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.

News

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Wed, 09/10/2019 - 13:27

Participation. From 29 to 31 October, Fabra i Coats will present the first edition of DecidimFest.

Maker Faire Barcelona devotes its programme to the circular economy

Thu, 03/10/2019 - 12:12

Technology. Hundreds of local and international makers will be sharing their Society 4.0 projects at the Maker Faire on 5 and 6 October. This year's event is being held at Nau Bostik in Sant Andreu.

STEAM Barcelona reaches out to more than 25 educational centres this academic year

Tue, 01/10/2019 - 13:24

Technology and inclusion. STEAM Barcelona aims to foster scientific and technological vocations among children and young people, and is addressed at the entire educational community. 25 Barcelona educational centres are taking part...

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Barcelona appoints a new commissioner for Digital Innovation, e-Government and Good Governance

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 10:07

The new commissioner, Michael Donaldson Carbón, is part of the third Deputy Mayor’s Office for the 2030 Agenda, Digital Transformation, Sports and Territorial and Metropolitan Coordination, led by Laia Bonet.

Agenda

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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