Troeven is a community currency running in Turnhout in the Belgian Flanders. The programme seeks to stimulate reciprocal support and active citizenship by rewarding people who participate in their community for social good.
People receive credits after helping out an elderly person or someone in need. They can provide a variety of services related to informal care and assistance, friendly favours, sharing knowledge and skills etc. The number of credits one receive indicate how much time was invested in supporting their community. Participants are then able to spend their credits for discounts at local retailers or organisations.
Qoin has developed QoinWare, the digital currency platform at the heart of Troeven.