Establish the grounds for a common European energy data space


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

Programme Description

Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Develop, validate, demonstrate an Energy Data Space that enables access to and use of energy data, comparison with different solutions.

Detailed Call Description

These different solutions must have the following features:

  • Interfaces for the exchange of information (i.e. APIs, connectors), and interoperable open standards.
  • Pilot innovative solutions for a Common European Energy Data Space, to promote a stronger availability and cross-sector sharing of data, in a customer-centric, secure and trustworthy manner.
  • Support the establishment a common European Energy Data Space providing the tools and standards to connect and to make accessible as much data as possible covering the full energy value chain.
  • Support the ability to accommodate Digital Twins at different levels of the grid (and outside the grid) and facilitate real-time operations.
  • Create a market place for data-driven energy services on top of this energy related data space that are attractive for consumers and operators, increase the potential for investing in green energy and provide innovative services which are not possible w/o these Data Spaces.
  • All projects together need to come forward with and test individually the minimum requirements on data governance and data interoperability, where applicable, exploring data source certification schemes.
  • All projects together need to demonstrate interoperability of their respective Energy Data Space with those of the other projects in this call. A joint analysis of the solutions is expected as part of this exercise.
  • Protection of personal data, cybersecurity and data rights (e.g. right for a fair remuneration) are to be specifically considered, with a final aim to increase the trust of data subjects and data providers in the energy data space.
  • Projects should reserve one work package for the activities requiring collaboration, namely demonstration of interoperability, with the other projects of this call.

The selected projects are expected to contribute to relevant BRIDGE activities.


Establish the grounds for a common European energy data space

Call Total Budget

€32,00 million

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


EU contribution per project:  €8,00 million

Thematic Categories

  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Information Technology
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation

Strovolos Avenue 123, 2042 Nicosia, Cyprus, P.O.Box 23422, 1683 Nicosia

Dr Angelos Ntantos
Scientific Officer
Telephone: 35722205033

Dr Ioannis Theodorou

Scientific Officer
Telephone: 35722205038

(Publish Date: 22/07/2021-for internal use only)