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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.  

PASTEUR4OA will help develop and/or reinforce open access strategies and policies at the national level and facilitate their coordination among all Member States. It will build a network of centres of expertise in Member States that will develop a coordinated and collaborative programme of activities in support of policymaking at the national level under the direction of project partners.

PASTEUR4OA/Latest News

  • PASTEUR4OA Newsletter

    Newsletter #2

    May 2015

    The PASTEUR4OA project supports the development and alignment of Open Access strategies and policies at the national level to promote the implementation of the European Commission's 2012 Recommendation on read more...

  • PASTEUR4OA report on policy effectiveness now online

    PASTEUR4OA reports on the policy-effectiveness exercise undertaken by the project in view of providing evidence to assist open access policy development. Basis of this work was the rebuilding of ROARMAP, the open access policy registry, which was carried out by the project.  A new classification scheme was built, allowing to record and search the information with far more detail than before. The project also added 250 new policy entries to the ROARMAP database. It now contains approximately read more...


  • "Working Together to Promote Open Access Policy Alignment in Europe"

    On 2-3 December 2014 PASTEUR4OA will host a Europe-wide project meeting of national experts, ‘Working Together to Promote Open Access Policy Alignment in Europe’, in London, United Kingdom. The meeting will bring together PASTEUR4OA project partners and expert organisations from 28 EU Member States (MS) and 10 adjacent states to facilitate the development of supportive and productive relationships between experts. This meeting will build on the experience of MS in developing and implementing national Open Access policies, promote discussions around the advancement of read more...