Mouvement SOL

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‘Mouvement SOL’, a French non-profit association initiated by Patrick Viveret in the 2000’s, is a space for promoting popular education initiatives, experiments, debate and democratic practices through citizens’ re-appropriation of the currency as a common good. Thus the association’s goal is to implement a cooperative exchange system that is economically, ecologically and socially useful in order to reconcile economics with human, ethical and political considerations, support cohesion between economic, ecological, social and human goals, strengthen social cohesion and facilitate economic exchanges.


1. Formalisation of an eco-systemic model for the transition and for citizen currencies, in a dynamic of consultation and co-construction with territorial associations and other actors in the transition. Develop a methodological plan and alliances to generate the Great Transition.

2. Encourage the consolidation of citizen currencies and support them in their change of scale, in particular through the use of digital tools and links with local authorities (acceptance of payment of public services with citizen currencies), but also with actions to increase awareness of policies (reuse of citizen currencies by public actors, advocacy to improve laws, decrees and other national and local policies, in view of territorial development to support the transition).

3. Consolidate the Mouvement SOL as a citizen laboratory and learning organisation, by continuing educative actions and learning approaches (citizens’ territorial assemblies, citizen training for civic service volunteers, discovery trips, etc.)

Related programmes

Modes of action

  • training
  • networking of actors
  • advocacy, lobbying, influence strategy
  • expertise
  • diffusion of best pratices creation of labels

Target audience

  • economic players
  • activists, campaigners
  • associations
  • public authorities, elected representatives, administrations
  • lawyers, attorneys, legal profession
  • banking, finance
  • local authorities
  • communities, minorities
  • consumers
  • general public
  • medias, journalists
  • politicians, political parties
  • organised civil society
  • think tanks
  • academics
  • economists, SEE actors

Thematic areas

  • economy
  • local territory management
  • governance
  • tools & methods
  • research and social innovation