International Open Access Week this year is from 19-23 October. Events will be going on around the world to promote Open Access and celebrate progress. All communities are involved, from student bodies through libraries, research groups, publishers, research organisations to universities .... and EOS.
Four members of the EOS Board will be attending the invitation-only conference hosted by the European Commission this week in Brussels. The conference is called 'Working Together to Strengthen Research in Europe'. There is a morning session on Open Access on Thursday 22 October. Its remit is to come up with recommendations for policies on Open Access that the Commission can take forward. With Sijbolt Noorda as one of the panel speakers and Bernard Rentier and Keith Jeffery invited participants, some good outputs are assured. Alma Swan is in the chair.
Speaker papers are on the conference blog for comment. The papers posted so far for the session on Open Access are here.