The European University Association (EUA) has set out the "Open Science Agenda 2025" to support its 850 member institutions in 48 European countries to move to an open science system that aspires to open access not only to scholarly outputs, but the whole research process. The strategy unveiled in the European University Association's (EUA) Open Science Agenda 2025 document has set the goal of placing Europe’s universities in “a scholarly ecosystem”, characterised by academic ownership of scholarly communication and publishing – with open science becoming an integral part of research assessment practices – within three years.
The document defines the Association’s priorities in the field of Open Science and describes the current context, challenges and developments envisaged for the coming years. In addition, it outlines the actions EUA will take to drive this agenda forward. The Open Science Agenda 2025 is drawn from EUA members' experience of the transition to Open Science (EUA Open Science Surveys) and national and European developments. EUA has selected three major priority areas for its work on Open Science in future: Open Access to scholarly outputs in a just scholarly publishing ecosystem, FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) research data, and research assessment.
- University World News (10.02.2022): New strategy pushes universities to embrace open science