Workshop on the Data Governance Act for BDVA/DAIRO Members

On the 13th of January 2021 BDVA/DAIRO organised an internal workshop, joined by more than 70 BDVA/DAIRO experts, focusing on the discussion of the Data Governance Act, released by the European Commission in November. 

A short intruction on the rules put forward by the Data Governance Act was followed by an open discussion and interactive exercise, the result of which will help to develop a common position on these topics.

The workshop constituted the first occasion for BDVA/DAIRO members to discuss this very relevant legislative proposal and other activities concerning the Data Governance Act will be scheduled in the near future.

If you have questions on this initiative or if you would like to participate in BDVA activities do not hesitate to write to us at

BDVA/DAIRO and the European Organisation for Security (EOS) sign a Memorandum of Collaboration

On the 21st of December 2020, BDVA/DAIRO and the European Organisation for Security (EOS) signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to strengthen their relation and develop joint activities in the areas of Big Data and AI for security. 

Through this MoC, the two associations have agreed to:

  • Collaborate closely in the definition of joint roadmaps, projects and events concerning AI and Big Data in the security application domain;
  • Collaborate further on specific BDVA/DAIRO and EOS activities (e.g. Task Forces, Working groups) bringing together the Security Domain, and Data, Artificial intelligence and also Robotics.

BDVA/DAIRO looks forward to starting 2021 with this newly established cooperation in place and is eager to work closely with EOS.

In case of questions on this collaboration do not hesitate to contact us at

Call for Open Access Book Chapters - Data Platforms: Foundations, Design Space, and Deployments

A call has been launched for Open Access Book Chapters on the topics of Data Platforms: Foundations, Design Space, and Deployments.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 28th, 2021, a brief summary (abstract) consisting of title and 150-200 words clearly identifying the main objectives of your contribution and how it fits within the edited book.

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified in February 2021 about the status of their proposals and provided chapter formatting guidelines.

Chapter proposal must be submitted via EasyChair here.

For further information, please contact the editors on: 

Launch of the EUHubs4Data first open call

On the 9th of December, the EUHubs4Data project officially launched its first open call for SMEs, start-ups and web entrepreneurs. The call aims at providing support to cross-border data driven experiments which leverage EUHubs4Data data and services catalogue.

If you have an idea for a data driven product or service and you are looking for financial and business support as well as visibility this call is for you! Do not hesitate to get in touch with bdva at in case of questions. More information are also available here.

BDVA participates in the launch of the TransContinuum Initiative

The 11th of December marks the official launch of the TransContinuum Initiative or TCI.

BDVA is proud to participate, together with the ETP4HPCECSO5G IAEU-MATHS-INCLAIREHiPEAC and AIOTI, in the launch of this initiative which aims at developing a vision for the digital continuum and collaborating to establish recommendations for European Research and Innovation funding programmes.

You can find the full press release for the launch of the initiative here and the vision statement here

If you have questions on this initiative do not hesitate to write to BDVA at

Activity Group Meeting 41 - 11th of December

BDVA organised an Activity Group Meeting (the last of 2020) on the 11th of December from 9h30 to 15h. The meeting was organised jointly with the BDV PPP Technical Committee (TC6) and gathered more than 100 participants, both BDVA Members and BDV PPP projects.

For more information on Activity Group meetings or BDVA activities in general do not hesitate to contact us at 

Launch of the public consultation on Data sharing in the EU – common European data spaces

The European Commission recently launched a public consultation on Data sharing in the EU – common European data spaces. The purpose of this public consultation is to gather feedback on the Proposal for a Regulation on European Data Governance (Data Governance Act) which was adopted on the 25th of November. 

The publication consultation will stay open until the 1st of February and all documents and details concerning the consultation are available here.

BDVA welcomes the launch of this public consultation and strongly encourages all Members and Partners to shaire their views on the proposed Data Governance Act.