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#Blockchain4EU – Final Event
May 24 2018
Brussels
(BE)

The event Blockchain for Industrial Transformations will bring togehter Blockchain stakeholders, interested parties and high level policymakers.

The final event of #Blockchain4EU will take place on May 24 2018 at the Berlaymont (Schuman Room), Brussels.

Goals

The main goals of the event are to:

#Blockchain4EU project by the JRC explores the existing, emerging and potential applications based on Blockchain and other DLTs for industrial / non-financial sectors
May 24 2018

Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) are immutable, encrypted and timestamped databases, in which data is recorded, validated and replicated across a decentralised network of nodes.

A range of opportunities and challenges could emerge through such technologies that will potentially enable parties who are geographically distant, or have no particular trust in each other, to record, verify and share digital or digitised assets on a peer-to-peer basis with fewer to no intermediaries.

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111095
Authors: 
ROQUE MENDES POLVORA Alexandre
SOUSA LOURENCO Joana
Type:
Apr 01 2014
JRC published a paper that criticises the Ecological Footprint in the prestigious journal Ecological Indicators.
 
The main conclusions of JRC study are that:
  • The EF is inconsistent with its stated purpose of measuring demand on ecosystems.
  • The EF depends mostly from a dimensionally flawed energy emissions assessment.
  • The EF is optimistic at the global scale and policy-misleading at the local one.
  • One cannot accept EF’s flaws on the ground that the EF has n
The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following
The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following
Sep 25 2018
The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following.
May 19 2017
May 19 2017
Leuven
(BE)

Policy puzzles are topics for which economists have a clear policy prescription but where actual policies do not follow it.

In this workshop participants explored the reasons for this, whether economic prescriptions were wrong or there were peculiarities in the political decision mechanism to look at.

Wouter van der Wielen, from the JRC Fiscal Policy Analysis team, presented the set-up of the ongoing project "The impact of unemployment evolutions and uncertainty in fiscal forecasting".

The table below presents a ‘decalogue’ for the construction of a composite indicator, which has been rearranged and extended from the information contained in the 2008 OECD/JRC Handbook.

Science Areas:
Sep 22 2014

The 12th JRC Annual Seminar on Composite Indicators will be based on the lessons learnt from the JRC audits that were carried out on more than 60 well-known composite indicators, upon request of their developers.  The aims are:

Sep 22 2014
Sep 26 2014
Ispra
(IT)

The training will include a workshop where academics and JRC researchers will share their knowledge on composite indicators.

14th JRC Annual Training on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards
Nov 12 2015
Nov 13 2015
Ispra
(IT)

The training will offer the lessons learnt from the JRC assessments on more than 100 well-known composite indicators and scoreboards.

 

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