BLockchain IN Government (BLING) aims to put government in the lead in exploring in this area to ensure the benefits go those who need it most and create new government-citizen user experiences. BLING provides a unique combination of public authorities, knowledge institutions and sme’s to jointly develop & test the concept of BC technology for public services deployment. BLING delivers pilots across a range of domains amongst which: Identity, Direct Democracyand Customer Services. BLING isn’t a tech project, it will accelerate the adoption and deployment of blockchain in the NSR to deliver the next generation smart services at lower costs.

Expected impact

The project will explore how BC can be used to expand democracy, efficiency, compliance, transportation and innovation practices in government. This will be done through a combination of theoretical and applied design experiments.

Theoretical perspectives

Agency theory, transaction cost economics, behavioral economics


Länsstyrelsen Skåne, Groningen, Antwerpen, Aalborg university, Hogeschool West-Flaanderen, Drente, Delft University of Technology, South East of Scotland Transportation partnership, Emmen,  BRG, Roeselare

SCDI participants

Juho Lindman (Lead), Johan Magnusson, Andreas Nilsson

Funding and timeline

InterReg, 2019-2021.