The SOL Project is an innovative French complementary currency designed to promote a "solidarity economy". The project is being financed by the European Commission and pilot tested in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Île-de-France and Brittany.
SOL was initiated by Patrick Viveret and Dominique Picard and has received praise from president Jacques Chirac. Supporters believe that SOL will raise the standard of living for low income participants while building local economy.
- Yasuyuki Hirota. "Europe's Move To 'Complementary Currencies'". OhmyNews (June 06, 2004). Retrieved 1 August 2006.
- Sol website: http://www.sol-reseau.org/
- Social Economy Round Two DP Analysis, European Commission report
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