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
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
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.
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