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Decentralised Citizens Owned Data Ecosystem

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732546

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 987 673,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 987 673,75

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT MUNICIPAL D'INFORMATICA DE BARCELONA

Spain

Objective

Today’s Internet is becoming increasingly centralised, slowing innovation and challenging its potential to revolutionise society and the economy in a pluralistic manner. DECODE will develop practical alternatives through the creation, evaluation and demonstration of a distributed and open architecture for managing online identity, personal and other data, and collective governance in a citizen-friendly and privacy-aware fashion. Strong digital rights that makes it possible for data subjects to determine access rights to their information through flexible entitlements and open standard-based agreements regarding data governance (on the model of Creative Commons licenses) will be woven into the technological architecture.

DECODE will increase digital sovereignty of European citizens by enabling them to produce, access and control their data and exchange contextualised information in real-time, and in a confidential, and scalable manner. DECODE will develop a modular privacy-aware IoT hub with a free and open source operating system backed by a state of the art blockchain infrastructure supporting smart-contracts and privacy protections.

The architecture will be demonstrated through four pilots in Barcelona and Amsterdam, in the field of digital democracy, citizen sensing, and collaborative economy. The pilots will be run with the active involvement of social entrepreneurs, hackers, and makers. Innovators will be able to build solutions on top of the platform through hackathons and open challenges, while ensuring their security, resilience and privacy preserving qualities. This aims to create a decentralised innovation ecosystem that will attract a critical mass able to shift the current centralised data-driven economy towards a decentralised, sustainable and commons-based economy. DECODE puts agency and data control in the hands of citizens, to improve citizens’ well-being and society for the collective benefit of all.

Coordinator

INSTITUT MUNICIPAL D'INFORMATICA DE BARCELONA

Address

Avenida Diagonal 220/2
08018 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 484 582,36

Participants (14)

THOUGHTWORKS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 700 853,14

NESTA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 451 702

STICHTING DYNE. ORG

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 666 750

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 305 312,50

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 241 185

ARDUINO AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 168 750

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 185 125

STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 355 782,50

FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 317 312,50

THINGFUL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 312 500

FUNDACIO EURECAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 320 187,50

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 186 000

GEMEENTE AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 92 500

DRIBIA DATA RESEARCH SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 199 131,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732546

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 987 673,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 987 673,75

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT MUNICIPAL D'INFORMATICA DE BARCELONA

Spain