Project deliverable Open Access
The main purpose of this deliverable is to present the sustainability approach of the AGINFRA+ project results. Its target audience comprises representatives of external interested communities as well as the European Commission (i.e. main funder of the AGINFRA+ project). More precisely, the document examines three action lines, each dedicated to sustain a main output of the AGINFRA+ project, namely:
Additionally, the report examines the management of AGINFRA+ after the end of the project funding. More specifically, although in the project DoA it has been proposed the establishment of a legal entity form (through a not-for-profit association) for the further operation and evolution of AGINFRA+ as a joint venture of involved stakeholders, it seems that this solution will not be operational considering the blend of the consortium partners involved. Thus, it has been considered among the partners that it will be better cost and operational wise to manage AGINFRA+ through a Memorandum of Agreement for a specified period (e.g. until December 2020) that will ensure that AGINFRA+ will be active in the EU infrastructures map and available to users with the support needed.
Finally, the report concludes with the presentation of the foreseen next steps and the decisions that need to be further discussed among the consortium partners during the last year of the project towards finalizing the proposed sustainability plan of the project results.
D8.4 AGINFRA Association Blueprint (submitted to EC).pdf