PASTEUR4OA. Open Access Policy Alignment STrategies for European Union Research

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From 01/02/2014 to 31/07/2016

PASTEUR4OA aims to support the European Commission’s Recommendation to Member States of July 2012 that they develop and implement policies to ensure Open Access to all outputs from publicly-funded research.

PASTEUR4OA will help develop and/or reinforce open access strategies and policies at the national level and facilitate their coordination among all Member States. It will build a network of centers of expertise on open access and scholarly communication – the project “Key Nodes”- to collaboratively facilitate an aligned open access policy environment across the EU and in neighboring countries.

Through collaborative work between project partners and this international coordinated Knowledge Net, the project will identify, engage and inform policymakers in a series of regional meetings for research funders and research performing organizations, as well as individual engagements, as appropriate

  • Case studies on open access policies in different EU countries.
  • Advocacy materials, such as briefing papers and evidence-based policy reports, and reference materials that provide solid arguments in favor of developing open access policies.
  • Network of centers of expertise on open access and scholarly communication.


  • EKT - The National Documentation Centre, Athens, Greece (Coordinator) 
  • EOS - Enabling Open Scholarship, Liege, Belgium
  • University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
  • CRIStin - Current Research Information System in Norway, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • EIFL Foundation - Electronic Information for Libraries, Nieuwegein, Netherlands
  • EuroCRIS - Current Research Information Systems, Voorschoten, Netherlands
  • MTA Konyvtar - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • Nexa Center for Internet & Society, Polιtecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
  • SPARC Europe Foundation- Advocating change in scholarly communications for the benefit of researchers and society, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
  • LIBER Foundation – Association of European Research Libraries, den Haag, Netherlands
  • Jisc, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
  • Open Knowledge Foundation, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • The Fund for Scientific Research, Brussels, Belgium
  • The Research Council of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania

E Europe

  • University of Ljubljana 
  • Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information 
  • Association AnelisPlus 
  • Centrum Cyfrowe 
  • LMT - Lietuvos mokslo taryba 
  • University of Latvia 
  • MTA Konyvtar 
  • Estonian Research Council 
  • VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava 

Nordic Europe

  • CRIStin 
  • National Library of Sweden 
  • Landspítali, National University Hospital of Iceland 
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology 
  • Roskilde University Library

NW Europe

  • Jisc 
  • TU Delft Library 
  • University of Luxembourg 
  • HRB - Health Research Board 
  • Helmholtz Association 
  • Couperin 
  • FWF - Fonds zur Förderung der issenschaftlichen Forschung 

SE Europe

  • Metamorphosis Foundation 
  • Hacettepe Universitesi 
  • University of Belgrade - Belgrade University Computer Centre 
  • EKT/NHRF - National Documentation Centre 
  • University of Cyprus 
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

SW Europe

  • FECYT - Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología 
  • University of Minho 
  • University of Malta 
  • Politecnico di Torino
Victoria Tsoukala
[email protected]
EKT/NHRF - National Documentation Centre
ATHENS, Greece
Total cost: EUR 2.260.335
EU contribution: EUR 1.935.940
Project reference: 611742
Funded under: FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2013-1

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