Open Access Week
International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is held in October, and is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world, while its organization is led by a global advisory committee. The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek.
The OAW 2020 theme is Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion
Openness can be a powerful tool for building more equitable systems of sharing knowledge. Rebuilding research and scholarship to be open by default presents a unique opportunity to construct a foundation that is fundamentally more equitable. Yet today, structural racism, discrimination, and exclusion are present and persistent in places where openness is a core value. As a global community, it is important to understand that the systems and spaces of the present are often built upon legacies of historic injustice and that addressing these inequities is a necessity.
We need to examine who these spaces and systems are designed for, who is missing, who is excluded by the business models we use, and whose interests are prioritized. As we work together to rebuild these structures, we need to commit to moving from conversations to concrete commitments and to hold one another accountable for making real progress. More info here.
EUI Open Access events in 2020: 19-25 October
Events organised by the EUI in 2019.