The basis of the economic system of the Cooperativa Integral Catalana is the self-employment of it’s members.
We offer tools to facilitate the process of independence from employers and banks, from the excessive legal obstacles to accessing work and from debts incurred in the capitalist sphere.
One way in which the CIC can facilitate this member self-employment is through the figure of the autonomous partner, which gives the ability to invoice for work and carry out economic activity through the cooperative to those who need it.
We also have an online jobs board as a common utility that connects people who publish their professional profile, with others who may need extra hands to work in their project. Any work done can be exchanged for both conventional currency, ECOs (the CIC’s social currency) or other exchanges agreed between the parties.
The IntegralCES (Comunity Exchange System, the platform that allows for exchange and trade within the CIC and the network of ecoxarxes) is another source of liquidity members can count on. Here members may offer their services, products or whatever is deemed to be capable of being exchanged and this can in turn earn them social currency to use within the network, which has increasingly more users and more options for sharing, both in variety and in geographical areas covered.
Finally, the productive projects committee is responsible for creating a qualitative database of all members of the cooperative, and their needs and capacities within the framework of the CIC.
These tools, in an increasingly shorter time, depending on the quantity and quality of people who join the process of Integral Revolution, can allow us to self-manage our lives as part of an Integral Economic System.