[P2P-F] Fwd: [members] FW: Blockchains for Social Good on June 21st - and other CAPS events

Michel Bauwens michel at p2pfoundation.net
Mon Jun 6 23:22:40 CEST 2016

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*From: *"Fabrizio.Sestini at ec.europa.eu" <Fabrizio.Sestini at ec.europa.eu>
*Date: *Monday, 6 June 2016 at 15:00
*Subject: *Blockchains for Social Good on June 21st - and other CAPS events

Dear colleague,

Together with Robert Madelin, Senior Innovation Adviser to President
Juncker, I would like to invite you to a policy event which will take place
in Brussels this June 21st, focussing on the *social applications enabled
by distributed ledger technologies*.  It aims at tacking stock of existing
activities in this emerging field, considering their regulatory and
standardisation implications, as well as defining a roadmap of how the
European Commission can contribute to these developments, in particular
through Horizon 2020 research actions. The line-up of speakers includes
experts and practitioners, as well as policy makers and civil society.

Agenda and registration can be found at
Participation is free but early registration is recommended.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to any other potentially
interested participant!

Here also some quick reminders about other related events:

17 June, Barcelona: Workshop on community networks: efficient collaboration
between government, citizens and enterprises

29 June, Brussels: policy workshop on *shaping the future of digital
innovation in Europe*, leveraging on the experience of current CAPS
(Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation)
projects and related activities, to provide strategic recommendations to
the EC for further research and innovation actions in this field

29-30 June, MIT Media Lab: W3C workshop on open standards for blockchains,
involving all interested CAPS projects

Finally, please note that all presentations from the recent CAPS community
meeting held in Berlin are publicly available at


Kind regards,

Fabrizio Sestini

*European Commission *DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology

Senior Expert, Digital Social Innovation

Unit E3 "
*Net Innovation" *http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/collectiveawareness

Follow me on Twitter @100fabrizio

*Blockchains for Social Good, June 21**st**:*

9:30    Introduction by the hosts (Committee of the Regions, DG Connect)

9:40    "*DLT* *Beyond financial applications*", by Primavera De Filippi,
CNRS, Research Fellow at Berkman Center For Internet & Society

*An overview of existing as well as potential applications of DLTs *

10:45   Coffee break

11:00   Roundtable: *Strengths and limitations of distributed ledgers
technologies* *for social applications – concrete examples*

*Sharing experiences and recommendations for impactful research on
distributed ledgers. What has worked and what has not? What are the main

·         Aaron van Wirdum, Bitcoin Magazine

·         Brett Scott, Alternative Finance Explorer, University of the Arts

·         Vinay Gupta, Hexayurt Shelter Project

·         Jessi Baker, blockchains for tracing provenance

·         John Palfreyman, Director Blockchain, IBM Cloud Division

·         James Hazard, Common Accord

·         Robert Garskamp, blockchains for refugees (tbc)

12:30    Lunch Break

14:00   Roundtable: *Decentralising governance* (Chair: Robert Madelin)

*What could the EU / EC bring? What is necessary to promote practical use
cases and governance? Do we need any standardisation/regulation?*

·         Jakob von Weizsäcker, Member of European Parliament

·         Philippe Dewost, Caisse Des Dépôts, France

·         Philip Boucher, Policy analyst, European Parliamentary Research

·         Pindar Wong, Cyberport, HK, Scaling Bitcoin

·         Catherine Mulligan, Imperial College, UK report on DLT beyond

·         Markku Markkula, President of European Committee of Regions (tbc)

·         Francesca Bria, NESTA, Digital Social Innovation project (tbc)

15:30    Coffee Break

16:00    All: *Defining a roadmap for EU research on Blockchains for the
Social Good*

*What has the EC done insofar? Brief summary of ICT call on "distributed
architectures for decentralised data governance" (DG CNECT), DG FISMA and
DG GROW activities *

Open discussion and conclusions

17:30    Closing

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