On 8 September 2020, DG CNECT, in cooperation with DG AGRI and supported by OPEN DEI, brought together key experts, scientists, IT and data specialists and interested participants working in the agri-food sector in a technical workshop on a Common European agricultural data space.

The workshop discussions will help the Commission to draft the first Work Programme of the Digital Europe Programme. The overall aim was to gather expert views on how the Commission can support the implementation of a Common European data space in the agriculture sector.

The data space is intended to facilitate the trustworthy pooling and sharing of agricultural data throughout the whole value-chain. Next to private data, the data space may also include public data and has the potential to serve common good purposes, such as Research and Innovation (R&I). In the development of the data space, experiences gained stakeholder-led Code of Conduct on agricultural data sharing by contractual agreement are to be taken into account.