Athens Strategic Membership Meeting, November 2016

Membership Meetings

The euroCRIS Strategic Membership Meeting was held from 8-10 November 2016 in Athens. This meeting has been organised in close collaboration with the NATIONAL DOCUMENTATION CENTRE (EKT/NHRF), the host for the meeting.

The videos, the presentations and selected photos of the SMM can be found on the EKT webpage of the euroCRIS event: and on

Also, the interview with Ed Simons, the president of euroCRIS, can be found on the EKT Youtube channel:

The programme can be dowloaded here.


Venue of the Meeting: National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)
48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue, 11635 Athens, Greece

Welcome Reception: euroCRIS will offer you a welcome reception at the National Hellenic Research Foundation atrium on Tuesday November 8th, starting at 19.00 h.

Strategic Membership Meetings may be regarded as a combination of a Strategic Seminar and a regular Membership Meeting. During this meeting the accent is on discussion and exchange of ideas with both our Strategic Partners and Members.

The goal of the event is not only the exchange of information and ideas but more so, the exploration of possible concrete joint actions and projects towards the realisation of an improvement of the research information landscape, based on international standards. Of course, from the point of view of euroCRIS, the role CRIS and, in particular, CERIF can (and should) play in this respect will  be a major focus of attention.

The central theme for the 2016 Strategic Membership Meeting is:

Towards optimal Research information Infrastructures on a national and international level.

What uses for which stakeholders? Through which collaboration(s), by which building blocks? 

With special attention for: The road to a European Research Information Infrastructure.
e may be farther along this road than we realize (if we jointly grasp the present opportunities).
What can be learned from ongoing initiatives and collaborations within and outside of Europe?



Registration the event is mandatory, but free for euroCRIS members and local representatives. Non-members may also attend the meeting for a fee of 60 euros. With this fee they will automatically get a personal membership until January 1, 2017. Registration will close on November 1st, 2016.
The meeting dinner will take place on November 10th at the marvelous Prive Hall on the 1st floor of Aegli. The cost of the meeting dinner is 45 euros. The dinner can be booked in combination with the registration.  Booking for the dinner will be possible until November 1st, 2016.

Practical information

The following hotels are recommended by our co-organiser EKT:

         Stratos Vassilikos Hotel
         Alexandros Hotel
The special rates are upon availability. The guest can book their rooms by accessing the hotel’s website, using the Booking Code: CORPACC
B.      Athinais Hotel
The guests can book their rooms with special rates via email: using the reference: SMM2016

C.      Divani Caravel Hotel Athens
The guests can book their rooms with special rates via email: using the reference: SMM2016

You may also search for accomodation in the neighbourhood of EKT using for Athens.

Looking forward to see you in Athens!

Elly Dijk
euroCRIS Secretary

For procedural questions regarding the Strategic Membership Meeting, please contact the euroCRIS Secretariat:
EuroCRIS Secretariat
c/o: DANS Office
P.O. Box  93067
2509 AB  The HagueThe Netherlands