DECODE ran events across Europe to inform the development of the technology, our research and to promote the tools we create. This page lists events organised by the consortium and key speaking engagements of consortium members.

Past events

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Overview of the 2019 DECODE Symposium

Thursday 28th February 2019

In this workshop by artisan, educator and feminist hacker Larisa Blazic, participants are invited to explore ways to reclaim individual data rights and establish collective ownership over their data. The first in the series is a discursive exploration to address wider accessibility and an attempt to collectively visualise process through "example mapping".

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Info for DDDC workshop on 5th March

Multiple possible futures are pulsating in the present. In the context of surveillance capitalism and the growing algorithmic governance of society, various agents organize themselves and mobilize their resources so that tomorrow is as close as possible to what they want.


Monday 25th February 2019 to Thursday 28th February 2019

Mobile World Congress 2019 (also referred to as MWC 2019) is the single most important mobile technologies trade fair in the world. The congress represents the entire sector in four action-packed days. The upcoming edition of MWC will take place at Fira Gran Via from the 25th to the 28th of February. The organisers expect more than 107,000 trade visitors and 2400 exhibitors to attend.

Tuesday 18th December 2018

This workshop at the 10th Nexa Conference will discuss the role of urban digital commons in shaping the future governance of our cities, in the context of two ongoing projects: the Digital Open Urban Twin at the Future Urban Legacy Lab, and the H2020 project DECODE. 

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Data Governance and IoT Workshop - decide how and with whom to share your data!

Tuesday 16th October 2018 to Wednesday 17th October 2018

How can technology facilitate the transition from surveillance capitalism to an alternative project?

Thursday 21st June 2018

DECODE partners Waag hosted a full-day conference at WeMakeThe.City with inspiring keynote speakers, break-out sessions and panel discussion on Strategies for Inclusive Digital Transformation

Tuesday 19th June 2018

An unconferenced conference with over 50 public stack pioneers, during We Make The City festival in Amsterdam, to fix the broken internet.

Saturday 16th June 2018

The scope of BCNNow is to contribute to the public good and public participation by leveraging public and open data, privately donated data via the DECODE platform and also using private data in a responsible and privacy-aware way.

Friday 18th May 2018

The Black Box Bellagio is an unusual casino that won't take your money, but is after your freedom, integrity and private data instead. Play with the (un)fairness of expected values and chances, predicted risks, and giving up your identity. Disclaimer: The house always seems to win.

Monday 14th May 2018

This Amsterdam meetup was run by the Waag. It applied the values of the Tada manifesto to real-life case studies of data use in cities in workshop exercises with attendees.

Thursday 12th April 2018

The Black Box Bellagio is an unusual casino that won't take your money, but is after your freedom, integrity and private data instead.

Tuesday 30th January 2018 to Thursday 1st February 2018

Meeting of all DECODE consortium members in Amsterdam 

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Data commons & the city. How can we ensure that it’s us, the citizens, and not big tech-companies, who decide how our data is collected, stored and used? Is it possible to develop tools that enable individuals to collectively share personal information on their own terms? And if so, how do we design these tools?

Friday 15th December 2017

Project Co-ordinator was part of a panel focused on the 'Benefits of Blockchain in Cities'.

Monday 11th December 2017

Project Co-ordinator delivered the keynote address at Data Transparency Lab Conference. 

Monday 13th November 2017

Project Co-ordinator delivered a talk about the DECODE project.

Monday 13th November 2017 to Wednesday 15th November 2017

The DECODE team spoke at the Smart City Expo World Congress

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Interview with the Financial Times about the DECODE project.

Wednesday 30th August 2017 to Friday 1st September 2017

Project Co-ordinator spoke at two sessions during the My Data conference on human centric personal information management. 

Friday 4th August 2017 to Monday 7th August 2017

The DECODE team presented at SHA2017 in the Netherlands on the 6th of August.

Thursday 27th July 2017

A profile of Replikativ with @whilo in Amsterdam

Saturday 17th June 2017 to Sunday 18th June 2017

DECODE consortium members spoke about the project at Barcelona Maker Faire

Tuesday 27th June 2017 to Wednesday 28th June 2017

Commons Collaborative Economies: Procomuns 2017

Friday 26th May 2017

Connected to the DECODE and Col·lacy research projects, from Dimmons we organised this short seminar session about Blockchain and its connection to the Barcelona context, as well as the Commons Collaborative Economy.

Wednesday 10th May 2017

An interactive session which invited delegates from a range of disciplines to imagine future scenarios around how we produce, store, manage and use personal data. 

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 to Friday 5th May 2017

DECODE and Thoughtworks held an Inception Showcase event in May 2017.

Thursday 16th March 2017

Project Coordinator participated in a round table hosted by the Board of Journalists in Catalonia. 

Wednesday 8th February 2017 to Thursday 9th February 2017

In February 2017 the DECODE project began with a kick off meeting in Barcelona.

Tuesday 7th February 2017

DECODE Project Co-ordinator delivered an introductory presentation at the Data Sovereignty for the Collaborative Economy and CAPS InfoDay.