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

W3C TPAC and W3C20 symposium

TPAC 2014 brings together W3C Technical Groups, the Advisory Board, the TAG and the Advisory Committee for an exciting week of coordinated work.

On Wednesday, 29 October, the day will start with morning and afternoon of breakout sessions, and will be followed by W3C20 ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM themed “The Future of the Web”, an 800-person event and gala dinner open to TPAC participants and the general public. The symposium celebrates the 20th anniversary of the World Wide Web Consortium.

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FSCONS 2014

FSCONS, Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit, provides a meeting place where subjects covering society, culture and technology can be discussed and brought to life in peer discussions, without being confined to each particular subject area. The unique combination of topics creates a platform where cross-pollination between the areas can occur, and where new co-operations and thoughts can emerge which allows the participants to find new inspiration even from areas outside of their own.

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Latest on D-CENT Blog

Interviewing 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. D-CENT interview: Pia Mancini from D-CENT on Vimeo.

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Economic Forum panelists discussed local e-governments

Organized since 1992, the Economic Forum has become one of the most important economic events in Europe attended by political and business elites. The 24th Economic Forum was organised in Poland in the 2nd September – 4th September 2014. The event had six Plenary Sessions and more than 100 panel discussions, lectures, workshops and round table discussions. One […]

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Interviewing Birgitta Jónsdóttir

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic Poetician who is currently serving as a member of the Icelandic Parliament for the Pirate Party, and is one of the founders of the party. Birgitta is also the founder and Chairperson of the International Modern Media Institute (IMMI), one of the partners in the D-CENT project. Birgitta has worked […]

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    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.

  • Interview: Birgitta Jónsdóttir

    Birgitta Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic Poetician who is currently serving as a member of the Icelandic Parliament for the Pirate Party, and is one of the founders of the party. Birgitta is also the founder and Chairperson of the International Modern Media Institute (IMMI), one of the partners in the D-CENT project.

    Birgitta has worked as a volunteer and activist for various organizations including WikiLeaks, Saving Iceland, and Friends of Tibet in Iceland. She specializes in lawmaking for the 21st century.

     

  • Interview: Evan Henshaw-Plath

    Evan Henshaw-Plath was the first hire and lead developer of Odeo.com through the pivot to Twitter. From there he was architect at Yahoo Brickhouse where they built the social location platform, Fire Eagle. He’s spoken extensively on startups, software development, media, social change. Henshaw-Plath is one of the partners in the D-CENT project.

  • Interview: Davide Barillari

    Davide Barillari is a Certified IT Specialist working for IBM Global Services in Italy. Barillari is currently providing consultancy services at customer sites in banking sector, on WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. He is also the Regional Councilor for an anti-government political party Five Star Movement (M5S) in Lazio.

    Mr. Barillari was one of the panelists at the D-CENT launch event, organised on the 14th of March 2014 in London. His panel dived into new models of democracy.

  • Interview: Jon Kingsbury

    Jon Kingsbury leads an inter-disciplinary team at Nesta, UK, that designs, commissions and delivers multi-million pound innovation programmes that help the creative and digital economy. He opened the D-CENT launch event “Democracy reboot: Re-imagining democracy and currency in Europe” organised in March 2014 in London.

  • Interview: Hille Hinsberg

    D-CENT interviews Hille Hinsberg from PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies. Hinsberg is an expert of governance and civil society policy. She participated the D-CENT launch event “Democracy reboot: Re-imagining democracy and currency in Europe” organised in March 2014 in London.

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