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The Goals of the European Open Science Policy

The Goals of the European Open Science Policy, with Prof. Dr. Hans-Hennig von Grünberg

In this chapter we will learn about the goals and measures of the European Union to support the ideas of Open Science. We also learn how these goals are implemented within the “European Research Area” and the “Horizon Europe” research program. As the EU Research Commissioner Mariya Gabriel puts it: “We are well underway in making truly open science a reality”.


  • Open Access is a cornerstone of the European Union’s approach to Open Science. The EU Commision requires all those who receive research funding to make their findings accessible in Open Access journals
  • Open Data practices are to be the default for projects supported by the EU. Using the FAIR acronym as a guide: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-Usable.
  • The general public are encouraged to contribute through Citizen Science initiatives.
  • Common Reproducibility and Integrity standards are vital for all research projects are supported through EU funding.



At this point, it would be a good idea to spend some time with the UNESCO document mentioned at the end of the first video. Browsing through the pages you should get an overview about the structure of this important document. You find the UNESCO document also in the download section below.

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