Fit for purpose tools for a government of the 20th century do not provide the solutions we need today. Public governance must increase their capabilities to not only strengthen trust and legitimacy, but deliver on tackling the wicked problems of today. Can distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain offer more than just the hype and be a part of the solution?
In the workshop we will co-create and explore together desirable Futures of the use of distributed ledger technology in the public sector. We start off from four concrete use cases being developed within the TOKEN project and use them as catapults for collective imagination of a world where technology builds trust, transparency and legitimacy.
The four use cases:
1) Public funding distribution in the EU
2) Incorporating blockchain into active smart cities projects in Central Macedonia: Municipality of Katerini
3) Reimagining urban logistics: Assessing the specific value of distributed ledger technologies, DLTs for urban mobility
4) Reimagining data valorisation services: Improving citizens’ lives whilst also increasing urban services efficiency and exploring new economic models based on data valorization.
Launched in January 2020, TOKEN (Transformative Impact Of BlocKchain technologies in Public Services) is an EU funded project whose ultimate goal is to develop an experimental ecosystem to enable the adoption of distributed ledger technology and to test its value, via highly replicable use cases, as a driver for the transformation of public services. TOKEN has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Grant Agreement No. 825268
Twitter handle (s): https://twitter.com/TOKEN_EU