11 July 2024 - 2 min read

AFP, alongside Dawex, partners to Launch European Audio Data Space

AFP, alongside Dawex, partners with Leading Digital and Media Companies to Launch the European Audio Data Space, Europe’s First Marketplace for Digital Audio and Podcasts 



Paris, France - July 11, 2024 - Agence France-Presse (AFP), in collaboration with Dawex and prominent digital & media entities, has launched the European Audio Data Space (EAD) project. European Audio Data Space aims to develop the continent's first online marketplace platform for the exchange and commercialization of digital audio content and podcasts. 
Accessible in multiple European languages, the B2B platform will strive to revolutionize the audio content industry across Europe, fostering collaboration, innovation, and the exchange of high-quality, trustworthy content among producers. 
This ambitious project aims to address a significant gap in the industry: podcasters and digital audio producers are reaching a growing audience of tens of millions of listeners across Europe, yet they lack tools to collaborate and effectively monetize their content” says Christine Buhagiar, AFP's Regional Director for Europe. 
The European Audio Data Space initiative seeks to tackle key challenges faced by the European podcast landscape, including the difficulty of purchasing and selling trustworthy content among producers, the uncertainties surrounding metadata and sources, the limited international reach of locally produced podcast series, and the growing threat of misinformation spreading through audio content. 

Trust is at the heart of the world of culture and information. Traceability, compliance and security are essential pillars to create trust in the exchange of audio content and their information," says Laurent Lafaye, co-CEO at Dawex, the leader in data exchange solutions powering the European Audio Data Space platform. "We are delighted to bring Dawex technology to the European Audio Data Space, to create a trusted digital environment for all audio content producers in Europe."

The project is co-funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect). The consortium behind the initiative includes Agence France-Presse (France), Dawex (France), ENEX (Luxembourg), Europod (Belgium), Agora Media (Poland), a prominent private radio group, the news agency EFE (Spain), and Wake Word (Germany), which will develop a recommendation tool.   

Dawex will manage the technical setup of the European Audio Data Space platform, creating a trusted digital environment for audio content producers. Wake Word, a Germany-based podcast producer, will develop a recommendation tool. ENEX, an association representing commercial TV broadcasters across 25 European countries, will conduct workshops, surveys, and preparatory activities to support the platform’s development. Europod, a Brussels-based podcast agency dedicated to delivering high-quality podcasts in multiple languages, will promote the EAD project within the podcast industry and facilitate connections with other relevant projects.  


About AFP

AFP is a leading global news agency providing fast, comprehensive and verified coverage of the events shaping our world and of the issues affecting our daily lives. Drawing from an unparalleled news gathering network across 150 countries, AFP is also a world leader in digital verification. With 2,600 staff representing 100 different nationalities, AFP covers the world in six languages, with a unique quality of multimedia storytelling spanning video, text, photos and graphics. More information: https://www.afp.com/en/about


About Dawex

Dawex is the leader in Data Exchange solutions to distribute or share data products, with trust, for any business case, in compliance with data regulations. With Dawex Data Exchange technology, organizations create data ecosystems and data spaces such as Corporate Data Hubs, Industry Data Hubs and Data Marketplaces to address economic, environmental and decarbonation challenges. At the invitation of the United Nations, Dawex joins the Data expert group of the United Nations Environment Program. Awarded Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Dawex is also the initiator of an international standardization program on Trusted Data Transaction. Created in 2015, Dawex is headquartered in France, expanding business operations to Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East.


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