26-27 February 2020
Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Europe/Paris timezone


H2020 ESCAPE Progress Meeting 2020

The first ESCAPE progress meeting will take place on 26-27 February 2020 at the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels. After the ESCAPE kickoff meeting in February 2019, this two-day progress meeting will bring together the H2020-ESCAPE consortium members, ESCAPE General Assembly members, ESCAPE external expert advisory board members as well as members from EOSC stakeholder projects.

Meeting Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium.

Meeting Dates:  26-27 February 2020

Remote connection:
Day 1: https://zoom.us/j/767574734
Day 2: https://zoom.us/j/517324759
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Registration deadline:  14 February 2020

Objective of the meeting: In the first year of the project all the ESCAPE workpackages have finalized their workplans.  The ESCAPE progress meeting will provide a platform to the project members to discuss and identify interfaces between various workpackages and set-up cross workpackage groups. Some of the topics that will be discussed during this meeting includes AAI, Software repository and catalogue, ESCAPE Data Lake and Science Platform as well as Virtual Observatory access. Workpackage leads can also use this occasion to plan for the upcoming six months in view of the mid-term review in September 2020.

In addition, this event will provide an opportunity to the ESCAPE general assembly members and external expert advisory board members to review the activities carried out in the first year of the project. Over the last year, ESCAPE has also actively participated and contributed to the EOSC Executive Board Architecture Group as well as important EOSC events and meetings. During the progress meeting, we will discuss the present updates on the EOSC EB working groups and define how ESCAPE can contribute to these working groups. The event will also discuss the networking and collaboration with other EOSC cluster projects.


Who should attend?

  • Day 1 - 26 February 2020: The first day of the event will be a dedicated to technical discussions to encourage cross-workpackage discussions within ESCAPE project members.  Day 1 will be open to all the ESCAPE consortium members and invitees from EOSC stakeholder projects.
  • Day 2 morning - 27 February 2020:  Second day of the event will be divide into two  sessions.  The morning session will be open to ESCAPE consortium members as well as the external members from EOSC projects addressing ESCAPE contribution and collaboration with EOSC stakeholder projects.
  • Day 2 afternoon - 27 February 2020: The afternoon session however will be a closed session and it will be open EXCLUSIVELY to ESCAPE General Assembly, External Expert Advisory Board and Executive board members. 


About ESCAPE: The European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures (H2020-ESCPAE) brings together the astronomy, astroparticle and particle physics communities. With this, ESCAPE puts together a cluster with ESFRI projects with aligned challenges of data-driven research, with demonstrated capabilities in addressing various stages of data workflow and concerned with fundamental research through complementary approaches.


Acknowledgment : ESCAPE - The European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle Physics ESFRI Research Infrastructures has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement n° 824064.


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