Jean-David Malo, Thomas Skordas, Kurt Vandenberghe, Karina Angelieva, Jean-Eric Paquet, Roberto Viola, Michał Boni at the EOSC Summit
At the EOSC Summit (11 June 2018) – From Vision to Implementation, many prominent players and related constituencies were represented and engaged in a fervent debate around the future of EOSC. The EOSC Summit 2018 brought together 180 key players for the implementation of the EOSC, representing all categories and scientific fields. Fifteen research funders and about thirty officials attended from ministries of Member States and Associate Countries. What is more, the Summit reached much further than Brussels; about 500 people watched the web stream of the event, 109 simultaneously at one point, from all over the globe.
The Summit aimed at taking stock on progress and achievements towards the EOSC, a year on since the 2017 Summit, while allowing participants to share information on relevant activities and commitments and to reflect on the next steps of the implementation. With a view to providing input for the future EOSC governance and set up, a stakeholder consultation on the draft ‘Rules of Participation of EOSC' and on the draft 'FAIR Data Action Plan' was launched.