Open Access

Open access and open science ensure access to scientific knowledge and transparency.

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“It is a human right to have access to publicly funded knowledge. Not a single person should be left behind.” - science policy-maker

Open access and open science include several dimensions related to free access to publicly funded scientific results, access to publications as well as research data including re-use rights.

Research results, especially those financed with public sources, are seen as public matters that should be available widely. Open access promotes excellence in R&I and improves the exchange of knowledge and further fosters innovation.

The aim to enhance understanding of the world is shared globally and open access breaks barriers and improves science collaboration for a better future.

Open access makes R&I results as well as the processes used to achieve them accessible so that society can anticipate trends and get involved. The aim is to improve transparency and accountability.

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POLICY BRIEF Regional innovation systems and smart specialization strategies in the Western Balkans
Save the Date and Secure Your Spot! WEBINAR “Towards Diamond Open Access in Western Balkans”
OPEN CALL: Apply for a “Travel Grant” to attend the WBC-RRI.NET final conference in Skopje, on February 8-9, 2024!
Use of Responsible Research and Innovation concepts in STEM education
Open Science recommendations – Mutual Learning & Open Dialogue Event in Skopje, July 2023
Working Group 3 summary – Open Science and Open Access
Meet the winners of the Good Pracices in Responsible Research and Innovation in the Western Balkans
Recommendations for facilitating the implementation of the Open Science in the Western Balkans countries
Scientific paper: Professors’ identity and interaction in a culturally diverse higher education environment
Scientific paper: The role of higher education attributes in students’ brain drain intentions. The case of a Western Balkan countryScientific paper:
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POLICY BRIEF Regional innovation systems and smart specialization strategies in the Western Balkans
Save the Date and Secure Your Spot! WEBINAR “Towards Diamond Open Access in Western Balkans”
OPEN CALL: Apply for a “Travel Grant” to attend the WBC-RRI.NET final conference in Skopje, on February 8-9, 2024!
Use of Responsible Research and Innovation concepts in STEM education
Open Science recommendations – Mutual Learning & Open Dialogue Event in Skopje, July 2023
Working Group 3 summary – Open Science and Open Access
Meet the winners of the Good Pracices in Responsible Research and Innovation in the Western Balkans
Recommendations for facilitating the implementation of the Open Science in the Western Balkans countries
Scientific paper: Professors’ identity and interaction in a culturally diverse higher education environment
Scientific paper: The role of higher education attributes in students’ brain drain intentions. The case of a Western Balkan countryScientific paper:
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OPEN CALL: Apply for a “Travel Grant” to attend the WBC-RRI.NET final conference in Skopje, on February 8-9, 2024!

15 “Travel Grants” await to join us in Skopje, 8-9 February 2024 for the Final Conference of the WBC-RRI.NET project,
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Use of Responsible Research and Innovation concepts in STEM education

A series of video presentations based on topics in the Handbook for STEM educators on local language.
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Open Science recommendations – Mutual Learning & Open Dialogue Event in Skopje, July 2023

Recommendations for Open Science in the context of the Western Balkan region.
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Working Group 3 summary – Open Science and Open Access

The WBC-RRI.NET project aims to promote Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) principles in the Western Balkan Research and Innovation (R&I) ecosystems to enhance self-sustaining R&I systems in the region. The project is divided into two parts: The working groups are: The working groups are led by a core group of people and are open for…
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Meet the winners of the Good Pracices in Responsible Research and Innovation in the Western Balkans

The entries from the Good Practices competition are evaluated and the winners are here!
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Recommendations for facilitating the implementation of the Open Science in the Western Balkans countries

Based on the UNESCO recommendations on open science, the EU’s open science policy, Report on the existing open science practice in the Western Balkan countries and shared experiences at the round table held at the Open science days in Belgrade, November 3, 2022, recommendations were developed for facilitating the implementation of Open Science (OS) in…
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Scientific paper: Professors’ identity and interaction in a culturally diverse higher education environment

Our partners from Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts have recently published their third scientific paper titled "Professors’ Identity and Interaction in a Culturally Diverse Higher Education Environment."
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Scientific paper: The role of higher education attributes in students’ brain drain intentions. The case of a Western Balkan countryScientific paper:

Our partners from Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts have released their second scientific paper titled "The Role of Higher Education Attributes in Students’ Brain Drain Intentions: The Case of a Western Balkan Country."
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