NTW Nordic
04 Oct

Tripartite Event | Nordic & Baltic Countries

Tallinn, Estonia

The tripartite national actors in the Nordic and Baltic countries organise their first EOSC tripartite event in Tallinn on Tuesday, 4 October 2022, with the support of the EOSC-Nordic project. Representatives from the European Commission, EOSC Association, Nordic and Baltic Member States, Research Performing Organisations, and other relevant Open Science and Research players in the region will gather together to discuss the impact of EOSC on the region and how the region is contributing to the EOSC implementation highlighting best practices from the different countries.

The event starts at 10 EEST. A welcome coffee will be available from 9:30 EEST. The event is invitation only.


Location: Nordic Hotel Forum, Viru väljak 3, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia

Date/time: October 4th, 9:30 - 16:00

Time (Estonia local time)


09:30 - 10:00 

Morning Coffee & Tea 

10:00 - 11:00

EOSC tripartite collaboration: current achievements, future plans and expected impact on countries and research performing organisations 

  • 10´ EOSC-A contribution to EOSC, Karel Luyben, EOSC Association President 
  • 10´ The EOSC Tripartite Collaboration, Thomas Neidenmark, Policy Officer, Open Science Unit, DG RTD, European Commission
  • 10´ EOSC Steering Board - The national contributions to EOSC, Anu Nuutinen, Senior Science Adviser, Academy of Finland

Interactive panel discussion chaired by Wilhelm Widmark, Library Director of Stockholm University & EOSC Association Board Director

11:00 - 11:20

Networking Coffee & Tea 

11:20 - 13:0

Pursuing strategic alignment between national agendas & EOSC: How the Nordic and Baltic priorities fit in/support the EOSC agenda and viceversa

Lightning talks from the Nordic & Baltic countries:

  •  Hanne-Louise Kirkegaard, Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Denmark
  • Martin Eessalu, Ministry of Education and Research, Estonia
  • 5´ Sami Niinimäki, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland
  •  Edvards Francis Kuks, Ministry of Education and Science, Latvia
  • 5´ Tadas Juknevičius, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Lithuania 
  • 5´ Ola Berge, Ministry of Education and Research, Norway
  • 5´ Beate Elend, Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden

Interactive panel discussion chaired by Ute Gunsenheimer, EOSC Association Secretary General

13:00 - 14:15

Networking Lunch 

14:15 - 15:50

Exploring successful practices in the Nordic and Baltic countries to boost the EOSC uptake

45´ Best practices on how to engage funders & Research Performing Organisations in EOSC

  • 5´ Funders's Role in National Engagement with EOSC, Ola Berge, Ministry of Education and Research, Norway
  • 5´ Involving HEIs in EOSC, Sabina Anderberg, Swedish Association of Higher Education Instititions (SUHF) & co-chair of the EOSC-A Task Force on Upskilling countries
  • 5´ Towards a FAIR Danish Research Landscape, John Renner Hansen, Professor, Chairman of DeiC-Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation Consortium
  • Interactive discussion moderated by Sverker Holmgren, Director of Chalmers e-Infrastructure Commons, Chalmers University of Technology and co-chair of the EOSC Association Task Force on Research Engagement and Adoption

50´ Best practices on EOSC-related national coordination structures in the Nordic and Baltic countries

  • 5´ National coordination structures on open access to research data and EOSC, Sofia Abrahamsson, Swedish Research Council
  • 5´ EOSC Finnish Forum, Marita Kari, Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV)
  • 5´ EOSC Denmark Coordination Forum, Anne Sofie Fink, DeiC - Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation Consortium
  • 5´ Shared Services Centre as mechanism for institutional engagement, Sarmite Mickevica, Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia
  • Interactive discussion moderated by Lars Fischer, Strategy & Policy Officer, NORDUnet and Member of the Board of Directors, GÉANT Association

15:50 - 16:00

Closing Remarks

19:00 - 23:00 Social Dinner

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