OA Week is an annual, global event established by SPARC to raise awareness about open access and to call for open access to be the norm in scholarship and research. The theme this year is ‘It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity’. Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open access Programme Manager, is a member of the Open Access Week 2020 Advisory Committee.
The 2021 theme aligns with the draft UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, which articulates the importance of equity in pursuing a future for scholarship that is open by default. The draft Recommendation is scheduled to be formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in November 2021.
More about OA Week 2021 and EIFL’s involvement in OA Week.