A priority policy action for Europe and Brazil cooperation for the 2016 time-frame should be the definition and scoping of a public, open cloud infrastructure that all scientific researchers can use in an integrated way, the so called “Open Science Cloud”. Within this priority area, EUbrasilCloudFORUM is going to contribute in a strategic way to the definition, scoping and eventual creation of an EU-Brazil Open Science Cloud. The project will facilitate the establishment of an organisational cooperation model that enables the EU and Brazil to formulate and develop a common strategy and approach for Research & Innovation in Cloud Computing in line with the priorities of each region.
- ♦ Offer a forum for community- and goal-driven dialogue, organizational support and channels for promoting new services and common solutions
- ♦ To ensure a structured dialogue on EU-Brazil policy, research and innovation
- ♦ Give visibility to services available in the EU-BR landscape and facilitate their market uptake
- ♦ Organize a series of EU-BR Cloud Computing events
The EUBrasilCloudFORUM, a 24 month Coordination and Support Action (CSA), is the consolidated result of the efforts pooled together by representatives of the EU-Brazil Working Group set up at the EUBrazil workshop held in July 2014, in Brasilia. The group was formed to create a report for the European Commission (EC) and for the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MCTI) on the future of EU-Brazil calls. The findings list a number of ICT related topics that could be considered in future calls that have been selected taking into account their expected societal importance and the capabilities and expertise of both European and Brazilian research communities. Based on interactions with a stakeholder group, the findings also presented a proposal to tune the existing EU-BR collaboration model by addressing aspects such as funding, technical and bureaucratic support, and procedures.
The areas pursued by EUBrasilCloudFORUM will be fully aligned and feed into the work carried out within the EC and MCTI. The current consortia has already made headway in establishing an organisational cooperation model that enables the EU and Brazil to formulate and develop a common strategy and approach for Research & Innovation in Cloud Computing in line with the priorities of each region