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UNESCO Regional Consultation on Open Science for Western European and North American Countries

Time and date : 22 July 3-6 pm Paris time
Platform: ZOOM
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This online meeting 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 West European and North American scientists, science funders, policy makers, innovators, publishers and other concerned stakeholders to the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

Lessons learnt and experiences of the regional stakeholders on the development and implementation of Open Science strategies, policies and other initiatives, will be shared taking cognizance of the key challenges and required infrastructures for Open Science with suggestions on how to overcome them, as well as areas for international collaboration and networking to advance Open Science globally.


Draft Structure and Programme

Participants will be provided with the necessary background documents before the meeting and will be invited to submit their written inputs before, during and after the online meeting. A summary of inputs submitted before the meeting will be shared with the invited participants before the meeting. This will form the basis for the online discussion.

  • Online session

    15 min


    (An introduction to the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science)

    75 min

    Session 1 Panel discussion on Open Science in Europe and North America: Key Challenges and Opportunities

    5 min


    80 min

    Session 2 Open discussion on Key messages from Europe and North America for the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

    5 min


  • Consolidation of inputs after the online session

    The draft report of the meeting will be shared with the participants after the online discussion. Participants will be invited to provide further written inputs within one week. The inputs from the meeting will subsequently be incorporated in the draft text of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.