Building a shared agenda for decentralisation in Europe
During the afternoon session of a conference that took place in Brussels on Tuesday 17/2, some of us learned that there is currently an opportunity to produce a collaboratively written agenda for Europe on distributed architectures for decenteralised data management. At the political level the European Commission is currently tackling data-monopolies through conventional means but this is clearly not enough. For context, please read this post sumarising key discussions during the event: https://edgeryders.eu/en/blog/shaping-the-future-of-digital-social-innovation-in-europe-what
On 25/3/2015 a meeting will be held in Brussels during which a proposal for a large research program will be drafted and then sent to the member states to approve. In order to make the most of the opportunity, those of us who wish to see Europe move in this direction might do well to prepare a shared agenda for what we want to see in the proposal so that we are coherent and consistent. This group is where we are coordinating the work of collaboratively drafting such a proposal.
Even if the European Commission does not choose to implement our proposal- it will not be a waste. We would have done ourselves and our communities a service by articulating a shared agenda as this will make it easier to see where we can collaborate, p2p.