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Digital Europe Programme explained: The Green Deal Data Space

25.11.2021

As part of the Digitial Europe Programme, the European Commission aims to set up common European Data Spaces. These data spaces will each have a specific sectoral focus. In a series of news pieces, we will showcase each of those sectoral data spaces. In this first article, we dive into the Green Deal Data Space.

In general, the data spaces will connect currently fragmented and dispersed data from various ecosystems, from the private and public sectors. They will offer an interoperable, trusted IT environment for data processing, and a set of rules of legislative, administrative and contractual nature that determine the rights of access to and processing of the data.

The Green Deal Data Space specifically, will link with other EU programmes such as Horizon Europe, Galileo, and Copernicus to provide large amounts of real-time data to:

  • Provide relevant high-quality data from the activities related to high-value datasets; and 
  • Interlink to data from other sectoral data spaces where relevant; and
  • Contribute to the Destination Earth initiative, a very high precision digital model of the Earth to enable visualising, monitoring and forecasting natural and human activity on the planet in support of sustainable development.

Ultimately, this data space is to develop into a user-driven pan-European Green Deal data space by connecting EU programmes, national, regional and local data ecosystems at the EU level. To achieve this, the Commission established a number of deliverables: 

  1. A sustainable data governance scheme and blueprint that connects national, regional and local data ecosystems and enables public and private stakeholders to access relevant data and to develop cross-sector data services;
  2. A priority list of datasets relevant to the European Green Deal Strategy;
  3. A roadmap towards the common European Green Deal Data Space.

This roadmap should ensure that relevant users, such as climate and environmental scientists, are able to access and make use of the opportunities offered by Green Deal Data Space.

Curious to learn more? Access the Digital Europe Programme

Stay tuned for the next news piece on the Data Space for Smart Communities.

Digital Europe Programme explained: The Green Deal Data Space
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European Commission

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