The SmartOpenData project is creating a Linked Open Spatial Data infrastructure (including software tools and data) fed by public and freely available data resources, existing sources for biodiversity and environmental protection, and research in rural and European protected areas and its National Parks. This report is one of the two text outputs of the 7.1 task which aims at creating a stable best practice network in order to connect public bodies, researchers and companies to access and use the solutions identified in simple manner, accelerating the publication of open data and its sustainable and profitable use. Both reports the Annual Liaisons Report (D7.2) and the Final Liaisons Report (D7.3) will jointly lead to design a suitable Governance model which will cover the governance rules for the partners in the SmartOpenData infrastructure. The deliverables will also lead the collaboration with other projects and institutions and connections with relevant national and European standardisation bodies. It includes the following activities: (a) Exploitation of synergies / technical concertation. (b) Joint activities for exchange, dissemination and training. (c) Coordination of standardisation efforts. (d) Contribution to repositories of reference implementations. (e) The specific plan for collaboration, including the specific working group for this project will be detailed in these deliverables.