The Council of the European Union adopts conclusions on scientific information

The Council of the European Union adopts Conclusions on scientific informationin which it “recognises the strategic importance for Europe’sscientific development of current initiatives to develop sustainablemodels for open access […]” and “underlines the importance ofeffective collaboration between different actors, including fundingagencies, researchers, research institutions and scientific publishers,in relation to access [… to], scientific publications”. Theseprinciples are precisely the pillars of the SCOAP3 model. Finally, it”invites Member States to enhance the co-ordination between […] largeresearch institutions and funding bodies on access […] policies andpractices”.