May 20, 2020
20 May 2020 - 10:00 to 11:30

National Policy Developments supporting the EOSC Implementation

EOSC-Pillar joined the long-awaited EOSC-hub Week 2020, bringing together key players in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The EOSC-hub Week was turned into an online event in light of the COVID-19 situation

Description and scope

At the end of the year we will be in the midst of implementing the Minimum Valuable EOSC. Does your country have the necessary national policies in place to ensure the success of the EOSC initiative? Which are your Country’s strengths and areas of improvement and how can you monitor the progresses?

We have contributed to answer these questions in the workshop “National Policy Developments Supporting EOSC Implementation” organised by EOSC-Pillar, EOSC-Nordic, NI4OS-Europe, and EOSC Synergy.

The workshop presented the findings of a broad landscaping activity that took place in the previous months across all Member States and associated countries and which reveals the status of the Open Science policies landscape across Europe. Furthermore, it identified and discussed relevant indicators that can help monitor the progresses in each country. Lastly, it collected recommendations and support actions to ensure the Member States are ready to start and play a leading role in bringing Open Science forward at full speed as soon as the Minimum Valuable EOSC is launched.



Who should attend?

  • Representatives from EOSC-related initiatives and projects
  • Members of the EOSC Governance
  • Representatives from national service providers, research infrastructures, scientific communities, repository managers, universities, researchers

Key takeaways

  • National policies today: where we are and how we will move forward.
  • What is being done to ensure that national policies are in line with the development of EOSC.
  • What are the regional projects and what is their role in policy harmonisation.
  • EOSC-readiness indicators: a practical, bottom-up, proposal to identify success stories and monitor progress.




Speakers (and presentations)



  • Welcome & introduction of key topics
  • Introduction of panel speakers

Federica Tanlongo (EOSC-Pillar) - Introduction


Panel Discussion

  • EOSC Regional Projects: Their Role and Expected Results
  • Going somewhere starts from knowing where you are: the landscaping effort
  • Role in Policy Harmonisation
  • The State of Our National Policies
  • Are there policies to support scientific data infrastructures for dissemination


Why do we need indicators? And what should we monitor?

Open Forum and Wrap Up

  • Summary of panel and key points as fuel for Q&A discussions
  • Q&A and comments from the audience

Moderated by Federica Tanlongo (EOSC-Pillar)

Rapporteur: Jos van Wezel (EOSC Secretariat)





































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