National Tripartite Event: Croatia
Croatia’s National Tripartite Event was celebrated on 30 March, during the third day of the DEI 2023 conference, organised by the University Computing Centre (SRCE) of the University of Zagreb, Croatia’s EOSC Association (EOSC-A) Mandated Organisation, at the City Plaza Zagreb Centre next to SRCE’s office.
The highlight for the Croatian community attending the event (including researchers, research performing organisations, infrastructures, policy makers, the Croatia Science Foundation as main research funder in the country, and SRCE as service provider) was the presentation in the afternoon by Zoran Bekić of the brand-new National Plan for Open Science, still hot from the press. The plan has been in the making for over a year and starts now its path for approval and adoption by the Ministry of Science and Education and Croatian stakeholders.
Ivan Maric, SRCE’s director, opened the event in the morning, followed by representatives from all three members of EOSC’s Tripartite Governance, who presented the plans and developments surrounding Open Science, and more specifically EOSC, at the European Commission, the Member States, and the wider community of the EOSC Association. The perspectives, current practices, and challenges of Open Science in Croatia shaped the second session before lunch and were later discussed in the closing final panel.