16 — 23 June
€420 — 770
During the 2017 workshop Tom will again have the assistance of Matthew Slater and the benefit of a guest appearance by Prof. Jem Bendell of Cumbria University (UK).
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
In the face of the ongoing global economic and financial crisis and the increasing centralization of power, it is becoming ever more urgent that communities take the initiative to implement mechanisms that assure the resilience and sustainability of their local economies. Of fundamental necessity are the provision of non-bank financing and locally controlled currencies and moneyless payment mechanisms that enable communities to control their own destiny and quality of life, and local enterprises to thrive.
Over the past three decades, a great many complementary currencies and exchange schemes have sprung up, gained some degree of acceptance and notoriety, then faded away.
This workshop will focus in on the reasons why none of them has become a significant factor in their community economies, and uncover the principles of design and implementation that need to be applied to make exchange alternatives more effective, robust, and scalable.
It will also cover new ways of providing entrepreneurs with the resources needed to bring their ideas to fruition and achieve success in the marketplace.
This course is designed especially for social entrepreneurs, enthusiastic agents of change, local government officials, and serious students who are ready to co-create a new sustainable and convivial economy from the bottom up. In this highly participatory workshop, we will use a combination of presentations, discussion groups (some on the beach), videos, and simulation games, to dive deeply into the process of exploring and developing innovative methods of finance, exchange, and value measurement.
Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their projects and receive feedback from the group.
Here is an opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading experts in innovative economics, finance, and exchange, and to collaborate with like minded peers to create a new economy that works for everyone, while enjoying a delightful summer holiday on the magical Pelion peninsula. Come join us in a process of inquiry, discovery, sharing and collaboration.
The 16th is arrival day with check-in in the afternoon, registration and the welcome meal. From the 17th onward the workshop takes place in the morning from 9:30 – 1:30, the afternoons are discussion- or beach time!
*Prices: Full Accommodation includes 3 vegetarian meals daily (except one evening when we eat out at a taverna), in a tent €420, in a triple room €520, in a twin room €620, in a single room €770.
* If needed Greek participants who wish to attend the week long workshop may apply for a discount of 30%.* We will be able to offer a limited amount of bursaries to the ones in need. Please write an application to our team firstname.lastname@example.org
*The weekend Saturday, 17 and Sunday 18 is being offered to Greeks on a Gift Economy Base which means that you offer what you are able to give. If you want to participate on this terms please send a mail to: email@example.com
*25% discount for last minute bookings (click the ‘book now’ button to see discounted prices)