People Powered Money is a forthcoming conference that we will be running at various locations around the world on financial systems that are currently operating, or in the process of being created that offer an alternative to mainstream economic thinking.
Drawing on the learnings of these pilots and the broader currency innovation movement, this book provides policymakers and practitioners alike with the information and advice to successfully implement a currency project in their communities. With the right knowledge and support, these can bring significant economic, social and environmental benefits to their users.
Often confined to the margins, community currencies have the potential to become a normal part of economic life. CCIA hopes this book will enable a new generation of community currencies and support their emergence into the mainstream.
People Powered Money is the result of a project running from 2012-2015, Community Currencies in Action (CCIA). Part-funded by the European Union’s Interreg project, CCIA is a transnational project in the community currency field, bringing together expert partners from across north-west Europe and co-ordinating six pilot currencies in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands and France.