EU’s Gaia-X Project: Reaching for Digital Sovereignty

Right now, details are scarce for the project, but Jo says that even if the initiative fails to get off the ground, it marks a big step in the bloc’s effort to achieve digital sovereignty.

The next 10 years should be Europe’s “digital decade,” Ursula von der Leyen has said. During her September state of the union address, the European Commission president announced massive tech investment, as well as the EC’s focus on industrial data sharing, building a European cloud infrastructure, and improving AI innovation. “None of this is an end in itself,” she said. “It is about Europe’s digital sovereignty, on a small and large scale.”

“Digital sovereignty” is a term that is often

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