Consumo Critico Ecologia Economia Sostenibile Mondialità Nonviolenza Sviluppo Umano
Turismo Responsabile

Local Currency and International Cooperation

Cooperativa Cieli in Terra in association with Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Sociales Carlos Nighera and utopie onlus

Casale Marcutti (Ancona) April 17th – 18th, 2004

Hosted by:
Casale Marcutti (Ancona)

In Association with:

Coop. Sociale Cieli in Terra
Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Sociales Carlos Nighera

Conference Organizers:

Daria Vescovi, Chair
Maurizio Pittau, Assistant
Carlotta Portoghesi, Assistant

Supported by:

Regione Marche
European Union
Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Sociales Carlos Nighera, Argentina

Conference Aims:

The Outlook Conference is a forum to: examine contexts, problems and issues of local exchange trade systems within a framework of social and economic development, especially within the developing countries. Document and present initiatives, case studies and research, for advancing new developing projects, both within individual countries and through collaboration between and among countries. Discover feasible and appropriate ways to build new “Local Economic Development” among governments, NGO, and citizens, and to strengthen systems that promote community development through social and economic development.

We Will:

Focus on the community good in achieving human welfare. Integrate social and economic development with human welfare issues. Search for community development solutions that enable people (particularly vulnerable and disadvantaged people) to participate effectively within our societies. Promote new kind of international cooperation for governments, non governmental organization, and international organisations.

Schedule of Events:

April 17th, Saturday Afternoon
3:00 – 4:00 Early Registration

4:00 – 5:00 Plenary

5:00 – 5:15 Coffee Break

5:15 – 7:30 Workshops

8:00 – 9:00 Dinner

9:30 – 10:30 “New money in Argentina” (SLIDE SHOW)


Chair : Daria Vescovi., Coop. Cieli in Terra

Opening and introduction: Maurizio Pittau. Economist, author of “Economie senza Denaro. I Sistemi di Scambio non Monetario nell’Economia di Mercato” The Local Exchange Trade System in the World.

Miranda Ochoa. Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Sociales Carlos Nighera, Argentina. Local Alternative Strategies for Sustainable, Regional Resource Management

Anne Lise Fimreite. Stohal Foundation, Holland The Local Capital Circuits Model in the International Solidarity

Morena Livigtone. Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Sociales Carlos Nighera. Alternative Trade for Small-Scale Farmers

Sandra Lang. PGP Promocion Global Popular For a Renovation of the Local Economic Development: Non Monetary Experiences in South America


5:15 – 7:30 Session A Local Economic Development in Alternative System

Facilitator: Francesca Loria. Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Sociales Carlos Nighera

5:15 – 7:30 Session B Money, Interest, and Work, and in Small and Medium Enterprises

Facilitator: Morena Livigtone. Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Sociales Carlos Nighera

9:30 – 10:30 “Hope: new money in Africa” (slide show)

April 18th , Sunday, Morning
8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast

9:30 – 13:30 Training

10:30 – 10:45 Break

1:30 – 2:30 Lunch

Not money project (simulation of international cooperation projects without money)

Facilitator: Maurizio Pittau and Carlotta Portoghesi, utopie

1:30 – 2:30 Lunch

April 18th, Sunday Afternoon
2:30 - 4:00 Workshops

All workshops include 15 minutes for audience Q&A.

4:15 Closing the meeting


Registration Fees: € 150. Registration includes all sessions, accommodation, morning and afternoon coffee breaks and conference dinners.

Group Size

Maximum 28 people

Profile of Participants

The course is intended to be an opportunity for further training for Italian people who:

are experienced in International Cooperation activities; are committed to prepare themselves for the have the willingness to cooperate and create together during the training course;

are strongly motivated to develop a environmental project;

are motivated to undergo training and able to attend the course for its full duration;

are able to communicate and work in at least one of the two working languages of this training course (English, Italian).

Working Language

English and Italian