General Assembly

The Association is comprised of Members and Observers.

Members and Observers must:

  • Be a legal entity established in accordance with the laws and customs of the country of origin or be constituted as an intergovernmental organisation pursuant to an international treaty in accordance with principles of international law. They cannot be a department of national governments or ministries;
  • Confirm in writing that they embrace and endorse the vision of the Association and adhere to its values;
  • Have a substantial and significant interest in, and potential contribution to or impact on, EOSC;
  • Fall into one or more of the following categories of organisations: a. Research funding organisation; b. Research performing organisation; c. Service providing organisation; d. Other organisation.

All Members should have a presence in an EU Member State or Associated Country, or any other country associated with the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Observers may be established outside this area. Each Member State or Associated Country that has one or more organisations that are Members of the Association may appoint one (1) Member to act as its Mandated Organisation, to represent national interests. In addition, the EIROforum is permitted to mandate one of its members to represent the views of the Forum. Mandated Organisations can fall into any member category.

The General Assembly is the supreme authority of the Association and is composed of one (1) Delegate per Member with voting rights and one (1) Representative per Observer without voting rights.

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Macedonia

FCSE at UKIM is among the largest and most prestigious faculties in the field of computer science and technologies in the region. FCSE teaching staff include many of the best in their sectors, and more than 3000 students are enrolled there. The FSCE offers a wide range of elective courses to its students making different profiles capable to cope with different professional challenges.

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Sweden

To gain and disseminate knowledge to the benefit of humankind and for a better world is a primary mission of Uppsala University. Strong research and high quality study programmes attract students and scientists from all over the world. About 7,000 employees prepare 45,000 students for responsible work in science and society. Founded in 1477 Uppsala University is a top-ranked comprehensive university, committed to openness, academic integrity, and inspired thinking.

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Germany

DFN-Verein is the German National Research and Education Network. Established in 1984, DFN-Verein has been providing a high-performance communication infrastrucutre to German academia since more than 35 years. In close partnership with its 350 members DFN-Verein enables the development and provision of innovative services in the areas of connectivity, security, collaboration and mobility.
 

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Austria

The ACONET Association, founded in 1986, promotes the Austrian scientific network ACOnet, which is the shared high-performance network for non-profit organisations in the realms of science, research, education and culture.

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Sweden

The Swedish Research Council is Sweden’s largest governmental research funding agency. It supports research and research infrastructures of the highest quality within all scientific fields.

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Belgium

Being established in 1976,VLIR represents the Flemish universities. It serves as a platform to facilitate interuniversity cooperation and interaction with the Government of Flanders and the federal Government of Belgium in all matters concerning the threefold mission statement of universities (education, research and services to society). VLIR is the forum where the universities debate, learn from each other, join forces and formulate shared recommendations and solutions. VLIR is a member of EUA.
 

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Belgium

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a competitive, high-quality, socially committed and internationally-oriented university located in Brussels. VUB offers high quality education and houses more than 160 research groups. Thanks to this expertise and its strategic location, the VUB is the ideal partner for prestigious research with an outlook on Europe and the world. The university therefore is an avid participant in European projects.

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Czech Republic

VSB-TUO is the fourth largest university in the Czech Republic (CZ) with a technical and economic orientation. IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center is the university research institute. It is a strategic research infrastructure in CZ. It is a leading RDI centre active in the field of high-performance computing, data analysis and artificial intelligence. It operates the most powerful supercomputing systems in the CZ available internationally to research teams from academia and industry.

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Germany

With about 300 employees and an annual budget of €26 million, the ZBW has been working in the fields of electronic publishing and research data management for many years. It operates the OA-repository EconStor with 200.000 digital full texts and the economics portal EconBiz in which ca. 11 million publications are listed. With five professor positions, ZBW has an internationally recognize research group in the field of Open Science.