Welcome to Open Science – From Policy to Practice

The Open Science – From Policy to Practice” conference highlighted different perspectives of shaping, implementing and embedding Open Science. The aim was to exchange knowledge, share best practices and to discuss how Open Science can contribute to strengthening sustainable futures and democracies in and beyond the European Union. The event took place in Stockholm on 16–17 May 2023. Each session is separately available with subtitles here.

Access to, and sharing of research results and data. The understanding of, and engagement in research. Direct involvement of stakeholders and citizens in the research process. 

All these aspects are key to implementing Open Science. At the same time, a better understanding of the various dimensions and implications of Open Science is needed, among policy makers as well as practitioners. The importance of collaborations between researchers, and the involvement of other societal actors to improve research, understanding and trust, is increasingly being emphasised, at national, European and global level.

The two-day conference consisted of several sessions highlighting different aspects of Open Science and was held on two consecutive days, 16–17 May. Policy makers, researchers, national representatives, science engagement officers and other stakeholders from across Europe, and beyond, joined the event in Stockholm (and online) to discuss and share experiences on ways to embed and transfer Open Science policies into practice at different levels and sectors.

16 May: Implementing Open Science – from policy to national level

17 May: Embedding Open Science in Society – from policy to practice

The conference was associated with the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and was organised by the National Library of Sweden, the Swedish Museum of Natural History and the Swedish Research Council with support from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and in collaboration with the following partners:

the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions, the European Commission Joint Research Centre, The European Network of Science Centres and Museums (Ecsite), EuroScience, the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO, the Swedish Science Centres, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre, Young Academy of Sweden, and VA (Public & Science).

Find out more about the organisers.