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Discover the EUHubs4Data solid ecosystem that brings together all the relevant European initiatives around the data economy.

EUHubs4Data aims to actively contribute to the alignment of existing European initiatives towards the common objective of mobilizing, sharing and making available all types of data (close/open, personal/industrial, private/public, research …), in order to get value from them, foster the data driven innovation in Europe, and contribute to the creation of the Common European Data Spaces

To this end, EUhubs4Data will create a solid ecosystem, bringing together relevant European initiatives around the data economy, fostering collaboration among those initiatives towards common objectives, attracting SMEs and start-ups to use and benefit from the federated services and data sources, and raising awareness in society about the benefits of data driven innovation.

EUH4D Community Map
European Data incubators
  • Support to experiments
  • Sustainability of developed services
  • Learn from experience and best practices
  • Bring data providers, datasets, SMEs
SME networks
  • Data based services to SMEs
  • Disseminate among SMEs
  • Attract SMEs
AI initiatives
  • Datasets and services for AI
  • Experience and best practices
  • Attract end users
Other networks of DIH
  • Datasets and data services for specific sectors
  • Geographical coverage
  • Experience and best practices from specific sector
  • New DIHs to the federation
  • Platforms and services around data to experimentation
  • Complementary skills
  • Skills and training to include in the service offer
European projects
  • Capitalize and scaling up of solutions and outcomes
  • Enrichment of the federated data driven catalogue

Taking this initial value proposition as starting point, the project will work on a more detailed mapping of stakeholders, producing a clear and specific value proposition for each one, which will focus on what EUHubs4Data could offer, and what EUHubs4Data could get from those initiatives.


Technological innovation poses new challenges and offers new opportunities for society. For this reason, citizens must be part of the innovation process to guide it and reap its benefits. Citizen engagement refers to the involvement of members of the public in the decision-making processes of organizations and groups. It can take many forms, such as public consultations, focus groups, and citizen advisory committees.

In this context, citizen engagement is important because it allows the public to have a say in how the data technologies are developed and implemented and helps to ensure that the they meet the needs and interests of the community. The goals of EUHubs4Data include data innovation to address specific challenges or opportunities facing European communities, and citizen engagement can help to identify and prioritize those challenges and opportunities.


Citizen engagement is a valuable tool for ensuring that the EUHubs4Data project is responsive to the community’s needs and interests and promotes transparency and inclusivity in the development and implementation of data technologies. EUHubs4Data can provide several methods to engage citizen in the Open Call Experiments and other data-driven initiatives:

  • Public consultations: public consultations gather input on goals and identify and prioritize societal challenges and opportunities that a project should focus on. These consultations could be held in person or online and could take the form of meetings, surveys, or other interactive formats.
  • Citizen advisory committees: citizen advisory committees provide ongoing input and feedback on a project’s progress and direction. These committees could include representatives from different stakeholder groups, such as researchers, businesses, community organizations, and policymakers.
  • Community-based participatory research: community-based participatory research is a research approach that involves working closely with members of the community to identify research questions and co-create research solutions. This approach can help to ensure that a project is responsive to the needs and interests of the community and can also provide valuable opportunities for community members to learn about and contribute to the research process.
  • Open data initiatives: the use of open data, which is data that is freely available for anyone to access, use, and share is central for citizen participation. Open data initiatives can help to increase transparency and accountability and can also enable citizens to use data to identify and address local challenges and opportunities.