The first common good communities with a Common Sheet Balance Sheet are Mäder and Nenzing in Vorarlberg, Austria. In Germany, Kirchanschöring in Upper Bavaria and the Schleswig-Holstein municipalities of Breklum, Bordelum and Klixbüll are leading the way. Baden-Württemberg, Hessen and Bremen, Germany, Salzburg, Austria and Valencia, Spain specifically support ECG in their government programs.
The European Economic and Social Committee approved the ECG in an “own-initiative opinion” in 2015 by 86% and considers it suitable for the integration into the legal framework of the European Union and its member states. In 2017 the committee announced the ECG as one of the “new sustainable economic models”. The ECG was also invited by the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva to present the ECG Balance Sheet as a case study and was included in a report by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.