LIBER Announces Joint Webinar with UNESCO and LA Referencia

Posted: 25-08-2023 Topics: UNESCO

LIBER has announced that they will hold a joint webinar together with UNESCO and LA Referencia on Tuesday 3rd October (16:00 CEST). The event – entitled Open Science Monitoring in Europe: A LIBER, UNESCO and LA Referencia Webinar is aimed at providing a state-of-the art analysis of the Open Science monitoring methods and tools currently developed in Europe. It will introduce inclusive monitoring of Open Science, in line with the 2021 UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

‘LIBER is delighted to be collaborating with UNESCO and LA Referencia to explore the latest methods and tools for monitoring Open Science. The event will be an opportunity to share and discuss cross-national approaches to Open Science monitoring, furthering LIBER’s mission of enabling world-class research across Europe and beyond.’ – Martine Pronk, LIBER Executive Director

About the event

The webinar will take inspiration from the similarities between Latin American and European approaches to Open Access (see this study in English and in Spanish) Attendees will gain insights for developing Open Science monitoring methods, criteria, sources and tools.

‘Uniting with LIBER and UNESCO, LA Referencia embraces a mission to enrich the discussion around Open Science monitoring. By bridging European experiences to Latin America, we chart a path towards advancing the Open Science Global ecosystem in the context of the UNESCO recommendations.’ – Lautaro Matas, Executive Director LA Referencia

The main benefits for attendees will be:

  • Awareness of Open Science monitoring implementation momentum.
  • Knowledge of the UNESCO vision of Open Science monitoring and the tools needed to follow the implementation and fulfilment of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.
  • An introduction to the state-of-the-art  monitoring methods and tools currently developed in Europe for measuring Open Science progress and actions (OpenAIRE monitoring vision, challenges, tools and methods; France and Finland’s experiences with monitoring national and institutional frameworks and tools.)
  • An international alignment of reproducible methods, measurement criteria, tools and practices for assessing and monitoring Open Science progress.
  • Opportunities to develop partnerships, collaborations and networking between regions and/or countries.
  • Opportunities to develop their personal, institutional, and national network(s).

‘Open science is key to ensure science as a driver for sustainable development. To assess progress, identify challenges and share successful practices among science stakeholders, UNESCO is developing a global framework for monitoring the implementation of the 2021 UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.  This framework will enable governments and other stakeholders to evaluate the effectiveness of policies and practices in promoting the shared values and guiding principles of open science. To ensure an inclusive monitoring exercise, UNESCO and its Member States will rely on open, non-proprietary and transparent tools to capture the diversity of policies and practices in different regions and among different stakeholders. This event will facilitate an important conversation among active open science stakeholders in Europe, helping to advance a globally equitable system for assessing and advancing open science and its principles and values.’ Lidia Brito, Assistant Director General for Natural Sciences a.i, UNESCO

View the event page for more details including a detailed programme.

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