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


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.

The fourth TOKEN Policy Observatory Briefing Paper presents Operational Learnings from the TOKEN Pioneer Use Cases and one from Interreg funded BLING project (Blockchain in Government). The learnings were initially gathered at the TOKEN Policy Observatory session, 14th September 2022. The session was held physically at the FIWARE Global Summit in Gran Canaria and streamed online. The Observatory gathered professionals working with applications of distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) to discuss the policy landscape, operative learnings and scaling potential of DLTs in the Public Sector.

The fifth TOKEN Policy Observatory Briefing Paper “Social Inclusion and Distributed Ledger Technologies in Public Services” presents learnings and recommendations that have been summarized from the discussion of experts and practitioners on different aspects of social inclusion in public sector DLT use.