EuroDaT launches as first European data trustee in 2022

31.01.2022  |  Press release

The German Federal Government is funding the creation of the European data trustee "EuroDaT". Data trustees are central building blocks for ensuring European data sovereignty. EuroDaT is based on the Gaia-X digital ecosystem framework. Numerous European countries have now joined this originally French-German initiative.

Funding from the German Federal Government for the EuroDaT consortium, serves to support the implementation of several flagship use cases from 2022 to 2024, spotlighting the Gaia-X framework. In parallel to laying the groundwork, EuroDaT will be offering services to facilitate the analysis of sensitive data from private companies, the public sector or research institutions by as early as the first half of 2022. The Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing will serve as EuroDaT’s main owner, to guarantee the data trustee’s reliability and neutrality. The operational unit of EuroDaT will be based in Wiesbaden.

The EuroDaT consortium is formed by Atos, d-fine, Deloitte, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Goethe University Frankfurt, Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing, Lexemo, TechQuartier, T-Systems, Saarland University and the Centre for Responsible Digitalisation (ZEVEDI). d-fine will coordinate the EuroDaT consortium as consortium leader.