On 2-4 November Georgia hosted a EOSC Tripartite Collaboration Event. A Tripartite Collaboration is a concept of strategic coordination between the European Commission, the EOSC Association and Member States and Associated Countries involved in the EOSC Steering Board and the aim of the event is to intensify outreach and coordination of EOSC relevant actions at national level.

The tripartite event took place in conjunction with the first Open Science Forum in Georgia organised by the Ministry of Education and Science, and in the context of this national forum, GRENA, the Research and Educational Networking Association (NREN) of Georgia, hosted their second EOSC dissemination event.

Nunu Mitskevich, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Georgia

The forum was hosted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and was attended by a total of 120 participants both in person and online. In her opening speech Nunu Mitskevich, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, stressed the importance of the development of open science practices in the country. Day two of the Tripartite Event was hosted by the National Science Library of Georgia and focussed on training for EOSC ambassadors in the country. The forum closed with the inauguration of the Digital Humanities Centre at Gori State University, in Gori, Georgia.

The EOSC national dissemination event organised by GRENA gathered representatives from the Georgian research and education community. Among its speakers, Ramaz Kvatadze from GRENA, who gave an overview of GRENA EOSC activities, Marina Razmadze, who highlighted achievements and future plans for the Techinformi Institute, Nino Pavliashvili from the National Science Library who illustrated how the library embraced Open Science and the scientist Irma Khachidze from Ivane Beritashvili Centre of Experimental Biomedicine who talked about the project EEGHUB.GE about the brain’s electrical activity. The event closed with an engaging panel discussion with participants from the national and international community who expressed great interest in attending future EOSC activities and events.

GRENA has contributed to the development of EOSC principles in Georgia from the start, we will keep supporting its advancement in our country in the years to come.

Ramaz Kvatadze , Executive Director, GRENA