The online technical workshop took place on 8 September 2020, with the objective of refining the concept of a common European agricultural data space, answering the specific needs of the agricultural sector in the context of the Digital Europe Programme.

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The European Strategy for Data that was published in February 2020 foresees the rollout of common European data spaces in nine strategic sectors, including agriculture. The development of such sectoral common European data spaces will be funded under the Digital Europe Programme (DEP).
The event includes presentations from the Commission on the EU data strategy and data spaces, the agricultural perspective, and testing and experimentation facilities under the DEP, as well as selected presentations from external experts in the field.
This webinar targets key technical experts in the fields of data sharing and provision and data needs in the agri-food sector from private and public organisations, including scientists, practitioners, advisors or IT and data specialists in companies along the supply chain.

Participants submitted short position papers, structured along the seven questions identified in the concept note (.pdf). The questions and submitted position papers are intended to frame the discussion of the webinar. Authors of the position papers might be asked by the European Commission to present their views or experiences at the workshop.