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A beginning, not an end

In January 2021, a new phase of the EU Data Market study has started. New stories, new data, new webinars, new reports are coming up soon.

But this website will cease to be the main publication venue: all the new findings will be published on the official website of the European Commission. This website was set up in 2015 and will remain accessible, but not as the official project website.

Thanks to the whole community for the encouragement and participation. We look forward to this new phase!

The European Data Market study aims to define, assess and measure the European data economy, supporting the achievement of the Data Value Chain policy of the European Commission. This strategy is focused on developing a vibrant and innovative data ecosystem of stakeholders driving the growth of this innovative market in Europe. The main results of this study will feed into the annual reviews of the Digital Agenda Scoreboard providing valuable data and information.

Additionally, supporting above-mentioned aims the study also plans to support the development of the community of relevant stakeholders in the EU. Since the “data community” in Europe is already strong albeit very diverse, dispersed in several communities, the study wants to move from disparate communities to a genuine stakeholders’ ecosystem.

The project is carried out by IDC and The Lisbon Council.


About The Lisbon Council

The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal asbl is a Brussels-based think tank and policy network. Established in 2003 in Belgium as a non-profit, non-partisan association, the group is dedicated to making a positive contribution through cutting-edge research and by engaging politicians and the public at large in a constructive exchange about the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.

About the International Data Corporation (IDC)

The International Data Corporation is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries.