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The future development of the European Research Area (ERA) was discussed at the conference A new start for Europe: opening up to an ERA of innovation that was attended by more than 500 participants. The conference will cover a broad range of issues including:the results and outcome of the ‘Science 2.0: Science in Transition’ consultation; the ERA Roadmap; open labour market for researchers; building up an innovation ecosystem; future markets.


The European Research ministers converged on considering the development of a European Open Science Agenda under the European Research Area. In its conclusions, the Council called for open, data-intensive and networked research and emphasised the importance of developing e-infrastructures.

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The EGI-Engage project (Engaging the Research Community towards an Open Science Commons) started in March 2015, co-funded by the European Commission for 30 months, as a collaborative effort involving more than 70 institutions in over 30 countries.

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EGI-InSPIRE: building the digital European Research Area from the ground up. The final report describes the activities undertaken during the span of the EGI-InSPIRE project (May 2010 – December 2014). The report focuses on the project’s achievements and outcomes, reports on the use and dissemination of the foreground of the project and on the project performance and impact. On the web-site of DIGITAL AGENDA FOR EUROPE (A Europe 2020 Initiative) is published the small note about this event, which we give completely.  The reference to the report of EGI is below given.


The Open Science Commons is built on: e-Infrastructure Commons, an idea developed by the e-IRG to encompass integrated services and interoperable infrastructures across Europe and the world; Open Data Commons, where observations, results and applications can be made available for scientific research and for anyone to use and reuse; Knowledge Commons, in which communities have shared ownership of knowledge and co-create solutions with access to expertise and the technical support they need to exploit state-of-the-art digital services.


On the 25th and 26th of September, EGI and GÉANT hosted a joint symposium on federated community clouds for research, as part of the EGI Autumn Conference. Over 150 participants gathered at the Science Park in Amsterdam to discuss community cloud services for the research community. 


Veterans returning from active duty endure many challenges to readapt to a civilian life. For some there is the added complication of combat stress, which affects their memory, attention span and other cognitive functions. 


The EGI Community Forum 2014 was held at the Helsinki University , Finland between 19-23 May 2014. The event was hosted by in partnership with the University of Helsinki and CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd. The theme for the event was: Advancing excellent science



Luděk Matyska, chair of the EGI Council, writes about EGI's future as a secure, federated data-analysis infrastructure for the European Research Area. "An EGI strategy to tackle society’s grand challenges by providing a powerful, secure, efficient and scalable research infrastructure and associated support services for leading-edge data analytics." 


More than 4000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, young people and politicians are expected in Vilnius. The event will focus on Horizon 2020 - the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020.

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