Blockchain for Social Good Learning Academy

30th Jan 2019

On January 30th 2019, the Blockchain for Social Good Learning Academy will be held in Turin, at the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, one of the first initiatives that attracts innovators from all over Europe to discuss the possible applications of blockchain technology in the social sphere.

Following the Blockchain for Social Good event held in December 2017, Nesta Italia, together with Nesta, DSI4EU and with the support of the European Commission, wants to continue to research and support the various solutions that use this technology to generate a positive impact in Europe by using the Blockchain for Social Good Learning Academy as a platform to exchange experiences and best practices.

The goal of the Blockchain for Social Good Learning Academy is to create a space for professionals who see a strong social value in blockchain technologies. The Academy aims to provide not only the opportunity to explore how blockchain technologies can be used to address social challenges in Europe, but also the tools to implement the various blockchain for social good solutions.

The Academy will have a strong focus on blockchain solutions in the fields of:

  • Agriculture
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Digital identity
  • Energy, Climate and Environment
  • Financial inclusion
  • Health
  • Land rights
  • Philanthropy, Aid and Donors
  • Education
  • Human rights

The Blockchain for Social Good Learning Academy will offer a one-day program with international speakers, workshops, networking opportunities, and practical sessions. Due to limited places, we invite you to express your interest in attending the Academy using the following form. We will contact you to confirm your place at the Academy in the first week of January.

Agenda: 

  • 09.30-10.00 Welcome & Agenda
  • 10.00-10.20 Blockchain for Social Good Prize
    Fabrizio Sestini, Senior Expert for Digital Social Innovation, European Commission DG CONNECT
  • 10.20-11.20 Experiences of Social European Innovators
    Puria Nafisi Azizi, Dyne.org
    Joseph Thompson, CEO, AID:Tech
    Susana Nascimento, Policy Analyst and Researcher, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  • 11.20-11.40 Blockchain for good – opportunities and challenges
    Simona Bielli, Head of Programmes, Nesta Italia
  • 11.40-12.00 Coffee Breaks
  • 12.00-13.00 Blockchain as a catalyst for social, economic and environmental impact,
    Sally Eaves, CEO, Sustainable Asset Exchange
  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00-14.20 Data Protection
    Marco Ciurcina, Avvocato, StudioLegale.it
  • 14.20-15.20 Working groups led by blockchain experts
    (working group simultaneously): Governance, Protocols, Data protection, Trust
    Puria Nafisi Azizi, Dyne.org
    Joseph Thompson, CEO, AID:Tech
    Marco Ciurcina, Avvocato, StudioLegale.it  
  • 15.20-15.40 Coffee Break
  • 15.40-16.40 Working groups led by blockchain experts
    (working group simultaneously): Governance, Protocols, Data protection, Trust
    Puria Nafisi Azizi, Dyne.org
    Joseph Thompson, CEO, AID:Tech
    Marco Ciurcina, Avvocato, StudioLegale.it
  • 16.40-16.55 Wrap Up
  • 16.55-17.05 Conclusions
  • 17.05-18.00 Networking session