EUA hosted 1st meeting of EOSC Skills and Training Working Group

02 April 2020

On 26 February, EUA hosted the first workshop of the newly launched EOSC Skills and Training Working Group, to discuss a work plan for 2020 and strategies to bridge European and national activities. Co-chaired by Vinciane Gaillard (EUA) and Natalia Manola (OpenAIRE), the Working Group includes experts nominated by Member States and EOSC projects.

During the workshop, skills, competence centres and national digital skills policies and strategies were discussed in three break-out groups that will continue as task forces:

  • EOSC minimal skillset and training in EOSC Minimum Viable Product.
  • Options for organisational models for regional/thematic/EU competence centres and their coordination.
  • EOSC skills/training in national digital skills policies and strategies.

The Working Group will also review and agree upon specifications for a EOSC training/learning materials catalogue, possibly a federated approach as part of the EOSC MVP (metadata, formats, APIs, curation, certification, and preservation of training materials). All these discussions will also be a part of the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).

The group’s inspiration is to try to change the culture now so that every student graduating in every discipline has basic required skills.

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