Green Cities of YOUth

Increasing the role of young people in the development of sustainable cities





Local Currency

A local currency is a form of currency that is used in a specific geographic area or community, typically as an alternative to national currency. The purpose is to promote local economic development and support small businesses by encouraging people to shop and spend money within their community. Local currencies can also help to build community connections by promoting local trade and reducing the reliance on large corporations and national chains. Local currencies are usually designed to be used only within a specific area, and they may have restrictions on where they can be used, such as being accepted only by local businesses that have signed up to participate in the program. 

Costs: €€€

Repair Café

Repair instead of throwing away

Repair Cafés (already over 2,200 worldwide) are openly accessible community places and they’re all about repairing things (together). These particular workshops provide tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need – be it in clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. Repair Cafés are supported by expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. Thus, even as an unskilled guest, you can bring your broken items from home and can ask the specialists for some helping hand. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, lend a hand with someone else’s repair job, or get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.

Costs: €€ - €€€ (costs may include rental fees, costs for tools..)