ERCIM is participating in the EU-funded Innovation Action “TRAPEZE” . The ambitious goal of the project is to drive a cultural shift in the protection of the European data economy by weaving trust into its very foundation and reconstructing the concepts of control, transparency, and compliance through technical and methodological, citizen-first, innovations.
Data is an essential resource for economic growth, competitiveness, innovation, job creation and societal progress in general. Common European data spaces will ensure that more data becomes available for use in the economy and society, while keeping companies and individuals who generate the data in control. TRAPEZE project will develop technologies to empower citizens to actively contribute to the cyber resilience of the common European data space. It will provide the public with the necessary tools and information to manage their security and privacy. It will also create technologies to enforce the integrity and non-repudiation of citizens’ data usage policies and processing across data sources. Overall, the project will carve out a path to put cutting-edge technologies like blockchain and linked data to practical use.
Driven by the needs of three distinct real-world use cases, TRAPEZE brings together over a decade worth of EU-funded research in security and privacy, as well as proprietary solutions and know-how, towards realistic and marketable solutions. The project is coordinated by TENFORCE, Belgium. ERCIM is the administrative and finanacial coordinator of the project. The project started in September 2020.