EOSC-Pillar supports the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) by leveraging national initiatives in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy, and thematic initiatives developed by research communities working in national and European collaborations to build a future based on Open Science and FAIR data practices.
Trust-IT leads Work Package 2, which includes dissemination, outreach, and community building. These goals are achieved by providing full-stack support from the development of the communication and dissemination strategy, to its implementation through a website and social media channels, the organisation of events such as workshops and webinars, the development of an online consultation platform, and the design and production of communication materials. The communication kit including the project logo and materials designed by Trust-IT is available online.
In September 2019, Trust-IT collected interviews from key actors and Work Package leaders and published them as videos to be employed throughout the project’s online channels.
Among other things, Trust-IT organised a webinar in April 2020 on the results of the project’s survey on national initiatives, offering an overview of the current landscape in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy concerning such topics as EOSC and FAIR data principles. The recording and presentations of this successful webinar (more than 170 participants) are available here. Trust-IT also provided interactive data visualisation on the first results of the survey, which can be seen at this link.
Thanks to Trust-IT’s experience and enthusiasm, EOSC-Pillar is leading collaborative efforts between EOSC regional projects on communications and events. This collaboration has already resulted in several successful outputs, such as a collection of position papers on EOSC, and a joint online workshop at the EOSC-hub Week 2020 (attended by more than 140 people), focusing on policy developments supporting the development of EOSC.