Key organisations in our network

SPARC Europe acts in a dynamic context that is characterised by several collaborative efforts which aim to promote and support Open Access, Open Science and Open Education.

COAR, The Confederation of Open Access Repositories is a not-for-profit association of repository initiatives launched in October 2009. It aims to enhance greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of Open Access digital repositories.
EUA, the European University Association, represents more than 800 universities and national rectors’ conferences in 48 European countries. EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation
EIFL, EIFL works with libraries worldwide to enable access to digital information in developing and transition countries. EIFL is an international not-for-profit organisation based in Europe with a global network of partners. It has its own Open Access Programme.
IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.
LIBER. Its mission is to enable world class research. They do this by representing the interests of libraries, their universities and their researchers in several key areas.
OASPA, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association offers a forum for bringing together the entire community of Open Access journal and book publishers.
OPERAS, The OPERAS main goal is to co-ordinate and pool university-led scholarly ­communication activities in Europe in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), in view of enabling Open Science as the standard practice.
Science Europe, promotes the collective interests of the Research Funding and Research Performing Organisations of Europe.
SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. SPARC was founded in America in 1997. SPARC Europe was founded in 2004.
The European Commission, The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation is responsible for EU policy on research, science and innovation, with a view to help create growth and jobs and tackle our biggest societal challenges. It has an Open Science Unit.