External Events

Blockchain Horizons

Darmstadt, 22 May 2024

The INATBA Academic Advisory Board is proud to announce the 1st edition of Blockchain Horizons, INATBA’s academic and R&D forum, bringing you a full day of visionary conversations about the future impact of blockchain technology.

The event will explore blockchain’s potential across various sectors, including information technology, health, transport, finance, education, governments, and democracy, with a strong focus on research and academic activities.

The forum aims to bring together global experts to present and discuss the latest research in the DLT space and put forward an actionable strategy and recommendations for advancing sustainable global adoption and the real-world impact of DLT in various sectors.

At the same time, the purpose is to encourage collaboration between researchers and businesses to realise the applicability of the latest research in the real world.

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INATBA Gala Awards

Brussels, 30th January 2024

On 30th January 30, 2024, INATBA – International Association for Trusted Blockchain Application will host its Awards Gala at the historic Autoworld in Brussels. The event will shine a spotlight on exceptional companies and initiatives that have made significant contributions across eight key domains:

  • Crypto assets
  • Corporate innovation
  • DeFi
  • Learning and awareness
  • Multiverse
  • ReFi
  • Public sector innovation
  • Sustainable innovation

The Gala will not only be a platform for recognizing the achievements of the award winners but also an occasion to gain insights from Mathieu Michel, Belgium State Secretary for Digitization, who will deliver a keynote speech, sharing valuable perspectives on the pivotal role of emerging technologies in shaping the future of industry, economy, and innovation in Europe.

Furthermore, since CHAISE has been nominated among the most exciting projects for 2024, we will find out during the Gala whether it has won the INATBA Awards in the Learning and Awareness category. More than just a celebration of blockchain’s advancements, the Gala underscores INATBA’s commitment to a greener and more sustainable future.

By aligning technological innovations with environmental responsibility, the event will represent a reaffirmation of INATBA’s dedication to fostering positive change in the industry.

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Mastering Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technologies – Three emerging job profiles

Wien, 7th December 2023, 18:00 – 20:00

DLT Austria, the Austrian Association for the Sustainable Promotion of Distributed-Ledger-Technologies, is hosting a conference to delve into emerging job roles related to blockchain. With the increasing adoption of blockchain technology across various sectors, there is a crucial need for skilled professionals who can understand and utilize this technology effectively.

To address the growing need for blockchain experts in Europe, CHAISE, the Alliance for Blockchain Skills, has created an online course, accessible on the Thinkific MOOC platform, aimed at tackling the mismatches in Blockchain Skills and training specialized professional profiles, identified in the Blockchain skills needs and demand analysis conducted by CHAISE.

The event will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the CHAISE project and explore its MOOC course. Specifically, they will discover the course’s specialization paths and examination procedures. Additionally, attendees will get to know more about the Australian Public Service Blockchain (Data Certification Service), including its vision and objectives.

An interactive Q&A session is scheduled, encouraging discussions that aim to deepen comprehension and stimulate collaboration among participants.

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DeImp23 Conference

Berlin, 8th December 2023

The DeImp23 conference, organised by BerChain and positiveblockchain.io, serves as a dynamic platform to bring together innovators in the blockchain and web3 space and showcase ground-breaking solutions that drive sustainable transformation.


The event explored key topics such as climate action, ReFi, digital inclusion, and governance, providing a comprehensive overview of the potential impact of these technologies.














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IMCL – International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning 

Thessaloniki, 9-10 November 2023

During the IMCL -International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning held in Thessaloniki, between 9-10/11/2023, a paper on the CHAISE Blockchain skills digital course was presented by Mr Dimitris Kiriakos, from YPAITHA / DIEK Aigaleo, entitled: “CHAISE: Empowering Europe with Blockchain Skills through a Multilingual Mobile-Enabled MOOC Platform” by Dimitrios Kiriakos, from the University of West Attica, Dimitrios Kotsifakos, from University of Piraeus, Parisa Ghodous, from University of Lyon I and Yannis Psaromiligkos, from the University of West Attica.

The paper focuses on the European Sector Skills Alliance program, CHAISE (A Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Blockchain Skills Development), designed to meet the increasing demand for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) skills in Europe. The program aims to develop an innovative 5-semester Blockchain Vocational Education and Training (VET) program in eleven EU languages, addressing both technical and non-technical skill requirements. One of the key aspects of CHAISE is the creation of a comprehensive Blockchain training program that caters to diverse skill needs, including technical, non-technical, and cross-disciplinary competencies. This paper highlights the unique approach of CHAISE, which integrates a mobile-enabled Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform, ensuring accessibility and convenience for learners. The MOOC platform developed as part of CHAISE facilitates mobile learning, enabling students to access educational resources and participate in learning activities using their mobile devices. The research explores the design and implementation of the mobile-enabled CHAISE MOOC platform, analysing its features and functionalities that support mobile learning. The platform offers interactive modules, quizzes, practical exercises, and collaboration tools optimized for mobile devices. This ensures a seamless and engaging learning experience for students, fostering active participation and knowledge retention.

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4th Paris Blockchain Summit 

Paris, 25th November 2023

CHAISE project is happy to be among the partners of the 4th edition of the Paris Blockchain Summit.

This summit promises to be an exceptional gathering of blockchain enthusiasts, experts, innovators, and investors from around the globe.

What to Expect:

Innovative Discussions: Paris Blockchain Summit IV will host a series of engaging panel discussions, keynotes, and workshops that explore the latest trends, developments, and innovations in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newcomer, you’ll find valuable insights and inspiration.

Networking Opportunities: During the extensive networking sessions, connect with industry leaders, start-ups, and fellow attendees. Forge partnerships, exchange ideas, and build relationships that can shape the future of blockchain technology.

Start-up Showcase: Discover some of the most promising blockchain start-ups at Start-up Showcase. Witness live demos, interact with founders, and explore investment opportunities.

Investor Pitch Sessions: If you’re an investor, attend the pitch sessions, where start-ups will compete for funding. Witness first-hand the innovations that could transform the blockchain landscape.

Paris Blockchain Summit IV is the ideal platform to deepen your understanding of blockchain technology, connect with industry peers, and explore investment opportunities in this rapidly evolving space.

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SEEDA-CECNSM 2023: 8th South-East Europe Design Automation, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks and Social Media Conference

Piraeus,10-12 November 2023

The 8th South-East Europe Design Automation, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks and Social Media Conference (SEEDA-CECNSM 2023), in its 8th year, provided an insight into the unique world of technology, stemming from the interaction between the fields of computer engineering, networks and design automation (DA).

SEEDA-CECNSM 2023 provided an international technical forum for experts from the engineering industry and academia to exchange ideas, and innovations, and present the results of ongoing research in the most state-of-the-art areas.

This year, the special focus was on the challenging issues related to all the opportunities of computer engineering, networks and design automation in the era of the integration of Machine Learning Techniques, the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems.

The CHAISE Blockchain Skills digital course available on the Thinkific MOOC platform was presented at the conference.

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Webinar: Blockchain Education & Standardisation: Navigating (beyond) the European landscape

Online, 10 November 2023, 10:30 – 12:15

By creating trust in data in ways that were not possible before, blockchain has the potential to revolutionize how we share information and carry out transactions online. The European Commission’s strategy is designed to meet these goals, particularly in terms of trust, transparency, and decentralization.

Education in blockchain technology is essential for individuals and organizations looking to understand, adopt, and work with blockchain systems and to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to understand, adopt, and leverage this transformative technology effectively. Such ambitious objectives are the foundation of the European Blockchain Strategy.

Reinforcing European values, ethics, and policies, for sustainability (incl. green deal), technological sovereignty in blockchain/DLT Standardisation through education and training initiatives: SEEBLOCKS.eu aims to address the challenge influencing the future blockchain ecosystem with EU inputs linked to EU values.

In this webinar, we will present you the next steps of the project in this direction, leveraging our experience in research on ICT Standardisation, but also pointing out the key factor of education in Standardisation (and policy-related aspects), with the support of authoritative speakers from EU initiatives, associations, and organisations.

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EU Blockchain Week 2023

Ljubljana, 6 – 7 October 2023

Following recent developments in the field of blockchain/DLT, the event will focus on very interconnected topics.

The conference is organized in cooperation of EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, Digital Innovation Hub Blockchain for Trusted Data Ecosystems, the Ministry of the Economy, Tourism and Sport, Slovenia, and Technology Park Ljubljana.

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WEAI Conference 2023

San Diego, 2 – 6 July 2023

The Western Economic Association International (WEAI) 98th Annual Conference is an annual large-scale prestigious internationally renowned economics conference.

The event is sponsored by the American Economic Association (AEA) and The University of Chicago Press journals.

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Blockchain-In-Use Conference 2023 at Berlin Blockchain week

14 September 2023, 14:00 – 19:30

This event presented how Blockchain technology has revolutionized and is still changing industries across the the globe.

Organised by BerChain, with contribution from INATBA from CHAISE partnership.

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Can Europe cater for the skill needs of digitalising industries?

18 May 2022, 11:00 – 12:30 CEST

This event presented Europe’s digital skills panorama and untapped opportunities. One session was dedicated to blockchain skills and the CHAISE project.

Organised by DIGITALEUROPE, with contribution from DHBW Karlsruhe & ESRI from the CHAISE partnership.

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1st Blockchain Conference 2022: Unlocking Blockchain

21 June 2022

The 1st Blockchain Conference was organized by Insurance Innovation in Thessaloniki. The conference addressed blockchain technologies and the new world of cryptocurrencies.

The Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs introduced CHAISE to the audience.

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SP2I’2022: 2nd International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Intelligent Infrastructures

23-26 August 2022

The SP2I 2022 workshop aims at collecting the most relevant ongoing research efforts in the field of privacy and security in Intelligent Infrastructures.

The CHAISE partnership will be represented by the University of Tartu

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Blockchain Forum at BPM 2022

13-15 September 2022

The International Conference on Business Process Management can be seen as the most established meeting place for international BPM researchers, attracting several hundred enthusiasts each year. This year’s conference will take place in Münster, Germany.

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Blockchain Skills Conference

1 June 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 IST

The focus of this online conference, organised by ESRI, was to analyse the demand and supply of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) skills.

The conference was organised in association with CHAISE, Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit) and Blockchain Ireland’s Education, Skills and Innovation Working Group.

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