace

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Why Women in Brazil Are Turning to the Solidarity Economy

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Podcast: How People Around the World Are Building a Solidarity Economy

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p id=m_3931371916448608143gmail-9e4e name=9e4eIn the face of social and ecological peril, there’s a movement that continues to build and resist. This podcast will take you into the heart of it./p
p name=9e4e id=9e4eI can’t accept the death of my imagination on a daily basis, Caroline Woolard told us when we visited her at her studio in Lower Manhattan. I’d rather have less money and work for something that I believe in. /p
p name=9e4e id=9e4eCaroline is an artist who co-creates projects and institutions for and within the solidarity economy. /p/div/div/div/div

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Liquidity Risk in Community Currency

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