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The Management ensures the optimisation of processes and acts as an intermediary for the coordination between the partners of the initiative. It consists of the Management Board and the EOSC Support Office Secretariat.

Management Board

The Management Board consists of a total of 4 representatives from the regular partners of the Austrian EOSC Mandated Organization initiative. The partners who send representatives to the Management Board are elected by the General Assembly. The chair rotates annually between the partners. Each elected and represented partner has the right to take over the chairmanship for one year at a time, there is no obligation for the elected partners to take over the chairmanship. The order in which the partners take over the chairmanship is determined with the first election, after which the order results from the time of admission of a partner to the board – newly admitted partners move to the end. One year after exercising the chairmanship, the respective partners automatically leave the Management Board. A premature resignation of the partners is possible after a term of office of 2 years. With the departure of a partner, a new partner is elected from the regular partner of the initiative. Re-election is possible. The chair represents the management.

Members of the
Management Board

Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi (TU Graz, Chair)

Heimo Rainer (NHMW)

Tereza Kalová (University of Vienna)

Gerhard Wotawa (CCCA)

EOSC Support Office Secretariat

Katharina Flicker (TU Wien)

Juliana Giroletti (TU Wien)

Franziska Krauss (University of Vienna)

Bernd Saurugger (TU Wien)


The main task of the Management Board of the initiative is the establishment, operation and administration of the EOSC Support Office Austria. This includes the following tasks:

  • Processing of financial management (including cost and resource planning)
  • Coordination of the development of the structure and services of the initiative in the technical and non-technical fields
  • Coordination of the measures, methods and instruments for the implementation of the initiative
  • Definition and monitoring of specifications and processes of the initiative (including evaluation processes)
  • General planning of the initiative (including definition of development phases)
  • Reporting
  • Initiation and termination of processes, including acceptance of the final theses and results
  • Liaison and support of the Working Groups (WGs)
  • Assistance in clarifying legal issues
  • Maintenance of partner contacts and support for partners and their reference points (e.g. definition rules for partner management; assistance with content / organisational questions)
  • Communication and engagement
  • Liaison with EOSC nodes in an international context.


The Secretariat supports the Management Board. Main activities therefore include (the):

  • (Coordination of) Back Office Functions
  • Coordination and monitoring of appointments
  • Organisation of and participation in meetings and events
  • Comprehensive documentation of the activities (protocols, processes, discussions, results, etc.)
  • Website development, design and support
  • Support of marketing and PR measures
  • Establishing and maintaining contacts with partners and other stakeholders