C4C is proud to announce that SPARC Europe, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, signed on to our Declaration which promotes a copyright framework that fosters creativity, innovation, education, competitiveness and access to culture.
SPARC Europe, founded in 2004, is a non-profit, member organisation comprised among others of a diverse body of academic institutions, library consortia, funding bodies, research institutes and some publishers, who are all committed to delivering on the promise of Open Access and Open Science. In recent years, SPARC Europe has also widened its focus to encompass Open Data and Open Education Resources. In their view, more openness in research will lead to an accelerated rate of discovery in academia and in the private sector, and of learning at every strata of education.
C4C welcomes SPARC Europe and looks forward to a strong collaboration at the European and national level. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Caroline De Cock, Coordinator of the C4C Coalition, at +32 (474) 840515, or Vanessa Proudman, SPARC Europe’s Director, or Angela Walseng, SPARC Europe’s Communication Adviser.