Broad consortium of European Regions
The consortium is convened by the Social Trade Organisation (STRO) and Alliance4Europe, and welcomes partnerships with local authorities, regional governments, business networks and civil society.
The Corazones Impact Multiplier consortium will exchange knowledge, experiences and best practices concerning to the use of the Impact Multiplier. The members will share information about preparation, implementation, evaluation and improvement of the tools available.
The consortium will initially start with cities and regions that show serious interest. Knowledge sharing sessions with prospective partners will be held where detailed information about the Impact Multiplier technology will be shared. Pre-conditions needed to create a successful project will be investigated and discussed.. After that, a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed and an effort will be made to secure funding. Once funding is secured, a binding contract will be signed.
Update as of April 2020
- In Normandy the Rollon has been initiated: a network of SMEs using accounts delivered by Cyclos software. Watch this humorous presentation of the Rollon.
- Sardex (Sardinia) with an experienced team and a large network of SMEs using Cyclos software. Sardex developed an approach for Italian regions that could easily include the Impact Multiplier. A blockchain has been added to Cyclos in order to obtain more knowledge on the local circulation of the funding of the governments.
- The Barcelona region has a long-standing interest to test new ways of improving the local economy and showed interest in joining the consortium.
- Cles and Liverpool are introducing the Preston model in the Liverpool region, in which big local institutions make an effort to use local suppliers where possible. The Impact Multiplier fits this approach perfectly.
- ANKA , the development agency of Karditsa, will be taking the lead for Thessaly region and Greece.
The above regions and cities are from the South and the West of Europe. The partnership still misses and welcomes regions from Scandinavian and Baltic countries, Eastern Europe, Ireland, and Scotland.