3rd international conference on social and complementary currencies - Brésil - 27-30/10/2015

3rd international conference on social and complementary currencies : social currencies in social and solidarity economies : innovations in development.


School of administration at the federal University of Bahia - Salvador - Brazil


1)    Proposals should be submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish through the website by March 23rd , 2015 - Deadline extended until May 4th.

2)    Complete papers will be uploaded on the conference website by September 21st 2015

3)    The abstract and the complete paper must be attached as a Word document. The abstract should be between 2-4 pages. The complete paper must be no more than 25 pages.

4)    The abstract should be submitted with the file Model Submission (Abstract)

4.1      Proposal identification   

                                         i.    Proposal title

                                        ii.    Proposal theme (see themes suggested by Organizing Committee)

                                       iii.    Proposal format (scientific article or experience report)

                                      iv.    Information on each author: full name; full title; affiliated institutions; country; email address.

4.2  Proposal content

                                       v.    Main purpose of the paper (research question, main goals, etc)

                                      vi.    Theoretical framework (except for experience report)

                                     vii.    Research methodology (for empirical papers only)

                                   viii.    Results, implications and/or discussions

                                    ix.      References

 5)    The complete paper should include

  1. Proposal identification (see item 4.1)
  2. Short biography of each author (100 to 150 words)
  3. Expanded content (see item 4.2)
  4. The following in three languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish)

                                         i.    Proposal title

                                        ii.    Abstract (approximately 300 words)

                                       iii.    Three keywords

  1. The complete paper must be no more than 25 pages with 1.5 spacing, 12 pt font (including references, tables, figures, notes etc)
  2. The experience reports can be uploaded as a power point presentation

Formats: scientific articles or experience reports. Proposals and complete papers can be presented in two formats: scientific article (which is common in scientific conferences) or experience reports. Experience reports open up space to share knowledge gained from the real life experiences of social actors (individuals, social organizations, governments, social movements etc). The focus of experience reports is not theoretical but rather context (social, cultural, economic, environmental, political etc). Reports can focus on procedures, field methodology, results, impacts, challenges, difficulties or others practical aspects. 

Themes suggested by Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee suggests some general themes for papers, however proposals do not need to be limited to these suggestions. Proposals do need to have discussions relevant to social and complementary currencies. The committee suggests the following:

1)    Social and complementary currencies for development purposes such as: local development and sustainability; local production, responsible consumption and social cohesion; articulation and plurality of socio-economic actors (global, regional or local networks); social and solidarity economy dynamics (the plurality of economic forms; the potential management of common goods and collective resources, etc)

2)    Impact and results of social and complementary currencies such as: experiences and methodology of impact evaluation; qualitative and quantitative results; evaluation indicators etc.

3)    Contextual differences and lessons from experiences such as: learning from experiences and designs (structures) of social and complementary currencies; legitimacy and legal recognition of community currencies; complementary currencies and global crisis; monetary contestations; challenges and critical aspects etc.

4)    Typologies, models and innovation such as: proposal theoretical models and typologies to complementary and social currencies; detailing designs and operating rules; complementary and social currencies and social innovation, social technology etc.


Ariádne Scalfoni Rigo (Federal University of Bahia - Brazil)

Genauto Carvalho de França Filho (Federal University of Bahia - Brazil)

João Joaquim de Melo Neto (Instituto Palmas - Brazil)

Juliana Braz (University of São Paulo - Brazil)

Georgina M. Gómez (Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands)

Jérôme Blanc (Université Lumière Lyon 2 - France)

Carlos de Freitas (FMDV - Global Fund for Cities Development)

Incubator Solidarity Economy and Territorial Development Management at the School of Administration (ITES - EAUFBA) Team (http://ites.colivre.net/Site