The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) envisions establishing a European data infrastructure, integrating high-capacity cloud solutions, eventually widening the scope of these services to include the public sector and industry. Several important EOSC milestones will occur during the Austrian EU presidency in the second half of 2018. One of these events will be a conference showcasing European and Austrian organizations, infrastructure projects, and data initiatives—the material foundations on which the EOSC infrastructures will be built—that embody the EOSC themes of Governance & Funding, Data Culture and FAIR Data, and Services and Architecture.


The Austrian Presidency and the European Commission invite stakeholders from all Member States to celebrate the launch of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).  The launch event on 23 November 2018 marks the conclusion of a long process of consultation and reflection with stakeholders and is a symbolic start for the EOSC.


The Vienna Declaration on the European Open Science Cloud Governance Structure summarizes the consultation process by highlighting most important steps and by reminding the commitments, agreed upon by the Member States in the format of various policy documents. It also emphasizes the need to actively support this joint effort to ensure smooth and successful implementation. The Declaration will be approved by acclamation at the event.

Governance Framework

The newly appointed representatives of both Governance Board and Executive Board will present the Governance Structure of the EOSC.

EOSC Portal

The first version of the EOSC Portal, the entry point of the Cloud, will be demonstrated and its functionalities explained.
Once up and running, the EOSC will offer Europe's 1.7 million researchers and 70 million science and technology professionals a platform to store, share and re-use their data across disciplines and borders.


Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF),
University of Vienna,
TU Wien,
European Commission