The EOSC-FF Coordinating Committee

On this page you can find the summaries of the EOSC Finnish Forum Coordinating Committee meetings.

About the Coordinating Committee

The purpose of the EOSC Finnish Forum Coordinating Committee is to facilitate the work of EOSC Finnish Forum, ensure an inclusive participation of the Finnish stakeholders of EOSC in it and promote the Finnish interest in the EOSC Association. The Coordinating Committee is composed of the following representatives:  

  • The Ministry of Education and Culture: Juha Haataja, Sami Niinimäki
  • Academy of Finland: Anu Nuutinen, Harri Hautala
  • The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies: Henriikka Mustajoki, Hanna Lahdenperä
  • CSC–IT Center for Science: Per Öster, Antti Pursula

The Coordinating Committee is supported by the EOSC Finnish Forum Office which is run by EOSC-FF Coordinator Sara Garavelli (CSC) and EOSC-FF Engagement Officer Anu Märkälä (CSC).

4th Meeting 9 June 2021

Anu Nuutinen and Juha Haataja shared the updates from the EOSC Steering Board meeting which had taken place 26 May. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the European Commission and the EOSC Association will be signed in June to officially launch the partnership, and the first meeting of the EOSC Partnership will be also organised.  

EOSC Steering Board had also discussed the upcoming call for EOSC Association Task Forces, contributions of countries to EOSC in national, regional and institutional levels, and organized the work of their subgroups that are responsible for following up different aspects related to EOSC (including policies and KPIs).

Per Öster and Sara Garavelli explained how the call for EOSC Association Task Forces is organized and reported the feedback gathered in the EOSC Association & Task Forces webinar (7.6.2021). The Coordinating Committee agreed that EOSC Finnish Forum should promote the call actively to the Finnish stakeholders and arrange coordination at national level.

Sara Garavelli presented briefly how the study on EOSC engagement mechanisms at national level is progressing and how the session at EOSC Symposium (15.6.2021) will be organized.

Lastly, Anu Märkälä informed the Committee on the past and upcoming communication and engagement activities and informed that the current number of EOSC-FF members is 95.

The next meeting will take place 25 August. 

3rd Meeting 20 April 2021

Juha Haataja (OKM) and Anu Nuutinen (AKA) reported back from the second EOSC Steering Board meeting which took place on the 8th of April. EOSC Steering Board has approved its workplan and set as objectives to create a common understanding between the Commission, the Member States and the countries associated to Horizon Europe on the direction of policy developments required for achieving the strategic, political and implementation objectives of the EOSC and to pursue alignment of national policies and investments relevant to the European Open Science Cloud.

Sara Garavelli and Per Öster (CSC) gave updates on the EOSC Advisory Groups that will be launched before the summer by the EOSC Association. For more details on the EOSC Advisory Groups you can consult the presentation given by Sarah Jones, GEANT & EOSC Association Director during the EOSC & RDA Event held on the 23rd of April 2021. A call for members will be launched in late May.

The EOSC Finnish Forum Coordination Committee acknowledged that there is a need to streamline the communication about EOSC at large.

Anu Märkälä (CSC) informed that EOSC Finnish Forum has currently 86 members. She also presented the past and upcoming communication and engagement activities. The next public EOSC-FF webinar will be organized in May and it will address the topic of new Advisory Groups and how to join them.

The next meeting of the Coordinating Committee will take place on the 9th of June 2021.

2nd Meeting 10 March 2021

In the second meeting of the Coordination Committee, Anu Nuutinen (AKA) and Juha Haataja (OKM) informed about the newly established EOSC Steering Board. It is composed of representatives from the Member States and Associated Countries and chaired by the European Commission. EOSC Steering Board has an advisory role towards the EOSC Association.  Watch a video of the previous Governance sharing ideas and suggestions for effective implementation of EOSC

The initial list of the Advisory Groups of the EOSC Association was discussed. It was noted that new organizations willing to join the Association will be considered as provisionally accepted members of the Association before the next General Assembly where the membership will be confirmed. Hence, they will be able to suggest candidates for the Advisory Groups.

The Coordinating Committee were also informed about the upcoming EOSC & RDA webinar (25.3.2021) and the associated open call as well as the current EOSC-FF membership statistics.

The next meeting of the Coordinating Committee will take place on the 20th of April.

1st Meeting 20 January 2021

The EOSC Finnish Forum Coordinating Committee held its first meeting on the 20th of January 2021 in advance of the official launch of EOSC Finnish Forum (EOSC-FF). There were three topics on the agenda. Firstly, the Coordinating Committee agreed on its ways of working and meeting schedule for 2021.

Secondly, the committee discussed the proposal for the on-boarding process to join EOSC Finnish Forum and the engagement plan related to it. Everybody endorsed the suggestion to keep the on-boarding process as simple and inclusive as possible and welcomed the first ideas for engagement activities. It was agreed that the EOSC-FF Office and the representatives of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies will discuss the engagement plan in more detail to align it with the communication and engagement mechanisms of the National Open Science Coordination.

Lastly, the Coordinating Committee agreed on the roles and responsibilities in view of the upcoming webinar “EOSC in Finland and in the European Context” which would take place on the 25th of January.

The next meeting will take place on the 10th of March 2021.