This is International Open Access Week (19-25 October, 2015): the ideal moment for the LIBER office to highlight how we’re contributing to the development and promotion of Open Access. LIBER’s participation in the PASTEUR4OA project is one of our many OA-related activities.
The main aim of the PASTEUR4OA project is to increase understanding and awareness of OA among national and institutional policymakers, as well as research funders. PASTEUR4OA is also developing and reinforcing OA strategies and policies at national, university and research funder levels. These align with the European Commission’s 2012 Recommendation on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Information and the Open Access Mandate for Horizon 2020.
PASTEUR4OA also aims to facilitate coordination among all EU Member States and Aligned Countries by establishing a network of expert organisations across Europe – Knowledge Net – and by collaboratively developing a programme of activities that support policymaking at the national, university and funder levels.
To further promote the development and reinforcement of OA policies, PASTEUR4OA has produced several advocacy resources. These can be used by anyone developing new OA policies or revising existing ones.
A PASTEUR4OA conference will also be held in May 2016 in Amsterdam. More information will be published on the PASTEUR4OA and LIBER websites as it becomes available.