In a world where digital transformation is not just a goal but a necessity, Belgium steps up to the EU presidency with a visionary focus on blockchain technology. The country is setting a new course for the European Union with its commitment to developing a transnational blockchain infrastructure for the management of official documents. This move not only promises to bolster digital sovereignty within Europe but also signals a new era of secure, transparent governance.

The implications of Belgium’s blockchain initiative for BESIDE are profound. With the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) transitioning into Europeum, BESIDE’s curriculum and outcomes find direct application in the real world. The project is poised to contribute significantly to the foundational knowledge that will enable financial experts to utilize this new infrastructure effectively.

Belgium’s advocacy for a system to recognize self-taught digital skills resonates with BESIDE’s inclusive educational philosophy. The project’s aim is not just to educate but to empower, ensuring that every professional, irrespective of their formal qualifications, has the opportunity to contribute to and thrive in the digital economy.

As Belgium champions a robust, blockchain-based digital infrastructure and a more inclusive digital policy, the BESIDE project is at the forefront, ready to play a pivotal role in this digital revolution. We stand at the cusp of a new era where digital sovereignty and empowerment are not just concepts but palpable realities.

We invite you to become part of this transformation. Whether you are a financial professional seeking to expand your digital expertise or a vocational educator aiming to bring your curriculum into the future, the BESIDE project is your gateway. Visit to learn more, engage with our resources, and join a community at the heart of Europe’s digital transformation. Together, we can build a digitally sovereign and interconnected Europe.