Participation 2019-05-03T09:09:30+00:00
What is it and what is its purpose?
The rec, as a social currency, is subject to public governance, with the initial support of Barcelona City Council and the Novact association. “TAULA DE CANVI SCCL” is a non-profit cooperative society of consumers and users. Its purpose is to own, manage, disseminate and use the Real Economy Currency (REC) system for social transactions while ensuring that the confidence of users is maintained and reinforced. Its activities will be totally transparent, as governance will be shared by users and the social and economic agencies involved. ​
The Taula de Canvis i Comuns Dipòsits de Barcelona was the first public municipal bank in Europe, created in Barcelona in 1401. It was the bank of the Government of Catalonia for 300 years, until it was dissolved in 1714.
The composition of the Taula de Canvi is as follows:
  • Ordinary members: Individual private or professional users of the rec. They are required to make a contribution of €30.
  • Associate members: Legal entities using the rec for professional purposes. They are required to make a contribution of €180.
  • Governing Council:
    • President – Pilar Segura (former promoter of the 019 traders’ association in the Besòs area)
    • Vice-president – Zaida Palet (member of Vallbona Viu in Nou Barris)
    • Secretary – Oriol Ponti (economist specialising in SMEs)
    • Members – Isaac Arriaza (working for Sinèrgics in Baró de Viver) and Martí Olivella (member of the NOVACT team).
    • And two substitutes: Mònica Palet and Dolors Marin.
  • Council of Experts: individuals who are not members and have expertise in complementary currencies, law or technology.
  • Advisory Council: legal entities which are not members, 2nd and 3rd level public and citizen organisations.
Main functions
The main functions of the Taula de Canvi are:
  • To encourage more people to pay for goods and services using the rec social currency.
  • To obtain up-to-date information and implement tools and processes, research and experiences that can reinforce the rec and encourage its use and that of similar complementary currencies.
  • To promote the extension of the rec to other districts, sectors or population groups in order to broaden the range of goods and services offered and widen its social and economic impact.
  • To encourage cooperation between users by promoting the social and circular economy, channelling systems for mutual credit and strengthening the social market.

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