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[who?] 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