All details of the e- IRG- workshop, 25-26 May

We already posted some details about the e-IRG workshop but as we are getting closer to the event date more and more information surfaces in relation to it. This year’s e-IRG workshop will be a series of 3 webinars organized within the framework of Croatia’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union by the e-IRG secretariat and the University of Zagreb, the University Computing Centre (SRCE) with the support of the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education.

The topics are covering the key challenges of e-Infrastructures within the new ERA:

  • future skills
  • partnerships 
  • FAIR data

As we posted earlier due to the current crucial situation instead of a physical gathering the workshop will be held online, in form of webinars with an interactive atmosphere to discuss the key points of the topics above.

Register for the webinars here

Programme details

1. Future skills in the new European Research Area

Date of webinar: 25 May (14:00-15:45 CET)

This session is devoted to the future skills in the new ERA landscape, which are required to produce, circulate, and use research-based knowledge.

During the discussion, we try to answer questions like…

  • What are the required future skills in Digital Europe?
  • What kind of skills development is needed? 
  • What is it needed to keep higher education relevant, valuable, and inclusive, in particular for higher education, research, and innovation?


  • Croatian State Secretary – Tome Anticic
  • EOSC WG Skills Chair – Natalia Manola
  • NI4OS-Europe – Sonja Filipovska
  • ELIXIR Training – Fotis E. Psomopoulos

2. Empowering the e-Infrastructure partnerships in ERA

Date of webinar: 26 May (10:00-11:30 CET)

The objective of this session is to introduce the practical benefits of joint activities in a federated environment like the European Research Area.

We strive to answer questions like…

  • What do we want to achieve with the EU partnerships? 
  • What is the current state of EuroHPC and EOSC and how is their cooperation foreseen?


  • DG CONNECT – Liina-Mari Munari
  • EOSC GB – Hans-Josef Linkens
  • SURF,NL – Erik Fledderus

3. Making the data and services FAIR with the focus on current developments

Date of webinar: 26 May (14:00-15:30 CET)

This session’s purpose is to highlight the importance of interoperability between data-holders and to discuss the relevance of accessing data, to share knowledge without constraints to users/researchers/providers of data and an open and free approach of science.

We try to respond to questions like

  • How to bring FAIR forward, including the cultural aspect?
  • How can we convince researchers to share data and implement FAIR principles?


  • GoFAIR and CODATA – Barend Mons
  • EOSC and RDA, UKRI STFC – Juan Bicarregui
  • Open Access repository at Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) – Isabel Bernal

For more information, please visit: e-IRG Workshop May 2020