Skip to main content
Shaping Europe’s digital future logo

EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum

The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum facilitates dialogue between decision makers, thought leaders, and the blockchain community.

Fostering dialogue and knowledge

The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum’s goal is to create a community to discuss and highlight key developments of blockchain technology and strengthen partnerships in Europe and beyond. It is committed to enhancing the understanding of the blockchain technology, its applications and the larger economic ecosystems in which it can play an important role.

The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum’s mission is, among other things, to: 

  • map key initiatives in Europe and beyond;
  • monitor developments, analyse trends and address emerging issues;
  • serve as a global knowledge hub on blockchain;
  • create an attractive and transparent forum for sharing expert information and opinions;
  • promote European actors while fostering engagement with the global blockchain community;
  • represent a major communication opportunity for Europe to set out its vision and ambition on the international scene;
  • inspire common actions based on specific use-cases;
  • make recommendations on the role the EU could play in accelerating blockchain innovation and adoption.

How to get more information and get involved

The Observatory interacts with the community in a number of different ways, including through workshops, an interactive online blockchain map, working groups, reports and an online forum.

Latest

DIGIBYTE |
The Commission’s European Innovation Council awards €5 million to blockchain solutions for social innovations

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Prize on Blockchains for Social Good has awarded €5 million to six winners selected in a call to identify scalable, deployable and high-impact blockchain solutions for societal challenges. The winning solutions propose blockchain applications for fair trade and circular economy, increasing transparency in production processes and quality information, improving accountability and contributing to financial inclusion and renewable energy.

DIGIBYTE |
Hungary joins the European Blockchain Partnership

On 18 February 2019, Hungary became the 29th country to sign the Declaration creating a European Blockchain Partnership. The declaration was signed by Mr László György, Minister of State for Economic Strategy and Regulation, Ministry for Innovation and Technology, in the presence of Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General for the European Commission’s Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT).

DIGIBYTE |
Liechtenstein joins the European Blockchain Partnership

On 1 February 2019, the Principality of Liechtenstein signed the Declaration joining the European Blockchain Partnership, thus becoming the 28th country in the Partnership. The declaration was signed by Sabine Monauni, Ambassador of Liechtenstein, in the presence of Gerard de Graaf, Director for Digital Single Market at the European Commission.

Related Content

Big Picture

Blockchain Strategy

The EU wants to be a leader in blockchain technology, becoming an innovator in blockchain and a home to significant platforms, applications and companies.

See Also

Blockchain standards

The European Commission takes an active role in the blockchain standards community, engaging and working closely with all relevant bodies around the world.

European Blockchain Partnership

The European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) is an initiative to develop an EU strategy on blockchain and build a blockchain infrastructure for public services.