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EGI members (NGIs, EIROs, RIs and institutes) can delegate contacts to the EGI Community Managers Group. The EGI Community Managers Group is an information sharing network about user engagement, training, technical support and partner liaison activities in the EGI context. Members of the network have regular meetings and an email list to share information about their activities, and to exchange success stories and best practices between the European and national/community/institutional landscapes.

The EGI Community Group is focused on sharing information about the following areas:

  1. User Engagement:
      1. Objective: The EGI Federation is the reference compute platform for and increasing number of data-intensive science projects
      2. Activities: 
        1. Promote technical solutions and services at events national and European level
        2. Identify new scientific communities, engage them and define a joint work plan
        3. Participate in the EGI Digital Innovation Hub as technology valorization instrument with industry
  2. Training: 
      1. Objective: Users and service providers have the necessary skills and competencies to take benefit of EGI Federation services in their research activities.
      2. Activities: 
        1. Jointly define and deliver EGI training programmes taking into account user community and EGI participants’ needs and leveraging existing networks
        2. Support for training within scientific communities
        3. National/European training structures and events
  3. Technical Support (the EGI Competence Centres):
      1. Objective: Meet the digital needs of users and service providers with technical consultancy and support 
      2. Activities: 
        1. Assist user communities and providers in co-development, piloting and adoption of technical solutions and services
        2. Setup joint projects
        3. Running EGI open calls
        4. Handle service orders through the EGI and EOSC Marketplaces
        5. Establish long term collaborations between providers and users
  4. External Liaisons: 
    1. Objective: Coordinate participation in European-level initiatives of common interest, such as EOSC, GAIA-X, EuroHPC, European Digital Innovation Hubs
    2. Activities: Share information, coordinate common actions

A bit of history: 

Until mid-2021 EGI had an 'NGI International Liaisons' network (NILs). The Community Managers Group replaces the NILs with a broader scope that is open for both the NGIs and the Scientific Organisations of the EGI Council.  


NGI delegates:



Matthias SchrammAustria

Stephane Gerard, VUB
Olivier Devroede, VUB


Todor Gurov, IICT-BAS


Dobriša Dobrenić, SRCE
Emir Imamagic, SRCE

Ivana Křenková, CESNET
Luděk Matyska, CESNET
Czech Republic
Genevieve Romier, CNRSFrance
To be appointedGermany
Kostas Koumantaros, GRNETGreece
Luciano Gaido, INFN
Laura Perini, INFN
Davide Salomoni, INFN
To be appointedLithiania
Peter Hinrich, SURFNetherlands

Anastas Mishev, UKIM

Boro Jakimovski, UKIM

North Macedonia - Republic
Tomasz Piontek, ICBP
Mariusz Sterzel, CYFRONET
João António Tomásio Pina, LIPPortugal

Mihnea Dulea, Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering

Ladislav Hluchý, IISASSlovakia
Jan Jona Javorsek, JSISlovenia
Isabel Campos Plasencia, CSICSpain
Alex Upton Switzerland ETHZ
Dean Flanders, SwiNG
Hakan Bayındır, TUBITAK
Feyza Eryol, TUBITAK
Onur Temizsoylu, TUBITAK
Andrii Golovynskyi, V. Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics NAS of Ukraine Ukraine

Ian Collier, STFC

United Kingdom

Scientific community delegates:



Bob Jones,
Maria Girone,
Helge Meinhard


Sandro Fiore,
Antonio Fabrizio

(Organization: CMCC)
Dick M.A. SchaapSeaDataNet
(Organization: MARIS)
Ivan Rodero,
Juanjo Dañobeitia, and
Laura Beranzoli
EMSO Research Community
(Organization: EMSO-ERIC)
Craig Heinselman,
Ingemar Häggström
(Organization: EISCAT Association)

Institutional delegates:



Péter KacsukMTA-SZTAKI



Agenda, Focus topic: Establishing the Community Managers Group in EGI
 Agenda, Focus topics: H2020 projects report, Big Data Value Association, Global Open Science Cloud, AI4EU initiative
Agenda, Focus topic: The EGI Engagement, Support and Events Plans for 2022
Agenda, Focus topics: Recent updates from EOSC, Special Interest Groups, the EOSC Compute Platform User Support Workshop
Agenda, Focus topics: Evolving the EGI Service Portfolio Structure, Launch of the EGI Special Interest Groups (SIG), Recent updates from GOSC
Agenda, Focus topics: EGI2022, Massive Open Online Course for EGI/NGI topics,  new EGI webiste,  HPC and Cloud service, Upcoming National and Topical events, Updates from the NGI Community Managers

Events full category: See in Indico