Developing European Media Dataspaces

This webinar provided an overview of European efforts to facilitate fair exchanges of data within secured and trusted 'soft' infrastructures that preserve data privacy and sovereignty. It explained Dataspace building blocks and concrete implementations of Dataspaces today. It also discussed the most interesting use cases for Media Dataspaces.

What if we could share media files and metadata with our production and distribution partners, relying on a trusted and distributed infrastructure? How could we better align our content offerings with end-user needs thanks to comprehensive usage data from other media companies? What would be the benefits of exposing and sharing our content and news in a controlled way and within a trusted environment? What if such an environment could also help to safeguard freedom of expression and help people assess the trustworthiness of content?

Dataspace are federated data ecosystems based on shared rules and policies. They make sure that data owners can stay in control of their data and the access rights that apply to it. Dataspaces should be interoperable, across domains and countries to ease the development of new opportunities and innovation.

There are plenty of mature technical solutions and standards that could be used to develop interoperable dataspaces. Business and governance models, legal framework and operational processes also need to be defined and implemented.

The European Commission actively promotes and finances the development of dataspaces in Europe, as part of its Strategy for Data. One of the projects in this space is Gaia-X. Meanwhile, media organizations could benefit from ways to pool together increasing sets of content, data and metadata to produce new products and bring better services to audiences in multiple languages.


  • European Context
  • Data Space Definition
  • Data Space Building blocks
  • A concrete implementation of Data Space
  • Use Cases for Media Data Space


Lucille Verbaere (Senior Project Manager at EBU)

Lucille is Senior Project Manager at the European Broadcast Union, Technology and Innovation, coordinating Cloud and Media Cybersecurity activities. She has 20y-experience in Cybersecurity, Telecommunications, Air Transport and Semiconductor industries. She started as an R&D engineer doing research on wireless telecom systems, then moved to program and product management positions for connectivity and data management services to airports and airlines. Before joining EBU in September 2020, Lucille was responsible for a portfolio of cybersecurity products, based on quantum physics.

Frederic Lebeau ( Co-founder Data Village)

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Frederic has 20 years of experience mainly in the field of finance as an innovation manager, head architect  or cybersecurity expert. Datavillage was founded in 2019 with the mission of unlocking the value of personal data with privacy.








Danilo Bianchini ( Intellera Consulting, mandated by EU on Media Data Space)


Danilo Bianchini is a Manager at Intellera Consulting. He is a public policy analyst with more than 12 years of international experience. He has served in several managing roles spanning from market analysis, feasibility studies, strategic advisory, impact assessments and evaluations. In the field of media, Danilo is currently  managing two projects: (i) a feasibility study aimed at assessing the opportunity to create an EU data space in the media sector and (ii) an impact assessment study assessing the potential impact of an EU initiative in the field of media freedom and media plurality. With a background in economics and policy analysis, Danilo’s interest strongly lies in the field of social and digital policies across a wide range of sectors, including media.


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