july, 2023

wed05jul15:30wed17:00Mobility Talks 20: Can the European Mobility Data space make it easier to travel?15:30 - 17:00

Event Details

The digital and green transformation of the transport sector in Europe calls for a smart sharing of mobility data. The creation of a common European Mobility Data Space (EMDS) seeks to enable a single market for mobility data that will facilitate the pooling and use of information across Europe in a secured and controlled way.

In this Mobility Talks episode, a line-up of renowned speakers working in the data and mobility sector will discuss the value of a common European mobility data space for the transport sector from a strategic and practical perspective.

The conclusions of the PrepDSpace4Mobility project, working in laying the foundation for the future EMDS, will set up the discussion around the impact of deploying an EMDS based on the project’s conclusions and results. E.g., identified/engaged data ecosystems and the building blocks of the EMDS. 

The speakers will cover key aspects of the policy behind the ambition of a European mobility data space, and the reference architecture and distribution of building blocks covering governance, interoperability, trust, and data value aspects.


  • 15.30-15.35 Welcome and introduction
  • 15.35-15.45 Keynote on the policy behind the EMDS
  • 15.45-16.45 Panel discussion
  • 16.45-17.00 Interview to PrepDSpace4Mobility coordinator


Lucie Kirstein

Lucie Kirstein works as team lead at the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and acts as coordinator of the EU-funded initiative to prepare the establishment of a common European Mobility Data Space in the context of the Digital Europe Programme.

From 2017-2021, Lucie worked as analyst at the International Transport Forum at the OECD where she prepared various studies and advised member ministries on transport policy and innovation strategies.

Andreas Heindl

Andreas Heindl is Project Leader Mobility Data Space at acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering.

Since 2014, he has been in charge of various digitalisation projects at the academy – such as on Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction and skills development.

Since October 2020, he has been promoting the development of the Mobility Data Space in various functions. Previously, he worked at the Centre for Applied Policy Research in Munich and at the Institute of Political Science in Heidelberg.

He holds a doctorate in economics and social sciences from the Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg.

Aliki Benmayor

Aliki Benmayor is a legal researcher at KU Leuven’s CiTiP department since February 2021. She’s also working on the H2020 MobiDataLab project (Labs for prototyping future Mobility Data sharing cloud solutions), researching the legal and regulatory framework for data sharing and data governance in the mobility sector. 

She obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Athens University Law School (with honours) and an LL.M. at the London School of Economics (International Business Law), focusing on the interface of Competition law & IP. In September 2023, she also completed the Advanced Master’s in Intellectual Property and ICT Law at KU Leuven (cum laude).  

Aliki spent the biggest part of her professional career working as a lawyer at Baker McKenzie Brussels. She dealt with clients in the technology, media and automotive industries advising on Competition and general EU law (e.g. IP, media law, platform/e-commerce issues) as well as on technology policy aspects.

She has published several articles on issues such as competition law in the digital age, copyright, and privacy as well as joint commentaries on the European Commission’s new Data legislation (Data Governance Act, Data Act).

Kristóf Almásy

Kristóf Almásy is a policy officer in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Network, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). Part of the Internet of Things unit, he is responsible for issues related to the digital transformation of mobility, in particular the deployment of the common European mobility data space.

With a background in political science and economics, Kristof joined the European Commission in 2019, where he also worked in other departments (Secretariat-General, Tax and Customs Union). Previously, he worked in the French Directorate General for Enterprise and in digital transformation consulting.

Marcel Altendeitering

Marcel Altendeitering works as a scientist at Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST in Dortmund. He leads several projects concerned with realizing data spaces and data trusts in the mobility and smart city domains.

Before joining Fraunhofer ISST in 2018, Marcel concluded his studies at the Technical University of Munich and worked for Allianz Deutschland and the research institute fortiss. Marcel currently pursues a Ph.D. at TU Dortmund University. His research focuses on data spaces, data quality management, and data engineering.



(Wednesday) 15:30 - 17:00