Data Spaces for a sustainable Data Economy in Agriculture: a multistakeholder perspective
The session will highlight the state of play of Agricultural Data Spaces in EU, investigating challenges, opportunities, expectations and ambitions of some of the key stakeholders involved, encouraging and/or benefiting from their creation. Thematic workshops will focus on the following domains:
- Governance – innovating agriculture in the context of the EU strategy and policies. The overall financing strategy for the European Agriculture Data Space. Synergies sought at different geographical levels and innovation stages (e.g., between RRF, Horizon Europe, Digital Europe, etc.). Risks of overlapping. Ambitions and goals over time.
- Technology – what is the state of the art? Which are the most convincing use cases and the most promising advancements? The major challenges: trust, interoperability, data quality, data sovereignty, digital divide, connectivity, etc.
- Farming – how farmers see data sharing? What is the added value for them? Which are the risks perceived?
- Policy making – what has been done so far? Which results have been achieved and what is their impact? Which are the next steps?
After having considered the different perspectives, the most relevant aspects will be highlighted in order to stimulate a discussion on the remaining challenges and how synergies can be created between the different actors in order to foster the fair, sustainable development of the Data Economy in the agricultural sector. In addition, possible interrelations with other cross-sector dimensions (e.g., tourism, rural development, chemical industry, etc.) will be highlighted.