The Circles Coop e.G. was established as a registered cooperative in October 2020 in Berlin. The Coop was created by the people who were active both in the programming part of the Circles pluriverse and in the organizing of the Berlin basic income pilot.
WE ARE A PART
OF THE CIRCLES Most of them worked at the Basic Income Lab Gmbh until that time and decided to create a cooperative legal entity to have more democratic decision- making and work in an approachable, open organisational form. The Circles Coop works in a strong alliance with the Bitspossessed Collective, which constituted itself after the Circles protocol was launched. They build, maintain and take care of the Circles technology.
PLURIVERSEThe first one is to provide empowerment and backup support to all groups around the world who use Circles or would like to get organized with this technology. We support new and smaller hubs with knowledge, skill sharing, resources and tools with the aim of helping new community hubs in engaging local businesses to join the network and give life to a more resilient and democratic economy. If you would like to organize a basic income pilot in your area using Circles, please contact us at email@example.com.
Our second goal is to build up a flagship pilot in Berlin, where we can gain first- hand experience about the Circles system, improve it and prove that a community- based basic income is not just a wonderful idea, but can work in practice to provide people with an unconditional basic income.