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 will pilot 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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Events

D-CENT event

Futurefest

FutureFest is a weekend of immersive experiences, compelling performances and radical speakers to explore and challenge perceptions of the future. he future. With its unique position as the UK’s innovation foundation, Nesta uses FutureFest to It gathers some of the planet’s most radical thinkers, makers and performers together to create an immersive experience of what the world might be like in decades to come.

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Shaping the Future of Digital Social Innovation in Europe

Over the last 18 months the European Commission has funded a pioneering study on Digital Social Innovation (DSI) in the context of the Digital Agenda lead by Nesta, the Waag Society, Esade and L’Institut de recherche et d’innovation. This event will present the results and key findings of the project. including recommendations from the research on, defining and understanding DSI, crowdmapping networks of DSI organisations in Europe and developing policy, funding and regulatory measures that can support the further growth of DSI.  Read more +

Latest on D-CENT Blog

Interview: Marco Sachy

Marco Sachy is the currency designer of the Dyne.org foundation, Ph.D Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Leicester School of Management. His research focuses on the nature of money, currency design and banking engineering in order to proactively expand the representational horizon and the modes of conducting the bottom-up resistance against the unfolding […]

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Interviewing Gunnar Grimsson

Gunnar Grimsson is the CEO of the Citizens Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in Reykjavik, Iceland. Citizens Foundation has developed the online open source e-democracy platform Your Priorities and has used it to promote online, democratic debate and increase citizens’ participation in their community in Iceland and worldwide. D-CENT interview: Gunnar Grimsson from D-CENT on […]

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Democracy makes itself at home online

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These are exciting times for new parties, like the UK’s UKIP, Germany’s Alternativ Deutschland, the True Finns and the Swedish Democrats, all of which are benefitting from anger and distrust directed against incumbent politicians and elites. Most are very traditional in their methods, but a few are radically reinventing how parties should work, and here […]

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  • Interview: Marco Sachy

    Marco Sachy is the currency designer of the Dyne.org foundation, Ph.D Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Leicester School of Management. His research focuses on the nature of money, currency design and banking engineering in order to proactively expand the representational horizon and the modes of conducting the bottom-up resistance against the unfolding violence of financial capitalism.

    Sachy works for Dyne.org in the D-CENT project doing research on Social Crypto Currencies and geo-localized market places.

  • Interview: Gunnar Grimsson

    Gunnar Grimsson is the CEO of the Citizens Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in Reykjavik, Iceland. Citizens Foundation has developed the online open source e-democracy platform Your Priorities and has used it to promote online, democratic debate and increase citizens’ participation in their community in Iceland and worldwide.

  • Interview: Stefano Lucarelli

    Stefano Lucarelli is Assistant Professor in the Political Economy at University of Bergamo, where he teaches International Monetary Economics and Economic Ethics. His interests include monetary theory of production, complementary currencies, financialization, knowledge-based economy and the history of economic thought. Mr. Lucarelli is one of the partners in the D-CENT project.

  • Interview: Pia Mancini

    Political Scientist Pia Mancini is the Director of Net Democracy, a foundation that proposes a space where citizens can meet to imagine, design and implement innovations on the political system that open up democracy’s bandwidth.

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