12 MARCH 2024 - Lille, France

Blockchain and European public transformation
Identity, diploma, competences: developing digital sovereign commons

About The Event

This conference will offer participants an informed and independent view of current developments in blockchain technologies in a European public and private sector in search of sovereignty and digital sobriety, in particular in higher education and research.

The morning will present the strategy of the European Digital Decade and the French Digital strategy in higher education, after the torch will have been passed by Jean-Jacques Quisquater (Pierre Boulet, Vice-President for Digitisation of the University of Lille), then the ideas and deliverables of Blockchain technologies in educational context (Perrine de Coëtlogon, EBSI French national contact point), followed by the EBSI-VECTOR project for self-sovereign identity, education and social security (Daniël Du Seuil, SSI Convenor in EBSI, Belgian). The Education use case will be analysed in the light of the Bologna Process and the digitisation of the Erasmus programme (Marie-Pierre Chalimbaud, Digital Counselor, French Erasmus).

Higher education must also address the need for blockchain research and courses with a research notebook in law, tax, finance and management (Wilfrid Azan, Lumière Lyon 2) and the CHAISE_EU Alliance project provides for a proposal of European strategy in informatics (Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu, Estonia, Parisa Godhous, University Lyon 1 [on distance].

The afternoon will provide you with high level technical presentations with pedagogical explanation:

    • the digital diploma in the NeuroTechEU Alliance (Kathleen O’Connor, coordination of International Networks at the University of Lille) ;

    • latest developments taken by GAIA-X (Pierre Gronlier, CTO GAIA-X AISBL), [on distance from Darmstadt] ;

    • in particular in the domain Education and skills (Matthias de Bièvre, CEO Prometheus-X) [on distance from Darmstadt] ;

    • position of Docaposte in Gaia-x/GXFS-FR Return on experience on SSI (Yves-Marie Pondaven) ;

    • Digital Credentials Consortium, verifiable credentials and decentralised identifiers (Kerri Lemoie, Digital Credentials Consortium) ;

    • Alliance Blockchain France, stakeholders of EBSI and builders of French nodes, including : Olivier Senot (Docaposte), Antoine Maisonneuve (Orange Business Service), Christine Hennebert (CEA Leti, [on distance]), Nicolas Muller (Talao), Sophie Grosjean (APPI [on distance]), Luc Jarry-Lacombe (BCdiploma), Marc Durand (General Secretary) ;

    • Deliverables of the Cyber Campus – Crypto Assets, Jean-Loïc Mugnier (IPSProtocol) ;

    • Blockchain for Good (Jacques-André Fines-Schlumberger, Independent Researcher, Operational Director) ;

    • German IDunion initiative (Axel Küpper, TU Berlin).

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Information and registration on the event website: Free for all University of Lille staff and NeuroTechEU participants, €50 for other participants, €1,500 including VAT for partners with a stand and three participants + logo on the event website.