Concept & Methodology

Overall Concept

The emergent European Data Economy relies on the availability of data as a basis for further innovation and exponential development of technologies, especially the development of trustworthy “made in Europe” Artificial Intelligence (AI) that reflects European values. Data Spaces, platforms and marketplaces are enablers, a key to unleashing the potential of such data. However, trustworthy data sharing and data interoperability are still in their infancy.

The diffusion of platforms for data sharing and the availability of interoperable datasets is one of the key success factors, which may help to drive the European data economy and industrial transformation. Nevertheless, the ambition to realise a cross-border, cross-sectoral sharing data space and enable platforms to process proprietary, personal and open public data requires overcoming technical, legal and business challenges along the data life-cycle.


Through DataBri-X, European Data Spaces, platforms and  marketplaces, as well as their wide range of business, governmental and public, research and civil society stakeholders will be equipped with a holistic and flexible data governance process and a seamlessly integrated standards-based ToolBox for data and metadata management. Data and metadata management can be assembled along relevant requirements, providing open source and commercial tools (i.e., the bricks/bri-X), and mechanisms to load 3rd party resources, such as language resources or AI models. Such tools and sources can be easily deployed into Data Spaces and thereby, will contribute to making Europe the most successful area in the world in terms of data sharing and data re-use, to gaining the full benefit from the value of data while respecting the legal framework relating to security and privacy.

The project aims to provide a holistic, energy-efficient, and user-friendly ToolBox of practical, robust and scalable bricks/Bri-X (processes, technologies and tools) that improve the interoperability, usability, discoverability, quality, and integrity of data and metadata, with the scope of making data sets ready for expanded digital value creation in the context of European Data Spaces. The DataBri-X ToolBox will be offered in compliance with accountability, fairness, privacy, and confidentiality regulations as well as FAIR (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability) principles, and will build on existing and emerging initiatives.