Working Together to Promote Open Access Policy Alignment in Europe

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2015-10-29 08:00 - 2015-10-30 16:00
Library and Information Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Arany J. street 1., Budapest, Hungary, H-1051
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PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research project supports European funders and research performing organizations in developing and implementing policies to ensure Open Access to all outputs from publicly-funded research.

The global shift towards Open Access - immediate, online, free and unrestricted access to the results of publicly-funded research (publications and data) has been a core strategy at the European Commission to improve knowledge circulation and boost innovations.

In July 2012, via the Commission’s Recommendations on access to and preservation of scientific information, the European Commission encouraged all EU Member States to put publicly-funded research results in the public sphere in order to strengthen science and the knowledge-based economy.

The Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020 were adopted in December 2013, requiring researchers funded by Horizon 2020 to deposit peer-reviewed publications in repositories and to ensure open access to the publications whilst also encouraging researchers to deposit the research data that validate the publications results. The European Commission advises European countries to develop their Open Access policies on the basis of the same principles.

This meeting will bring together research funders and research performing organizations from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to address the following issues:

  • Revisiting the Horizon 2020 Open Access mandate, examining Open Access policy developments in Europe and within the global context, and learning from the best practices in Open Access policy development and implementation at the national, funder and institutional levels;

  • Discussing the importance of aligning national Open Access policies with the Horizon 2020 Open Access mandate;

  • Promoting Open Access policy alignment at the national level and facilitating coordination at the pan-European level.

Across Europe there are a number of cases where Open Access policies have been developed and implemented at the national, research funders and universities levels that have not only been successful in promoting an increase in the numbers of peer-reviewed articles available on open access but that are also aligned with the Horizon 2020 OA policy. Such good practice examples will be presented at the meeting.

Open Access policy alignment across European countries is key to:

  • Enable researchers working in interdisciplinary areas or in international teams to comply with a single Open Access policy rather than with multiple and often divergent policies;

  • Facilitate interdisciplinary research and harmonisation of practices among different academic disciplines;

  • Enable researchers mobility across the European Research Area (ERA);

  • Support the European Union (EU) harmonisation agenda and promote common practices and norms;

  • Implement generic infrastructural services;

  • Accelerate scientific research, technological progress and social well-being.

As a result of the meeting research funders and research performing organizations in Eastern Europe will be empowered to:

  • Develop policies on Open Access;

  • Ensure consistency between Horizon 2020 Open Access policy and those of EU Member States;

  • Promote coordination at EU level;

  • Report on progress at Member States and EU level;

  • Establish multi-stakeholder dialogue.

Open Access policy templates will be provided and discussed, adjusted to institutional practices and time-lines (per country) and it is expected that Open Access policies will be introduced in Eastern European countries in 2015-2016.





Meeting Programme

Meeting Presentations

Advocacy Resources

- PASTEUR4OA Advocacy Resources for Policymakers and Open Access Stakeholders

- Open Access Policy Alignment Checklist

- Open Access Policy Guidelines and Template for Funders

Open Access Policy Guidelines for Research Performing Organizations



All Dates

  • From 2015-10-29 08:00 to 2015-10-30 16:00

List of Participants

Martin LhotákMartin Lhoták (1)
Eleonora Dagienė Eleonora Dagienė (1)
Andras HollAndras Holl (1)
Daniela TkačíkováDaniela Tkačíková (1)
Dr. Mezei PéterDr. Mezei Péter (1)
Makara Gábor BélaMakara Gábor Béla (1)
Gyula P SzigetiGyula P Szigeti (1)
Jiří KotoučekJiří Kotouček (1)
Eva MajkovaEva Majkova (1)
Iva ProcháskováIva Prochásková (1)
Erika BilicsiErika Bilicsi (1)
Jean-Francois DechampJean-Francois Dechamp (1)
Martin EessaluMartin Eessalu (1)
Iryna KuchmaIryna Kuchma (1)
Marika MeltsasMarika Meltsas (1)
Tina VugaTina Vuga (1)
Nicolaie ConstantinescuNicolaie Constantinescu (1)
Aušra VilutienėAušra Vilutienė (1)
Hoczopán SzabolcsHoczopán Szabolcs (1)
Urban KrajcarUrban Krajcar (1)
Gwen FranckGwen Franck (1)
Edit GöröghEdit Görögh (1)
Eloy RodriguesEloy Rodrigues (1)
Iveta GudakovskaIveta Gudakovska (1)
Katharina RieckKatharina Rieck (1)
Aušra GribauskienėAušra Gribauskienė (1)
Brigita SerafinavičiūtėBrigita Serafinavičiūtė (1)
János VéberJános Véber (1)
Gita RozenbergaGita Rozenberga (1)
Hrvoje MatakovicHrvoje Matakovic (1)
Natalija PopkovaNatalija Popkova (1)
Dr. Markó BélaDr. Markó Béla (1)
Jadranka StojanovskiJadranka Stojanovski (1)
Mojca KotarMojca Kotar (1)
Eva ZamecnikovaEva Zamecnikova (1)
dr. Meskó Eszterdr. Meskó Eszter (1)
Bojan MacanBojan Macan (1)
Dr Paul AyrisDr Paul Ayris (1)
Ewa MajdeckaEwa Majdecka (1)
Klaudia GrabowskaKlaudia Grabowska (1)
Daina OstrovskaDaina Ostrovska (1)
Dunja LegatDunja Legat (1)
Alina IrimiaAlina Irimia (1)
Stanislaw DyrdaStanislaw Dyrda (1)
Leonas BalaseviciusLeonas Balasevicius (1)
Jan SkupaJan Skupa (1)
Martin FasuraMartin Fasura (1)
Lubomir BilskyLubomir Bilsky (1)
Tamás MolnárTamás Molnár (1)
Dóra Gaálné KalydyDóra Gaálné Kalydy (1)
Ivana PavlakovicIvana Pavlakovic (1)
Marko OreškovićMarko Orešković (1)
Dr. Dušan GálikDr. Dušan Gálik (1)
Ákos LencsésÁkos Lencsés (1)
Thida TunThida Tun (1)
Adam DerAdam Der (1)

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