Our work

Our work

Four programmes will frame SPARC Europe’s work of the coming years:

  1. Influence Europe’s Open Science and Scholarship decision-makers and scholars
    Targeting additional stakeholders such as funders, research assessment bodies as well as deans and research management; building on the work of champions; bringing European good practice on open science policy to policy makers; and supporting young researchers
  2.  Support and strengthen the Open Scholarship (OS) support community in Europe
    Highlighting and addressing gaps and overlaps in the European OS offering; facilitating how to better sustain OS services in the future
  3. Provide advocacy, guidance, tools and services in support of the implementation and monitoring of open policies
    Building the SPARC Europe champions programme (Open Data and OER) and providing tools and outputs to support research leaders / managers and funders towards more openness.
  4. Carry out European information-gathering and dissemination, including the sharing of good practice and European experience
    Conducting short landscapes studies or case studies; showcasing strong OS work and facilitating the dissemination of more European news on OS.


If you’d like to see our strategy for 2016-2020, click here.

If you’d like to know more about SPARC Europe’s activities in 2016, download our annual report.


Help us to continue to create change

We need more members to create a stronger voice.

You can do this by becoming a SPARC Europe member. Find out how, here.


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