The complementary local currency is a currency that is created in a territory, in addition to the euro. It promotes the development of a local economy that is more respectful of people and their environment.
Indeed, this currency makes it possible to create social links and solidarity. She invites us to meet and thus locally to recreate the link. It is about envisioning better living together and collectively facing the challenges of tomorrow. So, very concretely, the development of a local currency serves several individual and collective interests.
The interests of a complementary local currency:
Relocating part of the economy helps limit capital flight. This helps preserve the richness of a territory. Develop and support projects of common interest. Promote economic solutions adapted to local needs. Create new jobs in Charente by creating synergy between local players. The goal is therefore to promote entrepreneurship in Charente.
Promote concrete action to face current ecological challenges. It is also to raise awareness of the environmental cost of our purchases. Promote short circuits and thus limit CO2 emissions without forgetting to consume sustainable and seasonal. In short, develop a circular, ethical, united economy in harmony with the environment.
Human wealth / social bond
Make people want to participate in local life. In fact, it is to develop global solidarity between the inhabitants of the territory. Offer the possibility of consuming local, in a short circuit. Discover, know, appreciate and promote the talents of Charente. And give visibility to the cultural richness of the Charente.
Understand how the current economic system is built. But also, to understand how the local currency can protect us from current currency fluctuations. It allows you to have a real alternative. It's about reclaiming the economy on a more human scale. And, raise awareness among citizens of the role they can play in controlling the economy at the local level. Ultimately it is to bring support between the different local actors.
"Faced with the desertification of small businesses, relocation, unemployment, or even the loss of social ties, money can be a means of reclaiming the economy and making it more human. Indeed, the local currency makes it possible to build and preserve the integrity of a territory and to open up to others by exchanging its wealth without putting oneself in danger. The goal is not to compete with the national currency but to create a complementary currency that can compensate for the deficiencies of the current monetary system, which has become uncontrollable, in these times of economic crises. Thus, once the currency is in place, individuals can buy vouchers in local currency (€ 1 = 1 unit of local currency). These vouchers are accepted by professional members. Euros converted into local currency constitute a guarantee fund placed in an ethical bank to support projects in line with the spirit of the charter. Thus, the local economy is boosted, social ties re-woven and the evolution of consciousness promoted. "