Project Overview addresses the need for the set-up of an operational framework supporting the overall governance of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Led by a lean consortium of experienced and complementary partners, the project maintains a practical approach to address all the specific needs of the coordination structure expected by the EOSC.

Furthermore, it retains a high degree of flexibility in its roll-out plan by adopting a co-creation approach, founded on a substantial budget left available for all upcoming, foreseen and unforeseen, challenges of introducing a truly operational open science cloud serving all European stakeholders. is also characterised by being neutral towards the community it is serving and by having a pragmatic approach that is fully dedicated to realising the outcomes of the EOSC design as stated by the Staff Working Document and adopted council conclusions.


The Synergy


Below we list the efforts made by SSHOC and projects so far to create synergies and the results obtained.


SSHOC's partner CNR (Italian National Research Council) hosted the 2nd SSHOC Consortium meeting in Florence on 14-15 October 2019. The 2-day event presented the results of the first ten months of project's activities sharing practices and experiences. Representatives from other EOSC-related projects and key enfrastructures, included, highlighted possible links and synergies, while SSHOC representatives explored internal overlapses, collaboration between work packages, standards and recommendations.


As part of its engagement activities, is pooling stakeholder views on EOSC implementation. The ESFRI Cluster position papers delineate the ways in which EOSC-Life, ENVRI FAIR, ESCAPE, PaNOSC, and SSHOC will contribute directly to EOSC as it enables them to leverage their domain expertise and better serve community needs.


To give some insights on how the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) will be able to influence the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) sector, the paper "EOSC as a game-changer in the Social Sciences and Humanities research activities" by Donatella Castelli has been published.