This week LIBER was in Portugal for the first project meeting of PASTEUR4OA.
The meeting was opened by the project coordinator, Victoria Tsoukola from EKT.
PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research) aims to support the European Commission’s Recommendation to Member States of July 2012 that they develop and implement policies to ensure Open Access to all outputs from publicly-funded research.
There are 15 partners in the project. They come from all over Europe; from Lithuania, Turkey, the Netherlands, the UK, Greece, Portugal, Norway, Italy, France and Hungary.
PASTEUR4OA will engage in 4 main activities:
- Establish a network of keynode organisatons. The network will be known as Knowledgenet and will be a network of national experts on open access aimed at facilitating the sharing of policies and best practice.
- Develop a programme for the engagement of policy makers.
- Map and analyse policies from across Europe.
- Advocate for open access through the creation of advocacy material and engagement via a final conference for policy makers.
The project will link up with the downstream open access training project FOSTER.
To keep up to date with PASTEUR4OA developments please go to: http://www.pasteur4oa.eu/home
A big thank you to the University of Minho, our hosts for the first meeting!