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The third and last Bootcamp of the DLT4EU programme took place in November. This was a major milestone in this Accelerator programme supported by the DLT4Good project, with focus on the use of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) in social and public sectors. Since July, eight venture teams have had the quest to solve challenges in the social and public sector by using DLTs. During the Accelerator programme, their goal is to develop a Proof-of-Concept of
Farmers of the Future report is out Download now _ The foresight study Farmers of the Future sets out to explore the future professional roles of farmers as we move towards the year 2040, using a people-centred approach. The aim is to raise awareness and to open discussions about the future of farmers and farming in the EU and the policies needed to shape it. JOIN US LIVE NOW at the EU Agricultural Outlook Conference
Today we launch the final report on The Future of Customs in the EU 2040. It is the outcome of a one-year-long participatory foresight process, in which representatives from all relevant stakeholder groups participated. Through scenario building, we answered to the question: How could Europe look like in 2040? What would customs be like in a dynamic or stalling European economy? What about a conflictual or peaceful world? Moreover, a vision-building process responded to: How
New #DLT4Good report out! Scanning the European Ecosystem of Distributed Ledger Technologies for Social and Public Good
We just launched a new report from our project #DLT4Good - Co-creating a European Ecosystem of DLTs for Social and Public Good. You can download it here. Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) are mostly known for business use cases, from cryptocurrencies to asset track and tracing. But there are numerous organisations nowadays searching for alternative ways to harness the potential of DLTs in the pursuit of public and social good, from local to global challenges, and
The #DLT4Good project continues to support the DLT4EU programme, and its second Bootcamp was just held between 28 September and 2 October. This is a halfway mark of the Accelerator, and it took place online instead of London, its originally planned location. The Bootcamp was as an important milestone for the Venture Teams and Challenge Owners participating in this programme, as well as for the DLT4EU consortium.
The public launch of DLT4EU was held on 17 September. This virtual event was aimed to introduce the DLT4EU program and selected projects to a broader audience. How could the public and social sector extract benefits from Distributed Ledger Technologies? What would it take? These questions were posed by Alexandre Pólvora, from our EU Policy Lab team, when moderating the main panel at the Public Launch.
First Bootcamp of DLT4EU Accelerator: 8 projects tackling the twin digital and green transitions with DLTs
DLT4EU started its 6-months Accelerator programme with a first intensive Bootcamp in the week of 1-7 July. Originally planned to be held in Amsterdam, it occurred online because of COVID-19. In an Open Call launched in April, several organisations in the public and social sector shared their real-world challenges to instigate solutions based on the use of DLTs. After a thorough selection process, 8 teams emerged as winners
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