15 Oct 2020

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

8 Oct 2020

Halfway through the DLT4EU Accelerator: Second bootcamp completed

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.

24 Sep 2020

DLT4EU Accelerator has been publicly launched: Watch the video!

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.

15 Jul 2020

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

18 Jun 2020

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

14 Apr 2020

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

10 Mar 2020

#DLT4Good and the kickoff of the #DLT4EU Accelerator of DLTs for Social and Public Good

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

18 Dec 2019

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

27 Nov 2019

Policymakers at different levels of governance using the Megatrends Engagement Tool

How may global megatrends affect the future of your city/region? By focusing on different policy areas, policymakers and experts from cities and regions explored that through our Megatrends Engagement Tool at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2019.  Maciej Krzysztofowicz from the EU Policy Lab giving instructions for the Megatrends Engagement Tool. Photo: European Week of Regions and Cities The Megatrends Engagement tool is a workshop tool on anticipatory thinking and foresight for policymakers

18 Nov 2019

Experiencing possible customs futures before taking the plunge

The top rungs of customs administrations across the EU explore future scenarios at the Helsinki High Level Seminar on Strategic Foresight and the Future of the Customs Union. Photo: Finnish Customs How could different futures affect me? Have you ever wondered? The Scenario Exploration System (SES) was designed to help you do just that. It puts you on the spot and challenges you to dive into alternative future scenarios. This is what a group of