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1 April 2016 | Istanbul

The second Regional Workshop of South East Europe will take place in Istanbul on 1 April 2016. The workshop (by invitation only) will welcome research funders from Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, FYROM, Serbia and Turkey. As this is a group of countries in the process of developing Open Access policies, the workshop will assist them in the formulation of Open Access policies aligned with Horizon 2020 and the European Commission 2012 recommendation through presentations and group work. Advocacy resources tailored to the needs of research funders of the region will consist a further key component read more...

17 March 2016 | Copenhagen

The Key Nodes of the Nordic region will host a workshop in collaboration with NordForsk and the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen on the 17th of March 2016. The workshop is aimed at research funders and  the major universities and research preforming institutions from the Nordic countries.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of Open Access and Open Data policies, alignment and monitoring. It will also act as a meeting place for research funders and institutions. 

22/02/2016 | Turin

The second regional workshop of the South West Region of Europe will take place in Turin on 22 February 2016. The main goal of the event is to bring together Research Institutions from the South West Region of Europe (which includes Spain, Portugal, Italy and Malta) allowing the exchange of ideas and policy practices among participants and discussion on the ways to improve existing policies or develop new Open Access policies aligned with the Commission’s Recommendation and the H2020 requirements.

For further information please visit the workshop page at: read more...

9/02/2016 and 10/02/2016 | Brussels

The Regional Workshops (invitation only) for the North West region will take place in Brussels on 9 and 10 February 2016. The first one is for institutions and the second for funders and they will welcome policymakers from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and the UK.

The workshops aim to stimulate Open Access policy making aligned with the Open Access policy of the Commission’s Horizon 2020 research funding programme. Tools and materials developed by the PASTEUR4OA project will be provided to delegates to assist them in formulating read more...

03/11/2015 | Athens, Greece

EKT announces the workshop “Open Access Policies for Research Institutions” that will take place on the 3rd of November 2015 in Athens, Greece, in the context of the PASTEUR4OA project. This will be one of the many regional workshops addressed to policymakers across Europe and aimed at stimulating the development of open access policies that are aligned with the 2012 EC Recommendation and the Horizon 2020 programme.

This workshop (by invitation only) will bring together the relevant policy makers and experts from Research Institutions read more...

29-30 October 2015 | Budapest, Hungary

The Eastern European Meeting of Research Funders and Research Performing Organizations “Working Together to Promote Open Access Policy Alignment in Europe” took place on 29-30 October, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. The meeting was organised by the PASTEUR4OA project and hosted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The meeting brought together more than 50 representatives of research funding and research performing organizations from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

28/09/2015 | Madrid, Spain



Arising from the activities of the PASTEUR4OA Project, UMinho with FECYT are organising the Research Funders’ Meeting, in Madrid, Spain on 28 September, 2015.

This meeting is part of a series of events held in each of five regions of Europe (Nordic Europe, NW Europe, E Europe, SE Europe and also SW Europe).

The main goal of

25/9/2015 | Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius

FOSTER stream at the annual international conference Social Innovations: Theoretical and Practical Insights~(SOCIN):

Discussion ‘Open access in Lithuania: aims and challenges’ (in Lithuanian)

14.00-16.00     September 25, 2015

Venue: Room .... Mykolas Romeris University, Ateities g. 20, Vilnius, Lithuania

The discussion will focus on the following open access policy questions:  

  • The areas of Open Access : research publications, research data and research infrastructures (soft and hard). What is more important?
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7/7/2015 | Vilnius

The Research Council of Lithuania is to hold a seminar on "Policies on Open Access to Scientific Results: Present Day Situation and Future Goals" in order to open the discussion at the national level for a policy on Open Access to scientific publications and data in Lithuania. The Seminar is supported by PASTEUR4OA in view of assisting policy developments in Lithuania.  read more...

December 2nd and 3rd, 2014 | London, UK

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...