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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

10:40 / 13:25

Arrival in Kajaani
Flights Helsinki-Kajaani 9:25-10.40 or 12:10-13.25
Bus transportation from the airport to Sokos Hotel Valjus
(Kauppakatu 20, 87100 Kajaani)
The latter bus continues from the hotel to the data center (distance ca. 1,7 km).

14:30 - 15:30

Tour at the CSC Kajaani data center (Tehdaskatu 15 P21, 87100 Kajaani)

19:00 - 22:00 Dinner at Sokos Hotel Valjus

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and welcome coffee
9:00 - 9:45

1) Welcome and Opening

  • Sami Niinimäki, Senior Officer, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. (slides)
    Welcome speech and Finland's EU presidency priorities in the field of research, education and digitalisation
  • Welcome by the e-IRG Chair
  • Approval of the Agenda


9:45 - 10:45

2) EuroHPC and LUMI (Speakers: Kimmo Koski, Managing Director, CSC Pekka Manninen, Program Director, LUMI/EuroHPC, CSC) (slides)

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee / Tea break
11:15 - 12:00

3) Conclusions from the 57th delegates meeting (Gabriele von Voigt)

4) Election of the next e-IRG Chair (2020 - 2022)

  • Report from the Search Committee, Presentation of the Candidate (CV, Statement)
  • Election of the new e-IRG Chair

5) National Nodes follow-up

     Additional information: Feedback to the National Nodes document
     Additional information: Proposal for an update procedure for the online information

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break and Group photo
13:00 - 14:30

6) Introduction to lifelong learning and e-Infrastructures
Presenting the key e-infrastructure projects in this field


  • Eeva Polvi, Development Manager/Services for Education, CSC
    Introduction speech (slides)
  • Marjut Anderson, Project Manager/ Services for Education, CSC
    EXAM concept for cross-institutional digital exams in Finnish Higher Education Institutes (slides)
  • Marcus Caselius, Special Advisor, Finnish National Agency for Education 
    EU-project CompLeap: A learner centred digital ecosystem of competence development (slides)
  • Minna Hökkä, Senior Lecturer, R&D Coordinator, Project manager, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) / Presentation by remote access
    EduPal-project "Developing palliative nursing and medical education through multidisciplinary cooperation and working life collaboration" (slides)
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee / Tea break
15:00 - 15:30

7) Report from the e-IRG Liaison Activities

8) Reports and News

9) Activities under Finnish EU Presidency

10) Activities under Croatian EU Presidency

15:30 - 16:00

11) Conclusions

12) AoB

13) Closing


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