Related initiatives

Big Data Value Association

The Big Data Value Public-Private Partnership aims at creating a functional Data Market and Data Economy in Europe, in order to allow Europe to play a leading role in Big Data in the global market. The Big Data Value PPP is a partnership between the European Commission and the Big Data Value Association (BDVA). BDVA has over 150 members all over Europe with a well-balanced composition of large and small and medium-sized industries as well as research organizations. The objectives of the Association are to boost European Big Data Value research, development and innovation and to foster a positive perception of Big Data Value.


Special (Scalable Policy-aware Linked Data Architecture For Privacy, Transparency and Compliance) is a H2020 research project addressing the conflict between Big Data innovation and privacy-aware data protection. Special proposes a technical solution that makes both of these goals realistic, allowing citizens and organisations to share more data, while guaranteeing data protection and transparency.

EU Cases

EUCases was a FP7 project (2013-2015) that developed a unique pan-European law and case law Linking Platform transforming multilingual legal open data into linked open data after semantic and structural analysis. EUCases reused the millions of legal documents from EU and national legislative and case law portals, and open access doctrinal work.


Building on ECLI, BOE-ECLI, (2015-2017) was a project co-funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union with the aim to broaden the use of ECLI and to further improve the accessibility of case law. Workstreams: General management and policy guidelines on the publication of case law; National implementation of ECLI; Linking Data; ECLI 2.0; Promotion of ECLI.

Big Data Value ecosystem

The mission of BDVe is to support the Big Data Value PPP in realizing a vibrant data-driven EU economy or said in other words, BDVe will support the implementation of the PPP to be a SUCCESS. Challenges: (1) increase competitivity of European Big Data providers; (2) creating a more competitive industry and (3) ensuring sustainability of the investments triggered by the PPP


The project proposes to integrate, extend and harmonise national and regional efforts in the field of lexicography, both modern and historical, with the goal of creating a sustainable infrastructure which will (1) enable efficient access to high quality lexical data in the digital age, and (2) bridge the gap between more advanced and lesser-resourced scholarly communities working on lexicographic resources.


PDP4E: methods and tools for GDPR compliance through Privacy and Data Protection Engineering. The mission of PDP4E is to bring established privacy and data protection knowhow into mainstream practice of software and systems engineering, by providing engineers with methods and tools that operationalise data protection principles and regulation


The ManyLaws Project (EU-wide Legal Text Mining using Big Data Processing Infrastructures) is a platform set up to deliver a set of services for citizens, businesses and administrations in the European Union, Austria and Greece.


e-SIDES is an EU-funded Coordination and Support Action (CSA) that will complement the Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs) of the ICT-18 call on privacy-preserving big data technologies by exploring the societal and ethical implications of big data technologies and providing a broad basis and wider context to validate privacy-preserving technologies.


The project will develop novel tools for the transformation and linking of datasets, and apply these to both data and metadata in order to provide multi-portal access to heterogeneous data repositories.


The CRC regulatory and legal project was aimed at the development of (semi-)automated legal compliance solutions for information sharing related to the National Criminal Intelligence System. The project focused on the Spent Conviction Scheme and in particular on spent conviction use cases formulated by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC).


European Language Grid. The ELG will develop and deploy a scalable cloud platform, providing, in an easy-to-integrate way, access to hundreds of commercial and non-commercial Language Technologies for all European languages, including running tools and services as well as data sets and resources.


MARCELL - Multilingual Resources for CEF.AT in the legal domain. The overall objective of Multilingual Resources for CEF.AT in the legal domain – MARCELL Action is to provide automatic translation on the body of national legislation (laws, decrees, regulations) in seven countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.