Rec, Barcelona’s social currency

Description / Objectives

Economic resource to create a citizen exchange system that is complementary or equal to the euro.

This social currency acts as a complementary form of payment, but does not replace the national currency. It gives us the opportunity to measure the impact of consumption on the city. It is estimated that 5,000 people are now using one of the 70 social currencies in Spain.

In Barcelona, the recurs econòmic ciutadà (rec - citizens' economic resource) has been introduced into ten neighbourhoods around Besòs. Developed by the council, in collaboration with NOVACT (International Institute for Nonviolent Action), it is one of a variety of currencies known as social or local.

It aims to create a citizen exchange system that is complementary or equal to the euro, strengthening associative networks. Paying a businesses, charging a client, sending money to someone or checking transactions are just some of the things you can already do with recs.

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Agenda

I Convocatoria d'arts i tecnologia per a joves creadors 'La Roda'

When:
From 07/01/2020 to 24/01/2020
Where:
Punt Multimèdia de Sants - Montjuïc Casa del Mig
C Muntadas 1 (Sants-Montjuïc)
932914262

Trobada "Girls on protoboard: Noies & Tecnologia"

When:
From 10/01/2020 to 03/04/2020
Where:
Punt Multimèdia de Sants - Montjuïc Casa del Mig
C Muntadas 1 (Sants-Montjuïc)
932914262

Girls Power: Art i tecnologia

When:
13/12/2019
Where:
Biblioteca Nou Barris
Pl Major de Nou Barris 2 (Nou Barris)
932914850

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When:
13/12/2019
Where:
Biblioteca Nou Barris
Pl Major de Nou Barris 2 (Nou Barris)
932914850

Projecte Comunitari: Associació de Dones Ciberdona

When:
From 31/08/2016 to 31/12/2019
Where:
Casal de Barri Cardener
C Cardener 45 (Gràcia)
932 100 803
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