The SSHOC stakeholder series aimed to showcase the progress and achievements of the projects and engage with a wider range of SSHOC stakeholders and other European initiatives; to promote the uptake of SSHOC tools, services, and shared data, equip producers, users, and experts with relevant skills and capabilities, and support the collaboration with other initiatives. The events in the series were designed to be cross-stakeholder to maximise the outreach and to foster the dialog and collaboration between SSHOC stakeholders.
The central event of the series was the mid-project stakeholder forum. Organised in collaboration with EOSC-hub and FREYA projects, the forum took place in October 2020 as the Realising European Open 1 2 Science Cloud conference. Motivated by the post-event review of the SSHOC stakeholder categories, a plan for the organisation of a series of further events was established, with the aim of reaching all stakeholder categories.
The ten events in the stakeholder series are:
The events in the series range from large conferences to sessions or workshops organised as part of other events attended by specific stakeholder groups or scientific communities. The largest event was the Realising European Open Science Cloud conference with an exhibition, networking opportunities, 29 sessions and over 110 speakers and session chairs. In total, the events reached 1283 people. The stakeholder series highlighted the impact of the project activities and developments, placing them in the broader context of European technical and social developments in the social sciences and humanities and EOSC. The events are a major contribution to the promotion of SSHOC project achievements and to the engagement with stakeholders.