News archive - [Event Review] Open Science Conference

Open Science is a key priority of the Dutch Presidency and the Open Science Conference took place on 4 and 5 April 2016 in Amsterdam.

At this Presidency conference member states and stakeholders can emphasise the importance of this transition. They also launched the Open Science Policy Platform and drafted a joint action agenda. The invitees included politicians and officials, and stakeholders from Europe, such as researchers, publishers, representatives of universities and research organisations, and organisations and companies that support research. In addition, there was an explicit focus on new users of scientific information.

On 4 April the State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, Sander Dekker, welcomed participants to the Presidency Conference on Open Science. During the conference, European Commissioner Carlos Moedas shared his views on the importance of a joint approach to open science in Europe.

In a panel discussion later in the day, a number of European officials discussed ways of speeding up the culture shift and transition, how to bridge the gap between academia and society by sharing research findings in new ways, and how to work together, as member states, stakeholders and experts, to achieve these aims. At the end of the day Commissioner Moedas launched the Open Science Policy Platform.

Presentations from the Conference are available at this link.

Source: eu2016

Geographical focus
  • Europe
  • European Union (EU 28)
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on May 25, 2016
Modified on August 25, 2016