SPARC Europe is one of Europe’s key and long-standing voices advocating for unfettered access to research and education — for the academic and education community. Since its founding in 2004, SPARC Europe has been a key player in driving Open Access forward by supporting open policymaking and advocating for progressing Open Science and Open Education agendas in HIgher Education across Europe. SPARC Europe focuses on policymaking, capacity-building, advocacy and community engagement to help make Open the default in Europe. In recent years, SPARC Europe has also been focussed on ensuring more equity in Open on the one hand and that what so many of us have invested in over the years is sustained going forward on the other.
SPARC Europe is the WP lead for sustaining institutional publishing, and is responsible for engagement activities of the DIAMAS project.