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The Executive Board of the EOSC is a body of representatives from the research and e-infrastructures communities, appointed by the European Commission.

The Executive Board is chaired by Karel Luyben (European Association of Universities of Technology – CESAER) and Cathrin Stöver (GÉANT). All Executive Board members are appointed in a personal capacity and represent pan-European organisations of relevant for the EOSC implementation, for example large pan-European research infrastructures, eInfrastructures, public research organisations, universities, public research funding organisations and industry organisations.

Minutes from all the EOSC Executive Board meetings can be found here


  • Provide advice and support on the strategy, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the progress of the implementation of the EOSC as set out in the Staff Working Document on the Implementation Roadmap (SIP) for the EOSC, notably in the form of:
    • a strategic implementation plan and annual work plans, and of a proposed mechanism for overseeing and steering the implementation of the strategic and annual work plans, and for monitoring and reporting on progress;
    • rules for participation to guide service provision and an action plan for scientific data interoperability to operationalise the FAIR principles.
  • Provide recommendations on the appropriate mechanisms and possible forms for the EOSC governance after 2020 including business models and modes of financing, and on how the user base of the EOSC could be extended to the public sector and the industry.

The Executive Board is supported by EOSC Secretariat, a project set up to provide an operational framework for the EOSC.


The EOSC Strategic Implementation Plan

The Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) is the first key outputs of the EOSC Executive Board. The plan provides information on:

  • The timeline of practical outputs that are key to the development of an EOSC minimum viable platform
  • 5 priority areas in EOSC that were identified and have become the target areas of the first Executive Board Working Groups
  • Background and foundational information that led to the development of this roadmap

Download the SIP

The EOSC Workplan

This first version of the EOSC Work Plan outlines the key outputs which will be delivered in this first phase of implementation. This includes:

  • A first iteration of activities which will be handed over to a new governance structure at the end of 2020
  • The timelines, methods for delivery and key inputs running from mid-2019 until the end of 2020
  • Activities including the most recently approved Horizon 2020 projects

Download the EOSC Work Plan


Read more on the EOSCsecretariat.eu website