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Second EOSC-Nordic Policy Workshop: Nordic and Baltic collaboration as EOSC enabler


EOSC-Nordic is inviting stakeholders to join the second online EOSC-Nordic Policy Workshop, discussing how the collaboration between the Nordics and the Baltics can inspire the implementation of EOSC, drawing on past experiences and lessons learned in the first year of the EOSC-Nordic project.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday 9 March at 9:00 CET.

Register for the Nordic Policy Workshop here


9:00–9:45 Welcome & open science status in the Baltics and Nordics

Development and harmonization of the Open Science policies in the Baltic and Nordic countries are significant for successful cross-border research. Progress in this field will be presented and discussed in this introductory session.

Welcoming words and opening – Maijastiina Arvola

Progress of open science in the Baltics


    • Aleksandrs Martiņš Blūms – RIS3 Expert, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia
    • Martin Eessalu –  Adviser, Research Policy Department, Ministry of Education and Research, Estonia

Progress of open science in the Nordics – Gudmund Host, Coordinator, EOSC-Nordic

9:4510:00 Q&A

10:0010:15 Coffee break

10:15–11:30 Panel discussion on EOSC development and solutions to challenges

EOSC is developing and is intended to be a key in the future of European efforts to achieve a more European ”buffet” of research data and access to e-infrastructure services. This development will likely, among other things, entail a need for different kinds of standardization and interoperability between organizations previously working as silos. As such it presents a challenge for e-infrastructures, universities, and other participants

Moderator: Damien Lecarpentier

Introductory presentations by EOSC-Nordic:

  • FAIR implementation – Andreas Jaunsen, WP4 Lead
  • Requirements of being an EOSC service provider – Ivar Koppel, Executive Board Member
  • Service delivery chain – Lars Fischer, Task Lead
  • Service provider’s point of view to interoperability – Ilja Livenson, WP3 Lead
  • Researchers’ point of view to interoperability – Anca Hienola, WP2

Panel discussion participants:

  • Ari Asmi – Coordinator, Research Infrastructures, University of Helsinki
  • Kristina Lillemets – Chief Digital Officer, University of Tartu
  • Sverker Holmgren – Professor, Director, e-Commons, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Per Öster – Director, Business Insights & Growth, CSC
  • Jan Meijer – Senior Advisor, International Strategies, UNINETT

11:3012:30 Lunch

 12:30–13:45 Panel discussion on Nordic and Baltic collaboration in the context of EOSC

The Nordic and Baltic countries have a long history of co-operation. The EOSC-Nordic project has further strengthened links and created an opportunity to harmonize policies in the field of science to make it more open and interoperable. In this panel, we are going to discuss how to continue the cooperation on the regional level and how this relates to the EOSC development as a whole. In addition, we will discuss, what goals should be set harmonizing the science policies between the countries.

Moderator: Troels Rasmussen

Introductory presentations by EOSC-Nordic:

  • Nordic and Baltic collaboration beyond the EOSC-Nordic project lifetime – Maijastiina Arvola, WP2 Lead
  • Nordic and Baltic collaboration in the past and now – Lars Fischer, Task lead
  • EOSC-Nordic results until mid-term – Lene Krol Andersen, Project Manager

Panel discussion participants:

  • Aleksandrs Martiņš Blūms – RIS3 Expert, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia
  • Henriikka Mustajoki – National Head of Development, The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies
  • John Renner Hansen – The Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation, Chair of Board, DeIC
  • Liina-Maria Munari  – Deputy Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Wilhelm Widmark – Member of Board of Directors, EOSC Aisbl

13:45–14:00 Final remarks – Maijastiina Arvola