eco supports the launch of the New Horizon Europe project TANGO

eco – Association of the Internet Industry is one of 37 leading European organisations, that join forces to provide a trustworthy data management solution for combining greater control and sharing of data

Relaunching the economy after major financial, geopolitical and health crises demands boosting innovation through improved services and products. Data driven innovation is crucial across many sectors, expected to contribute 6,2% of GDP by 2030 under the best scenario. And the greatest part of the benefits will come not from internal data processing, but by sharing data with those individuals and companies who can make best use of it.

With its recent regulations such as the Data Governance Act and the Data Act, the European Commission has developed a suitable regulatory framework that balances data sharing, data protection and data sovereignty. What is needed now is suitable technology and business solutions.

To cope with this issue, 37 leading organisations join forces in the Horizon Europe project TANGO (Digital Technologies ActiNg as a Gatekeeper to information and data flOws) precisely with this goal. TANGO’s consortium will develop digital solutions and data governance frameworks that ensure data sovereignty, trust, transparency, and environmental sustainability in the digital economy. The consortium meets for the first time in Madrid (ES) hosted by the coordinator, Atos Spain, and can count on a multidisciplinary and excellent ensemble of organisations bringing together long-standing expertise on an astonishing variety of fields and industries (universities and research centres, big and small industries, technology leaders, innovation facilitators) which will be essential to demonstrate TANGO’s results across society. Lauresha Memeti, Project Manager Cloud Services & Gaia-X, attended the meeting on behalf of eco.

TANGO will build a one-of-its-kind platform, which provides a trustworthy data management and sharing platform deployed in federated, distributed, multi-cloud environments ensuring data sovereignty, governance and provenance for public/private organisations while empowering citizens to get control of their data.

Specifically, TANGO will establish a stronger cross-sector data sharing, in a citizen-centric, secure and trustworthy manner, by developing innovative solutions while addressing environmental degradation and climate change challenges. The overall outcome is a novel platform exhibiting the following capabilities: user-friendly, secure, trustworthy, compliant, fair, transparent, accountable and environmentally sustainable data management, having at its core technology components for distributed, privacy preserving and environmentally sustainable data collection, processing, analysis, sharing and storage. This platform will promote trustworthy and digitally enabled interactions across society, for people as well as for businesses. TANGO will leverage the power of emerging digital technologies to strengthen the privacy for citizens and private/public organisations, reduce costs and improve productivity. It will unlock the innovation potential of digital technologies for decentralised, privacy-preserving applications, while making accessible and demonstrating this potential within the Gaia-X and EOSC ecosystem.

With over 1,000 member companies, eco (https://international.eco.de) is the largest Internet industry association in Europe. Since 1995 eco has been highly instrumental in shaping the Internet, fostering new technologies, forming framework conditions, and representing the interests of members in politics and international committees. eco’s key topics are the reliability and strengthening of digital infrastructure, IT security and trust, as well as ethically-oriented digitalisation. eco advocates for a free, technologically-neutral, and high-performance Internet.

For any further information, please write us at: Lauresha.memeti@eco.de




eco supports the launch of the New Horizon Europe project TANGO