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Distributed Global Financial Systems for Society

Objective

The DOLFINS project addresses the global challenge of making the financial system better serve society by placing scientific evidence and citizens participation at the centre of the policy process in finance. The project strives to give scientific evidence and citizens participation central roles in the policy process concerning finance. DOLFINS will focus on two crucial and interconnected policy areas that will shape the public debate in the coming 5 years: How to achieve financial stability and how to facilitate the long-term investments required by the transition to a more sustainable, more innovative, less unequal and greener EU economy. The expected impact is to achieve crucial advances in reshaping the policy process to overcome the financial and political crisis faced by the EU. We will deliver quantitative tools to evaluate policies aiming to tame systemic risk and to foster sustainable investing. The tools will be based on fundamental research combining network models and algorithmic game theory with broader economic insights. This approach can provide a more satisfactory understanding of credit, risk and sustainable investments in an interconnected world. We will investigate how to engage citizens in the early stage of the policy making process and will develop evidence-based narratives in order to better shape policies in the public interest. To this end, our project will take advantage of semantic web technologies, big data and ICT in general. Given the highly technical nature of key issues in finance, we will explore how ICT and art can facilitate citizens’ engagement through innovative narratives, leading to better coordinated actions of stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/game theory
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/semantic web
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data

Call for proposal

H2020-FETPROACT-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (15)

SCUOLA IMT (ISTITUZIONI, MERCATI, TECNOLOGIE) ALTI STUDI DI LUCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Piazza San Ponziano 6
55100 Lucca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GCF - GLOBAL CLIMATE FORUM EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Neue Promenade 6
10178 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
LONDON CENTRE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
South Street 35A Mayfair
W1K 2XF London
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75337 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Berliner Strasse 130
14467 Postdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 133 153,75
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE YOUNG FOUNDATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 781,25
Address
Victoria Park Square 18
E2 9PF London
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIGMA ORIONIS SA

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 50 646,74
Address
Route Des Dolines 1240 Buropolis Sophia Antipolis
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FINANCE WATCH AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Rue Ducale 67 B3
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
PLUSVALUE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 149 218,75
Address
9 Perseverance Works Kingsland Road
E2 8DD London
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 116 846,25
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments