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NBS, yes? Under what conditions?

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1. Overview


➔ Coordination: Task force on Community Economies, Transformative Economies and NBS


➔ Outlines: since 2015, the European Commission has been adopting NBS as a political and scientific agenda for building more resilient cities and restoring biodiversity.


➔ Format: on-line


➔ Audience: members of the TRANS-lighthouses consortium, associated partners and sibling projects.



2. Contextualization


➔ General coordination: Task force on Community Economies, Transformative Economies and NBS (partners of the Translighthouses project – ID: 101084628)


➔ Organization: EBR – Economias BioRegíonais and Kairós – Cooperativa de Incubação de Iniciativas de Economia Solidária


➔ Themes and sub-themes:

– Paradigmatic transition practices: can be seen as that kind of practical action, carried out, in particular, by organizations of the social and solidarity economy, and which aims to contribute to the change of the existing reality by implementing a new model that makes progressively obsolete the existing model – “alternative” designs of economic and social organization capable not only of helping to shape a new conception of human development, but of contributing to the construction of a new “paradigm”, i.e., of a profound change in thought, perceptions and values that form a certain vision of reality, helping to reconcile, at least, economic, social and environmental objectives.


– Community-based practices: inspired by nature that produce local economic value, emancipation, social cohesion and knowledge circulation, such as: solidarity markets, energy cooperatives, social currencies, communitarian urban gardens, reuse initiatives. Community kitchens, transition currencies, Spaces for DIY (Do-it-yourself), Solidarity Exchange Fairs in Public Spaces, (…).


– Community-based NBS financing: it means the adoption of solidarity-based NBS financing modalities. Solidarity Finance is a recent concept, still under construction, but which refers to ancient practices of mutualism, cooperatives and solidarity. They can be understood as a set of financial modalities whose objective is to democratize access to credit, insurance and savings services for people in situations of social exclusion and or with difficulties in accessing the conventional financial system. Solidarity finance seeks to apply the principles of the Solidarity Economy in the financial sector to promote ethical, responsible and sustainable financing with the aim of strengthening social ties and the production of social capital (SOCIOECO, 2015)




➔ Objectives:

– Sharing environment to disseminate practices that can inspire the pilot co-design and co-implementation in order to enhance the NBS impacts;

– Focused on cross-pollination and reflection, and inspiration for several other local community-based practices (conviviality, social cohesion, sense of belonging);

– Promoting the community-based NBS notion, new reciprocal ways for sharing the benefits from NBS;

– The tools proposed and considered in this seminar will permit a synergic approach action, in the sense that several objectives will run better if we include different communitarian tools: local currency, local food system, closing the organic gap, microfinances – all together.

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