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DLT4EU Accelerator: finalists selected to solve challenges in the public and social sectors by using DLT and Blockchain
The DLT4EU Accelerator aims to promote the development of projects that use Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs), like Blockchain, to solve challenges in the public and social sectors. In April we shared their Open call, and now 8 finalists that will participate in the Accelerator programme have been selected! As the use of Blockchain and other DLTs for generating social impact is emerging, following the DLT4EU Accelerator can provide insights for alternative forms of supporting the
Call for applicants: DLT4EU looking for DLT/Blockchain developers to solve challenges in the public and social sectors
In the beginning of this year the DLT4EU Accelerator kicked-off, which we co-design and support in the #DLT4Good project. Now the call for applications is open! The DLT4EU Accelerator aims to promote the development of projects that use Blockchain or other Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) to solve challenges in the public and social sectors. The call for applicants to the Accelerator programme, which is open between 14th April and 6th May, is targeted towards
In March 2019 the EU Policy Lab launched the development of a visual method to bring clarity to the European Social Economy ecosystem. Discover what makes it different from any other available business tool. Social Economy in Europe is a very vital and complex ecosystem that cannot be captured by a single definition. It includes businesses, cooperatives, associations, mutuals, projects of corporate social responsibility, and it embraces several forms of economic activity with very different
A core part of our #DLT4Good project is to co-design and support an Accelerator programme to stimulate the creation and advancement of promising DLT applications for social and public good; We’re happy to announce that the #DLT4EU Accelerator has kicked-off! As the winning consortium of a Call for proposals launched last year, Metabolic (NL), Digital Catapult (UK) and Ideas for Change (ES) have started #DLT4EU early this year to support and connect European organisations working
This blog post summarises our activities during the fifth workshop of the foresight project The Future of Customs in the EU 2040, which took place on the 6th and 7th February 2020, in Brussels. This workshop represented the last step of the foresight process, the moment when we engaged high-level representatives from all EU customs administrations to embrace the vision created previously and to start the collective reflection on what this vision could mean in
As part of our #DLT4good project, we are mapping Blockchain and other DLT projects / applications that operate or generate impact in social and / or public sectors. Our goal is to build a review of activities, use cases, organisations, networks and more, to inform and support European innovation and policy frameworks. We invite you to share information about projects / applications in this space.
Exploring the links between agricultural policies, migratory movements and rural knowledge generation
The global compact on migration was adopted on 11 December 2018 at an intergovernmental conference in Marrakech, Morocco by 164 UN Member States On 7th November 2019, the Baha’i International Community and the EU Policy Lab of the Joint Research Centre hosted a discussion amongst experts from the EU Commission’s agriculture and development departments, academia, representatives of farmers’ organizations and civil society to consider the links between agricultural policies, rural knowledge and migration. This was
Forward-looking reflection on the future of EU environmental policy and the 2050 sustainability transition
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has long been active in foresight to explore sustainable futures, and more specifically to help EU policy-makers and stakeholders build images of possible sustainable transitions. Today, these exercises become even more relevant in view of the publication of the European Green Deal by the new European Commission. One such study conducted by JRC was the 2015 foresight study “2035: Paths towards a sustainable EU economy”. This foresight study developed long-term
In the past three months, several FuturGov game sessions have been organised. FuturGov game uses people’s anticipatory assumptions about what the future may look like to generate conversations, negotiations and collaborations. By designing a process through which participants immerse themselves into the future, take on roles that are not theirs, and strategize to achieve their goals, the FuturGov game generates a participatory setting in which a debate can take place. The game has been developed
Some say that the journey is more important than the destination. Literature promotes characters whose strengths develop along the journey, through the trials and lessons experienced. Foresight is not much different. In any foresight exercise, the quality of the results is mostly due to one community of thinkers, who accept the challenge, co-create the landscapes, own the process and evolve together during the entire journey. The foresight project on the Future of Customs in the