Published October 26, 2023 | Version v1
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EOSC Ice Breakers


EOSC Ice Breakers are discussion cards developed under the EOSC Future project for trainers on EOSC-related topics and Open Science, as well as for all those who would like to learn more about these topics. The playing set consists of a card deck including 30 cards: 8 mythbusting cards and 22 statement cards, and playing instructions. The cards can be used in many ways, e.g. in engagement and training activities.

The EOSC Ice Breakers is an Open Educational Resource, and is therefore available under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0 Universal) licence. Users do not have to ask the authors' permission to re-use and copy information from this game, and they are also free to enrich the game and adjust it to their needs. For this reason, the printable file (PDF) is accompanied with the design files that can be edited in Adobe InDesign. The design files include a number of blank card templates for the users who would like to make additional cards. 

The interactive online version of the game is also available:



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EOSC Future – EOSC Future 101017536
European Commission