Project Details


Developing decentralised privacy aware tools

By Nesta

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Project Twitter: @dcentproject

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Organisation Twitter: @nesta_uk

  • Social Exclusion
  • Data
  • Internet
  • Open Source

D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment. The abbreviation D-CENT stands for Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies. Together with citizens and developers, they are creating a decentralised social networking platform for large-scale collaboration and decision-making. The organisation offers a privacy-aware, open source and non-commercial alternative for social movements, civic innovators, and civil society groups. 

Alongside the platform, the project also explores how communities might manage common goods and facilitate online exchange with Bitcoin-style digital social currencies. The project started in October 2013, has a multidisciplinary partnership from seven countries, and will run until May 2016. 

The organisation plans to pilot in Spain, Iceland and Finland.

Last updated: 28th of May, 2014

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