The objective of the Digital European Platform of Quality Content Providers is to support the creation of a European Data Space dedicated to the Media sector.

Media Data Space WorkshopOn the 31st of January 2022, the first open workshop among media sector experts and professionals will be held in the context of the European Media Data Space carried out by PwC, Intellera Consulting, KU Leuven, Europe’s MediaLab (Fondation EURACTIV), CARSA and SQS Group, on behalf of the European Commission – DG CNECT.

Alexandra Garatzogianni, Coordinator of the H2020 projects TRUSTS and MediaFutures and Work Package Lead of PLATOON was among the invited speakers, while Michael Fribus and Gerrit Rosam, as project managers and business developers of TRUSTS and MediaFutures also attended the workshop. The presentation of Alexandra Garatzogianni focuses on experiences made and lessons learned with the media and entrepreneurship community during the first cohort of the ongoing MediaFutures project, leading to her advocacy for the establishment of a pan-European media data space.

As provided by the Council conclusions, the content-producing and content-distributing sectors are essential pillars for democracy and social inclusion, as well as for vibrant and competitive European media, cultural and creative industries. The European Commission – DG CNECT has launched Phase 2 of the pilot project ‘Digital European Platform of Quality Content Providers’. The first phase of this pilot project was conducted in 2020 to provide European policy makers with the essential elements to assess the long-term sustainability of European B2B and potentially B2C content creation and distribution platform for quality media, based on high quality standards and European values. Phase 2 intends to provide practical and clear details on the opportunity to create a data space in the European media sector.  In particular, the project aims to  :

  • Explore the incentives for actors in and outside the media sector to join forces on the creation of data space(s);
  • Create a coalition of organisations willing to contribute to the development and design a European data infrastructure;
  • Define technical, legal, financial and other requirements to build a data infrastructure

The Project is funded by the EU Commission – DG CNECT (Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology) and managed by PwC EU Services and Intellera Consulting in collaboration with Europe’s Media Lab (Foundation EURACTIV), KU Leuven – Institute for Media Studies (IMS), KU Leuven – Center for IT & IP Law (CiTiP), Carsa s.a. and SQS s.a.

Are you a media stakeholder interested in shaping the future of the European media industry? You may register at the following link: