The project is based on a Gaia-X compliant open source software solution that will enable secure, sovereign and cross-sector data use.
Possible realizes the digitalization of collaboration and improvement of communication in administration, education and SMEs.
At the same time, Possible contributes to greater educational equity and improved resource efficiency.
in a nutshell
With the POSSIBLE project, the consortium is developing an innovative and user-friendly cloud solution. With the help of this solution, users will be able to easily access a wide variety of data spaces. In addition, they will be able to handle their data in a sovereign and self-determined manner – within individual sectors and across sector boundaries.
POSSIBLE provides citizens with GAIA-X compliant, secure access to all data rooms associated with their identity via one interface – the number of data rooms can always be adapted to the respective life situation. In the project, this is implemented exemplarily for education, enterprises (with focus on SMEs) and administration. Depending on the data room, individual POSSIBLE modules (PIM, communication, storage, office, IDM) can be adapted. With the help of this combination, the idea of the innovative data ecosystem is made tangible. Through the GAIA-X compliant federated IDM, data and services are separated and made usable for the user collaboratively, digitally, easily and securely.
Paperless dialog is becoming a reality. At the same time, digital technologies are existentially important for the state and society. Due to the global division of labor in their creation and use, they lead to a complex network of dependencies. Against the backdrop of changing relationships between state and non-state actors, “pain points” are increasingly being perceived in these dependencies.The temptation to “just do it” digitally is blurring the lines between data sovereignty and data security. As a result, transparency for the user is increasingly lost. Strong dependencies on individual, market-dominating software solutions are an expression of this circumstance and can be seen in many areas of public activity. As a consequence of a lack of digital sovereignty, limited information security, legal uncertainties as well as a lack of flexibility and innovative capacity have long been noticeable.
The attitude of providers with regard to compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which precludes the legally compliant use of many services by administrations when dealing with personal data, appears particularly unfortunate. For more and more administrations, industry players, but also citizens, it is therefore of utmost importance to secure or regain digital sovereignty. An essential component of such strategies is the increased use of open source software (OSS). This is the central approach of the POSSIBLE consortium. Web-based OSS solutions enable control and independent auditing of communication flows and data usage across data spaces. OSS creates transparency and allows adjustments to be made at any time, either by the user or by third parties. With POSSIBLE, digital sovereignty becomes strategic autonomy. The targeted control of data flows by the owner of the data is ensured in an open and transparent digital ecosystem.
In the course of their lives, everyone maintains contacts with many institutions (e.g., schools, companies, government agencies) that are increasingly connected digitally.
All kinds of processes are handled decentrally at the respective facilities. Many important documents and data are distributed in different data rooms.
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GAIA-X Lighthouse Project
The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute develops the following components:
We are developing several Smart Advanced Services with a focus on further education in administration, as well as personnel deployment and vacation planning. The Smart Advanced Service in the area of learning analytics for administrative employees is intended to convey possibilities for training and further education tailored to needs and requirements, taking into account the active activities based on the (business) processes carried out by the employee.
The Possible project is funded by the German Federal Network Agency and the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection.
Funding code: 68GX21009E
Duration: 01.01.2022 – 31.12.2024