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Blockchain-EICPrize-2019 - EIC Horizon Prize for 'Blockchains for Social Good'


Our project idea: ‘Distributed governance; a human-centered computer interaction’

Abstract: We assume that a human-centered computer interaction that “enable men and computers to cooperate in making decisions and controlling complex situations without inflexible dependence on predetermined programs” could theoretically support an adaptive distributed participatory governance model. To do so, the rise of distributed technologies and algorithmic decision-making - or ‘on-chain’ governance - would need to be completed by an ‘off-chain’ human governance that could operate at scale by being modeled on distributed principles. Improvements in off-chain governance is recognized as being an important part of the future of distributed governance and the question arises: how to organize off-chain governance in a robust and decentralized way? By definition, off-chain governance includes human interactions. Human interactions require social trust to reach collective decision-making. Therefore, the ‘trustless’ protocols of crypto-governance cannot avoid the social trust of decision-making beyond code.

DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-02-2018-2019-2020 - Transformative impact of disruptive technologies in public services

RIA - 14 March 2019 - Not available for cooperation

Our project idea: ‘riding at the edge of chaos, re-designing public services for adaptability’

Abstract: The surge in connectedness that came with the internet propelled us into a new threshold of complexity while the emergence and combination of disruptive technologies exponentially increased the field of uncertainty. As a result, public sectors now have to deal with global challenges in a world where change is the only constant. In order to navigate effectively the waves of change, social organizations have to become more agile as they enter transversal knowledge networks where other participants escape their traditional chains of command and control. Therefore, new societal models would need to include an improved capacity for resilience on one hand and a capacity to exercise trust as a fundamental element of social relationships on the other hand. Having an upper limit on what social organizations can structurally handle, it is time for them to be re-designed for adaptability and reflexivity.

Governance-18-2019 - Innovation in government - building an agile and citizen-centric public sector

CSA - 14 March 2019 - Not available for cooperation

Our project idea: ‘ACCESS (Agile Citizen-CEntric public SectorS)’

Abstract: We witness a global and lasting trust gap between citizens and their governments (2018 Edelman Trust Barometer Global Report). Without social trust, citizens have a hard time relating to encapsulated hierarchies which - in turn - have a hard time translating their leadership into society. Inspired by ecosystems dynamics, we suggest a multi stakeholders environment that would help to bridge the trust gap between citizens and the public sector so that they could reach and maintain sustainable thresholds of cooperation. We propose to tackle the call’s requirements at the city level where the relationship between citizens and the public sector is the strongest. As such, we propose to address innovation in urban governance with a multi stakeholders approach: a transdisciplinary knowledge network of European cities, citizens, entreprises, and excellence centers that can provide the framework for learning programmes, collaborative projects and expertise development leading to innovative participatory governance models that can scale.

INFRAEOSC-02-2019 - Prototyping new innovative services


Our project idea: ‘Trust networks for the SSH community’

Abstract: To remain effective in a field in deep transition, the Social Science and Humanities community is now required to embrace a multi and transdisciplinary approach that is natively inclusive of new actors. Since these new actors operate under different dynamics than the SSH community, the challenge is to create new channels of cooperation that are more adapted to transversal collaborations. Trusted relationships being the bedrock of any successful cooperation, our proposal is to develop specific incentives with the aim to build trust and to foster synergies with various stakeholders within and beyond the SSH community - from traditional partners to new actors such as businesses, governments and citizens. This new infrastructure of cooperation would help to detect outstanding and reliable partners with increased outputs in terms of visibility, partnerships, and funding opportunities for SSH researchers, and would result in a win-win situation for all stakeholders.

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