To make Europa sustainable, The EC DAA can really help out in mapping for us webentrepreneurs 'What Needs to be Done' for the long (30 years) mid (10years) and short (3years) run. We use them to make the Game Europa paper boardgame.
We need that.. Grasping a basic mental image of the real europa.
Arousing, Sharing, Connecting is invented, we only need to optimize it. The rise of incubators, social camps and tax break seed options is already a beautiful start.
The beauty of EC and DAA Nelie Kroes right here right now is that Europa is just getting out of puberty (If we count 1989 as it's birth), and entering the best entrepreneurial age (24-34 according to UK stats)
We are ready to play.
What's the concept?
Each incubator, social camp, webentrepreneur, webtool can tap into real European/regional challenges.
Play the Game. Real Game.
Having a local design contribution to a European/global challenge.
Like in a computer game, local teams collaborate and best practice is taken up in other parts of the game.
phase 1 : First we need to grasp that Europa can be sustainable in the long-mid-short run.
phase 2 : Than we turn this into a fun boardgame to play.
phase 3 : Than the boardgame themecards are real world design challenges.
It is not only making a 'board game', it is also using game principles in real world solutionist design.
What about a virtual second currency? Normal in computer games, but not yet in the real world. We all know it works, but how to design it into the real worlds so the IMF, Banks and you and me see instantly the benefits of it.
This can be a Game Europa / DAA design challenge. IF webentrepreneurs have a local succesful implementation of regional secondary currency, THAN EC/DAA will fund scaling it to other tryout regions.