About us

Positive Money Europe is a not-for-profit research and campaigning organisation aiming to make the money system support a fair, democratic and sustainable economy. We scrutinize the European Central Bank and develop policy proposals to reform the Eurozone monetary system.

Positive Money Europe was set up by Positive Money, a UK non-profit founded in 2010. We launched Positive Money Europe in February 2018 following the success of our campaign targeting the European Central Bank “Quantitative Easing for the People’.

We are a team of three people working from Brussels, with the support from our 12 talented colleagues in the London team and the guidance from a diverse and skilled advisory panel.

While we benefit from the administrative and operational support from our London office, Positive Money Europe operates with a large degree of autonomy in developing our strategy and policy proposals.

Positive Money Europe is a member of the Eurozone Watchdog Network launched by Transparency International EU which seeks to make the governance of the Eurozone more transparent and democratic.

Our vision

Right now the money and banking system causes house price bubbles, high levels of debt, and rising inequality. It lays the foundations for financial crises. It harms our environment. And there is a large democratic deficit in the way the Eurozone works and policies are decided. We need to transform the European Monetary Union.

Our mission is for a money and banking system that serves a fair, democratic, and sustainable economy:

Fair

An economy that isn’t reliant on housing bubbles, stock markets booms, and which does not inherently increase economic inequalities. An economy where subsidies for banks are removed, and a diverse ecosystem of banks serve the needs of society.

Democratic

The European Central Bank should be held accountable by elected representatives and its independence should not be a barrier to it working towards other key objectives of the EU such as inequality and sustainability goals.

Sustainable

An economy that’s stable, with more secure jobs, which does not require unsustainable levels of debt to keep it growing, and where financial flows and investments decisions are aligned with the urgency to tackle climate change.
To reach our vision, we work across three areas:

RESEARCH

We research the problems with the money and banking system, to develop our proposals for reforming it and gain the support of economists.

MOVEMENT

We build a movement of people from all background, skills and political views who want to work together to campaign for change.

INFLUENCE

We work to influence key decision makers and influencers in the European Union and at member states levels.

Funding & Finances

 

Positive Money Europe’s budget for 2018 was €72,320, mainly covering two staff positions, the cost of an office in Brussels and other costs related to our activities. See our spending allocation below:

Most of our funding (€77,500) comes from two grants (from Partners for New Economy and Open Society Foundations) and private donations (€10,000). Some of those grants include some restricted costs to be incurred in 2019.

NOTE: Positive Money Europe is currently being incubated by Positive Money Ltd, with all finances and operations hosted at the UK company. Grants income has therefore been provided as part of larger grants to Positive Money for both organisation’s work. Positive Money Europe is due to become established as a new non-profit company under Belgian law from February 2019, after which it will have its own set of separate accounts. For more on Positive Money’s finances, please click here.

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