The 4th LEAPS Plenary Meeting offered an exciting agenda to share the latest of the LEAPS collaboration. The meeting focused on the new LEAPS strategy and LEAPS contribution to the new European Research Area, aspects which were discussed with participants from the EC as well as partner projects like ExPaNDS and PaNoSC.
An update was given on LEAPS pilot project LEAPS-INNOV as well as on several other proposals, which are in the pipeline. A session was dedicated to DIGITAL LEAPS , triggered by the wish to increasing the resilience to times of crisis. “This program is a hotbed of developments towards greener and more efficient environments for our staff, users and industrial partners”, explains Caterina Biscari, Chair of LEAPS.
LEAPS IDEA, the taskforce dedicated to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-discrimination was also present with the newly published Toolbox of Best Practices of the various LEAPS member facilities. From now on, the IDEA topics will have a dedicated moment within the future LEAPS Plenary Meetings. The series of seminars started with a talk on the “Science of Inclusion” by expert S. Estradé.
This three-day meeting demonstrated once again how strong, collaborative and productive the LEAPS team is, despite the recent challenges. “Sharing experiences and best practices, building-up solutions, learning from difficulties, opening to other communities, has made our links stronger” concluded Biscari.