“On April 12th 2019 BDVA releases a Position Paper called “Towards a European Data Sharing Space: Enabling data exchange and unlocking AI potential“.
This position paper is meant to i) support the dialog among European and national policy makers, industry, research, public sector and civic society in the definition of a common roadmap for the development and adoption of a pan-European Data Sharing Space, and ii) guide public and private investments in this area in the next Multiannual Financial Framework.
The successful development and adoption of a pan-European data sharing space will mark a milestone in the evolution of the new data economy. The envisaged macro-level space can incorporate existing vertical, cross-sectoral, personal and industrial data spaces, offering services and experimentation opportunities to all stakeholders. It also needs to adhere to and promote European values, e.g., democracy, privacy safeguards and equal opportunities. These values can become the trademark of European data economy technologies, products and practices.
The paper extrapolates current trends to highlight opportunities in Europe for industry, private users (citizens), research and academia and the public sector, over the next decade. It also identifies and analyses foreseen technical and non-technical challenges (business, organizational, legal compliance and skills-related challenges) as well as specific challenges that need to be tackled in a coordinated manner at both national and regional levels.
Finally the paper includes a list of recommendations for the successful development, implementation and adoption of a European Data Sharing Space that i) allows new and existing vertical, cross-sectoral, personal and industrial data spaces to interoperate, ii) offers services and experimentation opportunities to all stakeholders, and iii) promotes European values.”