UNESCO Regional Consultation on Open Science

22 September 2020

Open Science is a global movement aiming to make science more accessible, transparent and beneficial for all. Driven by unprecedented advances in our digital world, the transition to Open Science allows scientific information, data and outputs to be more widely accessible and more readily shared with the active engagement of all relevant stakeholders.

The recent response of the scientific community to the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how open science can accelerate scientific solutions for a global challenge. In spite of the encouraging open science actions in response to COVID-19, and the growing number of national and regional initiatives, there is currently no international framework nor common policy guidance for Open Science globally. UNESCO, as the United Nations Agency with a mandate for Science, is the legitimate global organization enabled to build a coherent vision of Open Science and a shared set of overarching principles and shared values.

Therefore, to advance the Open Science discussion in the global context, it is important to take stock of the different regional perspectives. The online regional consultation for Eastern Europe is part of a series of regional consultations aimed at building a global consensus on open science. It will provide a platform to provide inputs from scientists, science funders, policy makers, innovators, publishers and other concerned stakeholders to the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. The countries of Central Asia are also invited to participate in this consultation meeting.

For more information, please visit UNESCO Open Science webpage.



Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020, 10:00 13:00 CEST (Paris Time)

Format: Zoom online platform. Registration link.

Language: English and Russian

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Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/unesco-regional-consultation-on-open-science