Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science: “Putting research results in the public sphere makes science better & strengthens our knowledge-based economy. The European taxpayer should not have to pay twice for publicly funded research. That is why we have made OA to publications the default setting for Horizon 2020, the EU research & innovation funding programme."
PASTEUR4OA Open Access Policy Alignment STrategies for European Union Research "Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch that il uminates the world." Louis Pasteur, 1822-1895
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68 OA mandates 19 this year in Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Kenya, Moldova, Serbia, South Africa, Ukraine and Zimbabwe
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“One idea I can give other students to spread the word about OA is to make people aware about OA by raising its visibility on campus. This can be done by posting OA posters and flyers al over the campus, setting up a projector in front of the library and showing short videos related to OA and organizing a talk program between the students and librarians.”
“One idea I can give other students to spread the word about OA is to form advocacy groups and engage relevant stakeholders. They should identify and collaborate with existing OA supporters in their institutions.” "Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has" - Margaret Mead.
"One idea I can give other students to spread the word about OA is to get informed about the policies at their institutions, applaud good practices and push for even better ones. Tell your peers why OA matters and build a knowledge- action chain!"
Students for OA in Poland Fundacja Projekt: Polska, Centrum Cyfrowe with partners: The Citizens of Science, University of Warsaw Library, Polish Culture Institute at Warsaw University; media partners: Tytul Ujednolicony and Bibliosfera.net; and students organizations: Opener Initiative, Student Scientific Group of Intellectual Property at the University of Warsaw, Libertas et Lex Scientific Group and Scientific Group of Library Science Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
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Later today: Workshop: OA in the Context of Developing Countries