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.

community ownership of social data security and privacy by design open standards mass scalability access to knowledge and open source
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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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Events

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The Web We Want Festival

- | All day
Venue: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
D-CENT event

Web We Want is a major festival spanning Sep 2014 – May 2015 that looks at the extraordinary impact the web has had on individuals, governments and societies at large. Next festival weekend will be held in May 28-31 2015. On the 30th of May, D-CENT will participate a panel about Digital Governments, together with Michael Sani, Tom Loosemore and Tom Chatfield.

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Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2015

- | 8:30-17:00
Venue: Otakaari 1, Aalto University Campus, Espoo, Finland
D-CENT event

The conference will discuss the implementation of the Dublin Declaration and topics such as student entrepreneurship, open innovation digital platforms, regional information modelling and digitalized services. The two-day event will bring together thought leaders to share their Open Innovation findings in the practice. The industrial and socio-economic aspects will be strongly presented. Read more +

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The D-CENT Freecoin Toolchain

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Writer: Marco Sachy, Dyne.org The experimentation on the Digital Social Currency Pilots in D-CENT can be conceived as an open-source approach to decentralized complementary currency design, which becomes ever more relevant where pilot communities are already actively designing tools for collective engagement and decision making on monetary economic matters affecting their communities. D-CENT is going to prototype […]

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Designing digital democracy: a short guide

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Writer: Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive at Nesta. The original article was published in the Nesta blog. I’ve written quite a few blogs and pieces on digital technology and democracy – most recently on the relevance of new-style political parties. [1] Here I look at the practical question of how parliaments, assemblies and governments should choose the right […]

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Network Democracy for a better city Barcelona 5th May

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D-CENT’s Network Democracy for a better city event was organised in the 5th of May in Barcelona. The event explored how politics and political participation can be reinvented with concrete proposals to devolve greater control and power to citizens. We also presented network democracy tools and ideas for real participatory cities of the XXI century. The […]

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