The Commonfare (PIE News project) Final Conference will be held in Trento (Italy), between May 29th and June 2nd, hosted by and co-located with the OltrEconomia Festival 2019 (OEF) at its 6th edition. OEF is the autonomous alternative economics festival that critically reflects on current issues – as precarity, immigration, technology, democracy, etcetera – in parallel with the mainstream international Festival dell’Economia in Trento.
The Final Conference will consist in the event, which will start with an opening ceremony on the 29th at 6pm. It will concretely start with the plenary session on the 30th morning, with a brief explanation of the main objectives, activities and results of the PIE News project. Between the 31st May and the 2nd June it will continue with a series of workshops on specific topics (Cryptocurrency for social aim, commonfare.net services tutorials, piloting experiences in Croatia, Italy and the Netherlands).
Organizational synergies between the OEF and the Commonfare staff are elaborating further moments of cross-interaction between organizers, guests and public which will attend both two events. The location, usually outdoor with a circus marquee and other gazebos for the OEF, will be the traditional Santa Chiara park or the more central Dante square, in front of the train station, with excellent visibility also for people coming to Trento for the Festival dell’Economia.
Last but very importantly, the Commonfare staff will create and manage the OltrEconomia festival digital currency! The “Oltrino” (the name of the currency) will be used by participants of the OEF for buying the festival food, beverages and merchandising, and probably the products of the artisans’ market as well. The Oltrino will leverage on the technology created for running the commonfare.net digital token, called Commoncoin, and the Santacoin successful experience, organized by the Commonfare staff during the Santarcangelo Festival of Performing Arts 2018.