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A new digital platform is created by applying Blockchain technology. With this platform, citizens can perform tasks for the municipality of Heerlen with a rewarding system. This digital platform contains 3 main features: a mobile application for citizens (to find tasks and commit to a task), a web application for entrepreneurs (to receive payments) and a municipal dashboard to upload and control tasks. These tasks for instance are maintaining a small piece of the urban space. The reward takes the form of a local digital currency, so that it can only be issued within the local economy of the municipality of Heerlen. It is important to note that although the idea originated from the perspective of the public space (while tasks that first mainly focus on maintenance), the concept should be applicable to several other domains (safety, prevention or care).

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Heerlen, The Netherlands Small sized cities (50k > 250k)
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Urban Innovative Actions
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2014-2020

The Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is a European Union initiative that provided funding to urban areas across Europe to test new and unproven solutions to urban challenges. The initiative had a total ERDF budget of €372 million for 2014-2020.

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