6th March 2017

Our programme areas

Four programmes frame SPARC Europe’s work  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 … Read More

3rd March 2017

Our OER work

Taking action in the area of OER Open Education is a new area of focus for SPARC Europe. Our sister organisation in the United States, SPARC US, has, however, made significant … Read More

5-6 April 2017 28th February 2017Events

OER17

OER17 is an opportunity for open practitioners, activists, educators and policy makers to come together as a community to reflect on ‘The Politics of Open’. This event will look at current … Read More

23rd February 2017 Open Education

Open Education

Education is essential to advancing society. It’s how we pass down the wealth of human knowledge and equip the next generation of leaders, innovators and productive members of society. Our educational … Read More

17th February 2017

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Open Educational Resources include resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. The foundation of … Read More

9th February 2017

People

The SPARC Europe Team Daily management and implementation of the strategy are the responsibility of the European team: Vanessa Proudman, Director Vanessa has 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide. She also … Read More

9th February 2017

Open Educational Resource benefits

Key OER benefits Save costs for learners. The price of textbooks has skyrocketed more than three times the rate of inflation for decades. Students face steep price tags for textbooks or use out … Read More

9th February 2017

About us

SPARC Europe is one of Europe’s key and long-standing voices advocating for unfettered access to research and data — for the academic community; for the whole of society. More openness in … Read More

9th February 2017

Our strategy

SPARC Europe’s strategic plan 2016-2020 The scope SPARC Europe promotes and works for Open Scholarship in Europe. This includes Open Access to Publications, Open Peer Review, Open Data, Open Educational Resources, as well … Read More