Author: claire

The EU must develop new policies for the data economy

By Anna Björk, Johannes Mikkonen, and Atte Ojanen, Demos Helsinki

The European Union’s focus on digitalisation

Digitalisation, continuously in progress, transforms the very fundamental structures of our economies and societies. On September 15, 2021, the European Commission published its State of the Union and, along with it, a Path to the Digital Decade. The EU wants “to be digitally sovereign in an open and interconnected world, and to pursue digital policies that empower people and businesses to seize a human centred, sustainable and more prosperous digital future”. This positioning is yet another opening for the Commission, and the EU as a whole, to link digitalisation with the sustainable green transition.

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Ecosystems and anti-rival goods: Continuous education

In June, Esko Hakanen and Martin Moravek served as guest lecturers in the course, “CAS Crypto Finance & Cryptocurrencies: How Blockchain and Bitcoin are Changing Business” at
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Esko and Martin presented to an audience on the difficulties of data markets in contrast to “traditional” businesses, the possibilities of ATARCA to address these challenges, and the Streamr project.

View the presentations here and here. Feel free to contact ATARCA if you have questions on these presentations!

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 964678. The content of this website does not represent the opinion of the European Union, and the European Union is not responsible for any use that might be made of such content.