D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment. Together with the citizens and developers, we are creating a decentralised social networking platform for large-scale collaboration and decision-making.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 610349

D-CENT for you

For users

We build solutions together with users. D-CENT offers a privacy-aware, open source and non-commercial alternative for social movements, civic innovators, and civil society groups. We run pilots in Spain, Iceland and Finland.

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For developers

We invite developers to work with us. D-CENT develops an easy-to-use, open, modular and decentralised platform to build privacy-aware applications. We call for developers, hackers and open source activists around Europe to help us.

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Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit

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Venue: Gothenburg University Faculty of Arts (Humanisten), Renströmsgatan 6, Gothenburg, Sweden
D-CENT event

FSCONS (Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit) tries to bridge the gap between software and cultural freedom. It provides a meeting place where subjects covering society, culture and technology can be discussed and brought to life in peer discussions. This year’s programme includes a keynote from Birgitta Jónsdóttir, poetician and activist in the Icelandic Parliament for the Pirate Party, and chairperson of the International Modern Media Institute, one of the D-CENT partners.

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Latest on D-CENT Blog

On Freecoin, Blockchains and the future of money: an interview with Jaromil

Freecoin overview

Article by Francesca Bria and Elettra Bianchi Dennerlein. The original article was published at the Nesta website.  Denis Roio (aka Jaromil) is a researcher in philosophy of technology, artist and software artisan whose creations are endorsed by the Free Software Foundation. He has been involved in Bitcoin since the early days and since 2000 he […]

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Digital identity ecosystems in the context of Big data and mass surveillance

Article by Francesca Bria and Elettra Bianchi Dennerlein. The original article was published at the Nesta website. During the last few years, the internet economy has been mainly developing using a business model that offers services for free to the end users, but at the same time creates profits by mining, aggregating, and selling personal and social […]

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CAPS2015: Gareth Rogers’ interview


Gareth Rogers, technology lead for D-CENT at Thoughtworks, was interviewed at the CAPS2015, the annual international event on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS). The conference was organised on the 8th of July 2015 in Brussels.

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