SPARC Europe exists to promote Open Science and Scholarship in Europe. We address Open Access to Publications, Open Peer Review, Open Data, Open Education Resources, as well as Research Evaluation, and Research Integrity.

Since our founding in 2004, we have been a key player in driving Open Access forward by influencing open policies in Europe and working with European institutions such as the European Commission, Europe’s research institutions and universities, and organisations with allied Open agendas. We consistently initiate, facilitate and support the implementation of the long-term objective of opening access to European research for all. In recent years, we have widened our focus to encompass Open Data and Open Education Resources.

Our work centres on three goals:

Driving Open Access
Expanding Open Data
Accelerating Open Education

Our work is separated into four programme areas that relate to SPARC Europe’s strategic plan.