The SPARC Europe Core Team

Daily management and implementation of the strategy are the responsibility of the European team:

Vanessa Proudman, Director

Vanessa has over 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide. She also headed information and IT at a UN-affiliated international research institution in Vienna for 10 years.
She has also been programme and project manager to

As Director to SPARC Europe, Vanessa is responsible for developing and implementing SPARC Europe’s Strategic Plan. She is working to make Open the default with Europe’s other Open Science organisations.

To contact Vanessa, email her at

Position vacant, Communication Adviser

At SPARC Europe, this person’s focus is on specific communication and knowledge exchange activities between SPARC Europe and its partners, networks and stakeholders.

To contact us, email her at

Further worldwide experts (consultants) help SPARC Europe carry out its goals and work in the areas of copyright, funders, intelligence and news on OA and Open Science for example. Vanessa Proudman is the only employee, and works closely with consultants to get things done.