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Third workshop on Personal Data Spaces

Published on: 02/11/2022 Last update: 27/04/2023 Event

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The third and (for now) final workshop on personal data spaces took place in Ghent, Belgium, and focused on the co-creation of a vision on what personal data space providers will bring to Member States for the next two years. The goal was to draft a roadmap up until 2025 on some of the questions raised above for the advancement of EU-wide interoperable personal data spaces in the coming years. 

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10:00 - 10:30 Arrival & Coffee
10:30 - 10:45 Opening remarks
10:45 - 11:00 Retrospective to workshop 1 & workshop 2
11:00 - 11:30


  • Set the scene
  • Describe the objective of the day
  • Explain structure of the day
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 13:00 Road café
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:45 Roadmapping
16:45 - 17:00 Summary remarks + next steps
17:00 - … Conclusion + networking drinks

Key experts in the lead

This third workshop was led by Viivi Lähteenoja, Researcher at the University of Helsinki and chair of the board for MyData Global.


Esther De Loof is the operation director of SolidLab, a cutting-edge center of expertise on bringing personal and smart data spaces alive across all levels of interoperability: legal, organizational, semantic, and technical. Together with the Flemish Data Utility Company, we foster the adoption of semantic standards for data sharing in impactful real-live use cases in Flanders, Europe and across the globe.

Esther De Loof







Marcello Grita is a Digital Transformation consultant and Project Leader for the development of a Human Centric Data Infrastructure in Sweden, an open source personal data space allowing individuals to access distributed personal information and share it with third parties.

Paul Theyskens is a Board Member at MyData Global, focussed on designing a human centric data ecosystem. Furthermore, he is currently working Data Spaces for IMEC Research and Technology, on Technology for the Global MaaS Alliance and in Gaia-X Mobility


  • This event is invitation only.
  • The location, date and hour can be subject to change.

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