Partners

FIWARE Foundation e.V.

FundingBox Accelerator Sp. z o.o

Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre

Vlaam Instituut Voor De Logistiek VZW

Information Technologies Institute

Demos Helsinki

Infrachain a.s.b.l.

Municipality of Santander

University of Cantabria

Municipality of Katerini

Observatory

TOKEN Observatory will mobilize at least 30 policy-makers and representatives of public authorities across Europe.

A set of 5 dedicated workshops will be organised during the project.

Based on the work and discussions of the first TOKEN Policy Observatory meeting in September 2020 and the TOKEN project consortium’s joint efforts to date, the TOKEN societal vision briefing paper has been issued. This briefing paper outlines the TOKEN vision, describing the long-term societal transformation enabled by DLT in the public sector. It aims to support policy-makers and civil servants to understand the possibilities of DLT in transforming public services and administration while identifying changes required in the public sector for meaningful DLT application.

The second Policy Observatory briefing paper is a reflection of the potential transformative role of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) in the European public sectors.

Based on work done in the context of the TOKEN Policy Observatory, the paper gathers together what currently seems like key uncertainties around the future development and utilisation of DLT in the European public sectors. Further, it uses these uncertainties to develop images of possible futures – snapshots of a society in 2035 where these uncertainties have been developed and related tension solved in different ways, shaping the capabilities and possibilities of the European public sectors to utilise DLT.

The third TOKEN Policy Observatory Briefing Paper presents learnings and recommendations in the order typical for a DLT-based public service project: first assessing the needs for the technology, then commissioning and developing it, and finally deploying it. The contents of this Paper are intended to initiate conversation and co-creation in order to iteratively refine best practices together.