Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Portugal and gift economies

'AJUDADA' is to emerge on 14–16 June 2013 in Portalegre, Portugal. This movement has been initiated around the ‘gift economy’ and ‘aims to promote gift as a creative act based on cooperation, trust in others and valuing others’.

Portalegre — following Portugal in general — is in a severe economic and social crisis and AJUDADA aims to establish a ‘real’ economy there as a model to other local communities right around the world. The mid-June event plans to manifest as ‘a unique, innovative and experimental process’.

See http://www.ajudada.org/en/ for the head, heart and hands programs for each of the three days.

It will be interesting to see how far the moneyless economy emerges as a key strategy for the participants and movement more generally.

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