How can interested organisations participate?
In general, there are three ways to get involved:
- Shape the project and its future as an AISBL member.
- Contribute to Gaia-X Community
- Engage in the national Gaia-X Hubs
What is the Gaia-X Association?
The international non-profit association Gaia-X European Association for Data and Cloud AISBL (French: association internationale sans but lucrative) is the solid structure for the future growth of the project. It is intended to consolidate and facilitate work and collaboration within the Gaia-X community. The Gaia-X association will develop technical solutions and regulatory frameworks and ensure that necessary central facilities as well as core services to guarantee the envisaged data infrastructure are made available. The association has no business interest of its own.
Who can join Gaia-X?
Gaia-X is defined by openness and transparency. In consequence, Gaia-X remains open for new interested parties to join and to contribute. Participation in Gaia-X is also possible for market participants outside Europe who share the values and goals of data sovereignty and data availability.
What is the Gaia-X Community?
The Gaia-X Community consists of representatives from companies and organisations that actively participate in the development of Gaia-X. The community is the backbone of the Gaia-X project. It is pure hands-on collaboration and ensures openness and transparency to build market acceptance, awareness, and trust. The community – consisting of users and providers – works together on defined Open Work Packages. Everyone is invited to participate.
What are the Gaia-X Hubs?
The Gaia-X Hubs give users of the future data ecosystem a voice at a national level. Their main objectives are to develop ecosystems, to bundle national initiatives, and to provide a central point of contact to interested companies. A Hub focusses on the exchange with other regional Gaia-X Hubs worldwide to ensure international alignment regarding their activities, the definition of requirements and the identification of regulatory hurdles.
An overview of the already established Gaia-X Hubs and contact details can be found on the Gaia-X website.