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


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

Abstract: Distributed Ledger Technology allows participants to reach consensus based on a cryptographic proof instead of trusting a third-party or central authority (Nakamoto 2009). Yet, when the ‘rule of code’ fails (e.g. DAO hack 2016) blockchain initiatives could benefit from an additional layer of human governance. Thus, the ‘on-chain’ trustless protocols of distributed ledgers could be complemented by an ‘off-chain’ distributed human governance. Such a human-computer interaction could support the development of a robust distributed governance model.

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

RIA - 29 January 2019 - Not available for cooperation

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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