The fifth CHAISE newsletter is available

Find out about the latest news of the CHAISE project.

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Our latest result & updates

The CHAISE partnership has finalised its blockchain skills online course, now available on the Thinkific MOOC platform! The accomplishment has been driven by a comprehensive analysis of the supply and demand of blockchain skills, conducted by the CHAISE partnership, which also contributed to the harmonisation of professional requirements and skills recognition for blockchain specialists at EU level.

CHAISE MOOC: Mastering Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

The CHAISE Blockchain Skills online course is available! It has been designed to provide a solid foundation for both students looking to pursue a career in the blockchain industry and professionals in the tech world who want to upskill or enhance their existing knowledge in blockchain technology. The course consists of 12 modules and includes practical exercises as well as video lessons provided by industry professionals who guide users through the fundamentals of blockchain. Don't miss it! From September 18th to October 15th, course participants will have the opportunity to request and receive support from the instructors who developed the online course through the Thinkific MOOC platform. Register now!

Annual report with Blockchain Skills Forecasts (2023)

This report is the outcome of our yearly analysis of the European Blockchain labour market. CHAISE applied its skills forecasting model to identify the current supply and demand for blockchain skills and predict which skills will be in high demand in the future for blockchain occupational profiles, also identifying emerging sectoral development trends. Discover the forecast!

Blueprint of a VET qualification on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

The Blueprint provides a roadmap for qualification and accreditation bodies, qualifications experts, VET providers, VET trainers, and curricula designers in the ICT field on how to implement occupational profiles identified by CHAISE, namely Blockchain Developer, Blockchain Architect, and Blockchain Manager. Furthermore, the report aims to contribute to the harmonization of occupational requirements and recognition of skills for Blockchain specialists at European Union level. Read the full document.

Contribute & support our results

How to engage with the Blockchain community? Discover how you can contribute to the CHAISE activities and support us in achieving our goals!

Join the CHAISE Alliance

As the Sector Alliance for Blockchain Skills, CHAISE expanded its horizons and welcomed interested organizations to join the alliance and actively participate in and enhance CHAISE's results. Organisations that join the Alliance will have the possibility to contribute to CHAISE workstreams and to showcase their work on CHAISE website. To become Associated partners, organisations are required to formalize their commitment by signing a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC). Discover here the organisations that have joined so far. Join us!

Sign our Statement of Support

CHAISE invites Blockchain stakeholders from across Europe to acknowledge the identified emerging occupational profiles in the Blockchain field and to contribute to the advancement of the project’s objectives to reinforce education in digital competences by signing a Statement of Support. By recognizing the results, stakeholders will contribute to providing clearer description of the different blockchain roles and possible educational approach, thus contributing to a joint effort to fulfil the growing needs of the blockchain sector. Sign here.

Assess the CHAISE impact

Our number one goal is to make sure that the CHAISE outputs are used by and benefit to a wide number of stakeholders! Thus, CHAISE has launched a survey to measure the current and anticipated adoption and utilization of CHAISE outputs. The survey specifically targets organisations that are either currently using or planning to incorporate Blockchain/DLT into their operations, as well as IT professionals, sector representatives, social partners, academics, researchers, and industry experts. The input received through this survey will help us assess the impact achieved and evaluate the practicality and effectiveness of the outcomes produced by the project. Take the survey

CHAISE consortium partners in the spotlight

In this edition, get to know more about the ESRI, INDUSTRIA and INATBA.


The mission of the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is to advance evidence-based policymaking that supports economic sustainability and social progress in Ireland. ESRI researchers apply the highest standards of academic excellence to challenges facing policymakers, focusing on areas of critical importance to 21st Century Ireland. In addition to publishing policy reports, the ESRI frequently publishes in high-rank international journals, such as Oxford Economic Papers, World Development, and Journal of Economic Surveys. For the CHAISE project, the ESRI is WP3 leader on developing a Forecasting Framework for the Anticipation of Future Blockchain Skill Needs in the EU. The ESRI’s primary role is to lead WP3 to produce annual reports on Blockchain Skills Forecasting. Findings from their reports are used to inform the blockchain-relevant sectors and companies on blockchain skill developments, policy makers on blockchain skills supply, and the wider population on blockchain skills that are in demand. 


The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) was launched in 2019 by the European Commission. INATBA is a prominent advocate for blockchain and DLT adoption in Europe and worldwide. It holds a strong reputation for its influence with regulatory authorities and policymakers, notably contributing to regulatory frameworks like MICA, TFOR, eIDAS, and participating in projects such as CHAISE and the EU Pact for Skills. INATBA unites a diverse global community, including CEOs, CTOs, policy experts, and developers, working to foster blockchain adoption in various sectors. They bridge public and private entities to facilitate positive change in the blockchain ecosystem. INATBA actively participates in the CHAISE project, by collaborating with leading European stakeholders to tackle blockchain skills gaps and facilitate reskilling efforts. INATBA leverages its expertise and pan-European member experts to research the blockchain job market, critical skills, and training program design. Their Education Working Group focuses on raising awareness and researching blockchain education and skills training, making a substantial contribution to blockchain innovation and skills development in Europe.


INDUSTRIA is a global technology consulting, development, and ventures company with expertise in the field of enterprise blockchain and digital experience. As one of the official partners of R3, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform specifically designed for financial services, INDUSTRIA is implementing cutting-edge blockchain technologies and reshaping the fintech world. INDUSTRIA’s focus is providing permissioned blockchain solutions, such as Central Bank Digital Currencies, Electronic Bill of Lading, and Smart Legal Contracts. Their solutions apply to a wide range of industries and use cases to empower and modernise society. As a member of the CHAISE consortium, they are leading the maintenance of the sector collaboration in the long term and supporting the implementation of the project results on a national level.

Past and upcoming events & publications of the CHAISE consortium

The CHAISE consortium has selected its key events and publications to share with you.

The CHAISE paper presented at the 30th EuroSPI Conference

Giorina Maratsi from CHAISE partner ACQUIN e.V. was panellist at the 30th EuroSPI Conference, which took place on 30 August - 01 September 2023 in Grenoble. The event brought together academics and industry representatives to discuss results from systems, software and services process improvement and innovation projects in industry and research. By presenting the paper: "Developing a blueprint for vocational qualification of Blockchain specialists under the European CHAISE initiative" she addressed the need for creating harmonized occupational profiles in Blockchain and educational programs offered in the market that meet demand needs. Additionally, the conference was also an excellent opportunity to introduce attendants to the CHAISE blockchain skills online course available on the MOOC platform. Read the full paper

CHAISE at WEAI 98th Annual Conference in San Diego

Recently, Adele Whelan from ESRI participated as a speaker at the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) 98th Annual Conference in San Diego. The WEAI is an annual internationally renowned economics conference sponsored by the American Economic Association (AEA) and The University of Chicago Press journals. With her presentation "Forecasting Emerging Technologies: The Case of Blockchain Skills’, Adele had the opportunity to show to the public the results of CHAISE European Blockchain labour market analysis. With representatives from the global economics and finance community in attendance, the occasion provided an opportunity to receive feedback from international experts and editors of peer-reviewed economic journals worldwide. This feedback served to further validate CHAISE's research findings up to this point. 

CHAISE at Blockchain in Use Conference 2023

During the Berlin Blockchain Week, which occurred from September 8th to September 17th, CHAISE partner BerChain organised the Blockchain-In-Use Conference 2023. Several representatives from the CHAISE partnership participated in the conference as panelists. These panelists included Sebastian Becker and Mariana de la Roche Wills from INATBA and Santiago Abraham from BerChain. Their presentations focused on the obstacles hindering the widespread adoption of blockchain technologies and the current state of the sector. They also highlighted the significance of the CHAISE Consortium in addressing these challenges and emphasized its role in promoting blockchain education and bridging the future gap between the demand for and supply of blockchain professionals.

👥 Partners' corner 👥

Our network has plenty of interesting publications and opportunities! We wouldn't want you to miss them.

INATBA Digital Blockchain Week - 19-21 September

From September 19th to 21st, INATBA Digital Blockchain Week returns for its second edition, offering a unique platform for global blockchain enthusiasts, experts, policymakers, and industry leaders. The annual event features insightful panel discussions on topics including digital assets, identity, privacy, sustainability, regulation, and business. With diverse speakers from public and private sectors, it promotes collaboration and knowledge exchange, driving blockchain adoption for practical solutions and addressing industry challenges. Join the event for 3 full days of thought-provoking debates on the latest developments in the blockchain and related industries. Sign up here.

9th European Blockchain Convention - 24-26 October 2023

The 9th edition of the European Blockchain Convention, which will take place in Barcelona this October, will feature 300+ speakers across a variety of panels, keynotes, workshops and fire-side chats on the current state of blockchain, crypto, DeFi, NFTs, and Web 3. More information

EU Blockchain Trend Report - July 2023

The July Trend Report of the European Blockchain Observatory & Forum presents the latest developments in the Blockchain sector, analysing market trends, technological developments and updates on the legal and regulatory framework globally. Read the full report

What's next? 

We are about to enter the last year of the CHAISE project. Our main aim will be to grow our community and spread the CHAISE guidelines and learning materials via various events. Stay tuned!

The creation of these resources has been funded by the ERASMUS+ program of the European Union under grant no. 621646-EPP-1-2020-1-FR-EPPKA2-SSA-B. The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


INDUSTRIA is a global technology consulting, development, and ventures company with expertise in the field of enterprise blockchain, confidential computing, process automation, and digital experience. As one of the official partners of R3, we are implementing cutting-edge blockchain technologies and reshaping the fintech world.

At INDUSTRIA, we are focused on providing permissioned blockchain solutions, such as Central Bank Digital Currencies, Electronic Bill of Lading, and Smart Legal Contracts. Our solutions apply to a wide range of industries and use cases to empower and modernise society.

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