Brief description

EOSC-Pillar supports the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) by leveraging national initiatives in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy, and thematic initiatives developed by research communities working in national and European collaborations to build a future based on Open Science and FAIR data practices.

Jul 2019 to Dec 2022
European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

Our role

Trust-IT leads Work Package 2, which includes dissemination, outreach, and community building. These goals are achieved by providing full-stack support from the development of the communication and dissemination strategy, to its implementation through a website and social media channels, the organisation of events such as workshops and webinars, the development of an online consultation platform, and the design and production of communication materials. The communication kit including the project logo and materials designed by Trust-IT is available online

In September 2019, Trust-IT collected interviews from key actors and Work Package leaders and published them as videos to be employed throughout the project’s online channels. 

Among other things, Trust-IT organised a webinar in April 2020 on the results of the project’s survey on national initiatives, offering an overview of the current landscape in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy concerning such topics as EOSC and FAIR data principles. The recording and presentations of this successful webinar (more than 170 participants) are available here. Trust-IT also provided interactive data visualisation on the first results of the survey, which can be seen at this link.

Thanks to Trust-IT’s experience and enthusiasm, EOSC-Pillar is leading collaborative efforts between EOSC regional projects on communications and events. This collaboration has already resulted in several successful outputs, such as a collection of position papers on EOSC, and a joint online workshop at the EOSC-hub Week 2020 (attended by more than 140 people), focusing on policy developments supporting the development of EOSC. 


The EOSC-Pillar project aims at having the following impacts:

  • Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy research communities will be able to easily access and benefit from the EOSC.
  • The EOSC will become more sustainable through the contributions of national initiatives.
  • EOSC-Pillar countries will be recognised as key supporters of Europe's move towards open science.


EOSC-Pillar has achieved the following results to date:

  • 3900+ engaged community members, of which:
  • 2100+ survey invitees
  • 900+ subscribers to the newsletter
  • 1150+ followers on Twitter
  • 500+ followers on LinkedIn

Onboarding your target communities to ensure uptake of research solutions requires a structured approach, deep analytical skills and the design and implementation of communication and engagement plans made up of a mix of techniques and tools.

If you need to identify and build the perfect audience for your research activity and boost your community, contact us, we’ll be happy to help.

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EOSC-Pillar has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 857650.