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EOSC Governance Board Meets in Munich: Our elephant takes a clearer shape

There is an excellent parable of the blind men and the elephant, which originated in ancient India, I believe. It is the story of a group of blind men who have never come across an elephant before and who are to describe the elephant by respectively touching one – only one – different part of the elephant. Each blind man feels a different part of the elephant’s body, such as the tail, the trunk, the leg. They describe the elephant based on their different experience and of course, the descriptions are entirely different from one another.

I am certain that there are a few stakeholders who see it differently, but very often when we hear and talk about the EOSC, the above parable comes at least to my mind. There is a level of uncertainty felt in the community of stakeholders when it comes to EOSC past, present and future. Added to this is the fact that the EOSC received a new and complicated governance structure this year with the Executive Board and Governance Board being appointed and meeting for the first time in January.

EOSC Governance – Our elephant takes shape

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