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EOSCsecretariat.eu delivered support to the interim EOSC Governance between 2019-2020 while working openly and inclusively with research communities to co-create an all-encompassing European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The project was instrumental in supporting the interim EOSC Governance and its Working Groups to deliver 20 recommendations reports and the first version of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the EOSC.
The project also supported the establishment of the EOSC Association which now plays a key role in the EOSC Partnership for the EOSC alongside the European Commission, the Member States and Associated Countries. The partnership will pave the way for deepening Open Science practices in the new European Research Area and for contributing to the EU digital agenda.
A key element of this success and impact was the EOSCsecretariat.eu Co-creation programme which provided €3.2 million of funding to support a series of activities to support the work of the EOSC Interim Governance and its Working Groups, as well as addressing requirements or gaps in the current activities funded by the European Commission. This also included a dedicated Fast-track COVID-19 call, for activities specifically related to research on the pandemic.
As the project's communications leader, Trust-IT coordinated the selection and publication of a series of success stories from the co-creation funding process. At the end of EOSCsecretariat.eu, a digital booklet was published featuring a selection of these activities which reflect the collective community effort to achieve the adoption of a real Open Science approach that the Co-creation Programme enabled.
This report is a tangible output which gave visibility to many activities carried out across Europe, as well as to the co-creation funding itself, putting EC funding to good use for research.
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