june, 2018

26jun19:3022:00From EOSC to open data and innovation in Europe19:30 - 22:00 Event Type:K4I Forum Dinner Debate in cooperation with EGI Foundation


(Tuesday) 19:30 - 22:00


Members' Salon, European Parliament

Event Details

Everybody in Europe should have the possibility to innovate by using the research results available thanks to decades of public investments.

But how do we make this body of scientific knowledge accessible for use and reuse to all European researchers, innovators and citizens?

Right now, the knowledge and data acquired through European funding get lost over time, usually within 3 to 5 years after the end of a project, because there are no long-term storage solutions.

This gap has a negative impact on the innovation potential of Europe.

Research data storage and preservation are key elements in the European research data lifecycle and yet we are a lacking a hub where data can be preserved long-term to advance our innovation and growth prospects. This location should be open, accessible and distributed to allow scientists and businesses to publish and access the data they need to innovate.

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative has an outstanding potential of becoming this platform, by offering a secure and unified access of storing and sharing data and knowledge. The EOSC will enable knowledge to circulate freely towards a culture of shared economic values, narrowing the digital divide across Europe to create new jobs and opportunities for growth.

Questions & talking points:

1. A significant part of the data generated by European public money is never reused. We need a mechanism for long term preservation of data, at no cost for scientists (as opposed to commercial providers). What can we do about this?
2. How do we stimulate knowledge creation from this data and encourage innovation and business generation & job growth? Could EOSC support the creation of open science and innovation and help create job growth?
3. How to enhance the skill pool that allows scientists to benefit from Open Data and the EOSC framework?
4. How can we make sure European regions are part of the EOSC, thus reducing the digital gap?

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From EOSC to open data and innovation in Europe


Ivana Maletić, Member of the European Parliament (MEP)

Speakers for this event

  • Boni, Michał

    Boni, Michał

    Member of the European Parliament (MEP)

    A graduate of the University of Warsaw, where for many years he lectured in the Department of Polish Culture History. Involved in "Solidarity" underground movement since 1980, since 1987 its leader on University of Warsaw and from march 1983 till 1989 editor in chief of underground weekly newspaper "Wola". Since 1989 a member of the national authorities of "Solidarity", in 1990 – chairman of the "Mazowsze" Region Managing Board. In 1991, the Minister of Labour and Social Policy, from 1992 to 1993 he held the position of the Secretary of State in the same ministry, where he was responsible, inter alia, for labor market policy. Member of Parliament of the first tenure. From 1998 to 2001, the chief advisor to the Minister of Labour and Social Policy. Key expert cooperating in shaping of the National Development Plan and the National Action Plan for 2007-2013. Since January 2008, the Secretary of State in the Prime Minister's Office. In 2009 appointed to the office of the Minister – a member of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers. Since 2008 he was the Head of Strategic Advisors to the Prime Minister. The Minister of Administration and Digitization of Poland from 2011 till 2013. The host of the Congress of Freedom on the Internet, the organizer of the consultation on digital privacy and data protection, creator of the Governmental Operational Programme Digital Poland 2014-2020. Since 2014 the Member of the European Parliament active in LIBE and ITRE Committees. The member of Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly and the Vice-chair of the Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. The co-founder of the Intergroup Digital Agenda for Europe.

    Member of the European Parliament (MEP)

  • Gonzalez Aranda, Juan Miguel

    Gonzalez Aranda, Juan Miguel

    CTO of the LifeWatch ERIC & chair of the ERIC Forum

    CTO of the LifeWatch ERIC & chair of the ERIC Forum

  • Herczog, Edit

    Herczog, Edit

    Director, Vision & Values

    Edit Herczog is the Director of her company Vision & Values situated in Brussels and is member of the Research Data Alliance Global Council since April 2017, where she is Co-Chair of the Financial Subcommittee. She is appointed Senior EU Liaison Adviser for GÉANT. She sits on the Administrative Board of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators and is Member of the Board at the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN). Prior to establishing her company, she served two consecutive terms in the European Parliament as MEP (2004-2014). She was member of the ITRE, IMCO, BUDG and CONT committees. As MEP she served as Member of the K4I governing board, was one of the governors of the European Internet Foundation and was vice-president of the Kangaroo Group and the European Energy Forum. Prior to her election to the EP she was member of the Hungarian Parliament in which role she was delegate to the Council of Europe as well as active member of the Committee for European Integration. Before her public career, she worked for the private sector as a regional sales and technical manager for a specialty chemicals company called National Starch & Chemical (belonging to Unilever and later to ICI) She has an MSc in food conservation engineering. She was research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and professor’s assistant at the University of Horticulture. Edit holds a Certificate of Company Direction for strategic marketing, financial management and company law from the Institute of Directors at Pall Mall, London.

    Director, Vision & Values

  • Legre, Yannick

    Legre, Yannick

    Managing Director, EGI Foundation

    Managing Director, EGI Foundation

  • Markkula, Markku

    Markkula, Markku

    First Vice - President of the European Committee of the Regions

    First Vice - President of the European Committee of the Regions