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

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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 09:00 CET.

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Agenda (to be confirmed)

10:00–10:45 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 successfully implementing the EOSC-Nordic project. 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
Latvia: Aleksandrs Martiņš Blūms
Estonia: Martin Eessalu

Progress of open science in the Nordics – Gudmund or Rob

10:4511:00 Q&A

11:0011:15 Coffee break

11:15–12:30 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 smorgasbord 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


  • Overhead of being an EOSC service provider –  Ivar Koppel
  • FAIR implementation – Per-Olov & Andreas
  • Service delivery chain – Lars Fischer
  • Researcher’s point of view – Anca
  • Interoperability – Ilja


  • John Womersley
  • Sverker Holmgren (Chalmers/KI/UU)
  • Ilja Livenson
  • Henriikka Mustajoki
  • Researcher – Ari Asmi?

12:3013:30 Lunch

 13:30–14:45 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


  • Nordic and Baltic collaboration in the past and now – Lars Fischer
  • EOSC-Nordic collaboration beyond the project lifetime – Maijastiina Arvola
  • EOSC-Nordic results until mid-term – Rob Pennington


  • Anu Nuutinen
  • Anders Sparre Conrad
  • Someone from Island
  • Wilhelm Widmark
  • Someone from Baltics

14:45–15:00 Closing of the day