In the period 2021-2027, the Commission will invest in a High Impact Project on European data spaces and federated cloud infrastructures


The EU can become a leading role model for a society empowered by data to make better decisions -in business and the public sector. To fulfil this ambition, the EU can build on a strong legal framework – in terms of data protection, fundamental rights, safety and cybersecurity and its internal market with competitive companies of all sizes and varied industrial base. If the EU is to acquire a leading role in the data economy, it has to act now and tackle, in a concerted manner, issues ranging from connectivity to processing and storage of data, computing power and cybersecurity. Moreover, it will have to improve its governance structures for handling data and to increase its pools of quality data available for use and reuse.

EU, A European strategy for data.

[…] On the basis of this strategy, the Commission launches a comprehensive consultation on the specific measures that could be taken to keep the EU at the forefront of the data agile economy, while respecting and promoting the fundamental values that are the foundation of European societies. (Eu, A European strategy for data).

EU, A European strategy for data.

You are invited to read the document prior to completing the questionnaire” .

Link to consultation: https://ec.europa.eu/info/consultations_en?order_by_status=open&field_core_topics_target_id_entityreference_filter=All

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A European strategy for data


This Communication outlines a strategy for policy measures and investments to enable the data economy for the coming five years.

EU, A European strategy for data.

This Communication puts forward a European data strategy whose ambition is to enable the EU to become the most attractive, most secure and most dynamic data-agile economy in the world empowering Europe with data to improve decisions and better the lives of all of its citizens. It enumerates a number of policy measures and investments needed to achieve this goal.
The stakes are high, since the EU’s technological future depends on whether it manages to harness its strengths and seize the opportunities offered by the ever-increasing production and use of data. A European way for handling data will ensure that more data becomes available for addressing societal challenges and for use in the economy, while respecting and promoting our European shared values. In order to secure its digital future, the EU has to seize its window of opportunity in the data economy. EU, A European strategy for data.


In order to give maximum diffusion to European-level information, and because of the magnitude and significance that this publication may entail, we have opened a debate for the members of the European Alliance for Artificial Intelligence to be discussed.
Link to debate (members only): https://ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/european-ai-alliance/european-strategy-data-0



References

EU, A European strategy for data. Source: https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/communication-european-strategy-data-19feb2020_en.pdf