[Source: Research & Innovation] The event aims to: • take stock of the progress made so far • give stakeholders the opportunity to review the Commission's vision for the European Open Science Cloud • build consensus on the implementation plan and next steps The summit has to be Europe’s moment of commitment to the EOSC and it will generate a number of concrete EOSC Statements that participants, who are the backbone of the EOSC, and the Commission are fully committed to making the EOSC happen by 2020. In that respect the summit marks a clear turning point in implementation, and prove the willingness to build the EOSC as an inclusive, sustainable and open commons for Europe’s research and innovation system. Commissioner Moedas will open the event with a speech, which will be followed by a panel discussion. Five substantive sessions will follow, on the key aspects of the implementation of the EOSC. Director-General Robert-Jan Smits will Chair the event. Discussion will centre around short preparatory documents prepared for the Summit ('input papers'). The papers were drafted by the Commission in collaboration with Chairs and Rapporteurs and with the assistance of the EOSCPilot project.
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