The 20th meeting of the GÉANT Community Committee will be held on 9-10 September 2020 from 13:00 - 16:00 (CEST) and 09:00-12:00 (CEST).

Location: virtual

VC details:




Committee Members: Guido Aben, Claudio Allocchio, Anna Wilson, Branka Vuk, Janos Mohacsi,  Sabine Jaume, David Groep, Victoriano Giralt

GÉANT Staff: Gyöngyi Horváth, Paul Rouse, Vanessa Ntinu




09 September 2020

12:45 - 13:00Arrival, testing

13:00 - 13:05 (5')

Item 1: Approval of Minutes of the 19th GCC, ACTIONS review, call for AOB


Members are requested to APPROVE the minutes of the 19th GCC meeting, subject to any proposed changes.

Members are invited to DISCUSS progress on the Open Actions for the GCC. 

Members are invited to propose any AOB for the meeting:

Open Actions

Minutes of the 19th Meeting
13:05 - 13:30 (25')

Item 2: GCP coverage and areas of expertise

Claudio, ALL

reflection on the GCP area which we need to cover better: follow up on updated GCP pie chart. We are missing eHealth and arts/humanities/culture area; other areas? Suggestions to go forward; new GCC member? 

New (draft) GCP activities chart

13:30 - 14:30 (60')

Item3: Reflection from the GEANT Community Strategy Workshop 


GEANT has organised a workshop (8th Sept) to discuss the planned GÉANT strategy from the perspective of community engagement (and later the international on the 16th) . The reflections and outcomes from the meeting the day before the GCC meeting will be shared and discussed.

Members to discuss the findings and any consideration with the approved GEANT Community Strategy 

Verbal Update and Discussion

Draft GEANT Community Engagement Strategy

Documents from Sept 8th WS to be added here when available

link to WS agenda with slides

14:30 - 14:45 (15')BreakAllShort break to stretch your legs, get a drink...etc.
14:45 - 15:45 (60')

Item 4: GEANT Community Programme Strategy & Action

Claudio, ALL

Follow up from the strategy related to outputs and next steps:

  • Identify and share areas and trends benefiting NRENs and the wider R&E community.
  • Manage the lifecycle of groups and activities.
  • Connect people to the right human network.
  • Support methods of eliminating gaps within the R&E community.
  • Facilitate group collaborations.
  • Raise awareness about the GÉANT Community Programme.
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer.

Verbal Updates and Discussion

check actions and implementation:
GEANT Community Programme Strategy

15:45 - 16:00 (15')

Item 5: Summary of agreed points and next steps.

Claudio & All

Verbal Updates and Discussion

10 September 2020

09:45 - 10:00Arrival, testing

10:00 - 10:05 (5')

Item 6: Welcome back to the second day, summary of points from the day before


10:05 - 10:30 (25')

Item 7: GCP "objective" evaluation mechanisms.


Ideas on an overall scoring system to help evidence value of GCP

Recognising existing KPI reporting mechanisms SIG KPIs

Discussion and suggestion on the way forward

10:30 - 11:00 (30') Item 8: organise GÉANT coordinationClaudio, Paulreport on discussion with PMO, GPPC on GCP/Project(s) coordination activities. Innovation Funds budget proposal. info share proposal  and proposed regular schedules of coordination activities.Updates, discussion and decision
11:00 - 11:30 (30') Item 9: GÉANT Community Programme communicationGyongyi & All

Members to DISCUSS and PROPOSE ways forward to engage better with the broader GEANT community:

  • Community Cafe
  • Virtual TF/SIG meetings reflection
  • GCP wiki page
  • GCP GEANT external facing pages
  • Testimonial video promotion of the GCP
  • post Covid-19 plans to keep alive and develop activities born during the emergency
Verbal Updates and Discussion
11:30 - 11:45 (15')BreakAllShort break to stretch your legs, get a drink...etc.
11:45 - 12:15 (30')

Item 10: EXCEPTION reporting from Task Forces and SIGs: things which can impact GCP and GCC,  next steps in GCP, including application of GCP Strategy.

Full TF an SIGs reports via e-mail or directly into meeting minutes editable section, please.


Members to identify and agree on action items which can have a significant impact, based on the feedback received from various meeting recent meetings, the input received and use it as guidance both for GÉANT Community Programme Strategy actions, and ad hoc initiatives. A non exhaustive list:

  • Lifecycle
  • Trends and community initiative handling...
  • Budget & Manpower
  • Community Collaboration Model (GCP) vs Centralised Services Model (EOSC)
Discussion and decision
12:15 - 12:30 (15')

Item 11: Proposals for Next Meeting and 

Claudio & All

Preparation for the next meetings:

  • TF/SIG coordinators and chair
  • GCC, GPPC joint meeting
  • November 3rd meeting (11-13 lunch 14-16) 
  • AOB
Verbal Updates and Discussion
12:30 - 13:00 ('30)Item 12: Closing remarksClaudio