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Nov 25, 2019

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United Nations Open Science Conference

Nov 25, 2019


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The first United Nations Open Science Conference - organized by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library in collaboration with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) - is taking place on November 19, 2019. The title of the first conference is “Towards Global Open Science: Core Enabler of the UN 2030 Agenda”.

A Keynote speech has been held by Natalia Manola, titled: “Open Science Infrastructure in the European Union”.



 Why is this important:


 Who will be there:

  Open Science has long been on the agenda of international organizations such as the European Commission. This conference might well be the first step towards bringing Open Science to the awarenss of international policy makers, thus truly positioning the topic on the global stage. On that occasion, OpenAIRE’s Managing Director Natalia Manola has been invited to share the project and community’s experiences as one of the long-running EC-funded projects within that context with a keynote speech on “Open Science Infrastructure in the European Union”. .. Representatives of offices of two UN Under-Secretary Generals (Department of Global Communications, Department of Economic and Social Affairs). Representatives of the Open Science community, as well as representatives of the international publishing industry. Representatives of non-profit organizations and the academic world. Librarians and information professionals. The Conference will be livestreamed (See the LINK).   



 The bigger picture:

  Open Science is of vital importance for the entire scientific community, and is also gaining increasing attention beyond the world of academia. Among other goals set by the United Nations, including foci on energy, climate, transport and technology, Open Science features in the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) The Sustainable Development Goals have been agreed upon and signed by 193 countries.