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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D-CENT Event: Network democracy for a better city

- | 9:30-18:30
Venue: CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, C/Montalegre, 5 - 08001 Barcelona
D-CENT event

(Picture: Xavier Valls)

D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating next generation democracy tools and applications that are decentralised, privacy-aware, and enhance citizens’ rights. D-CENT is trying to change the decision-making processes and makes it easier for citizens and social movements to participate in the political process and change things.

On May 5th we will host the D-CENT event under the theme “Network democracy for a better city”. The event will take place in Barcelona at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

Registration & programme, information also in Spanish:

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International World Wide Web Conference

- | All day
Venue: Fortezza da Basso, Viale Strozzi, 1, 50123 Florence, Italy
D-CENT event

The annual World Wide Web Conference is the premier international forum to present and discuss progress in research, development, standards, and applications of the topics related to the Web. WWW 2015 will offer high quality technical activities, including research sessions, poster sessions, workshops, tutorials, demonstrations, an industry track, a developers track, panels, and a Ph.D. symposium. WWW 2015 is a great opportunity to share the latest insights of academic and industrial research.

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D-CENT event: Network democracy for a better city


Exciting news! We have set the date and preliminary agenda for the next D-CENT event. On May 5th, we will be hosting a conference in Barcelona which dives into Network democracy for a better city. Our plan is to inspire a great number of high-level policy makers, academics, activists, civic society organisations, and hackers to debate the future […]

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Open Knowledge Finland discusses the D-CENT potential to change democratic participation

Writers: Darryl Chamberlain & Francesca Bria (Nesta) Representatives of the groups involved in D-CENT met in London to share their experiences. Jaakko Korhonen of Open Knowledge Foundation Finland talked about D-CENT’s potential. What are you doing for D-CENT? I’ve been doing research and development work and design work, and have colleagues that are working on […]

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D-CENT Interview with Citizens Foundation

Editors: Darryl Chamberlain, Francesca Bria Citizens foundation promotes e-democracy and participatory budgeting in Iceland. Interviewing Róbert Bjarnason. What is the Citizens Foundation? We’re a non-profit that started after the Icelandic financial crisis in 2008, and we aim to increasing people’s influence in policy and government. All the banks went bankrupt, and there was a big decrease in […]

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