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ESFRI projects representatives participated at EOSC Summit

On 12 June, the Commission organised the European Open Science Cloud Summit (EOSC) Summit in Brussels. With more than 120 invited experts and key players in the European Open Science Cloud, the Summit was Europe’s moment of commitment to the European Open Science Cloud - as clearly highlighted by director-general Robert-Jan Smits during the day. It succeeded to mark a clear milestone in building the EOSC as an inclusive and sustainable open commons for Europe’s research and innovation system.

Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, opened the event with an inspiring explanation of its visionary idea on the role of the EOSC as the 'The New Republic of Letters'  >> Read all here <<
 
Five substantive sessions followed, on the key aspects of the implementation of the EOSC. Discussion will centre around short preparatory documents prepared for the Summit('input papers'). The papers were drafted by the Commission in collaboration with Chairs and Rapporteurs and with the assistance of the EOSCPilot project.
 
With a vision to make the EOSC a reality by 2020, ESFRI  Projects and Landmarks' representatives participated in the Summit and contributed to panel discussions sharing their expert knowledge and accumulated experience from the realm of research infrastructures.
 
The Summit generated a number of concrete EOSC Statements for implementation, towards
finalising the EOSC Roadmap for governance and funding that is to be presented to Member States by the end of 2017; and to help form a coalition of willing stakeholders (expressed at the Summit), as a basis for a future 'governance board' for the EOSC.
 
The presentations and the webstream of the event are now available online here.