This is an initiative to support a European Union policy requiring open access to the published results of research funded by any member of the EU. Organizers welcome international as well as EU signatories. So far, there are over 16,000 signatories, including European universities, research organizations, individual researchers, libraries and library associations.
Details about the initiative can be found on Peter Suber’s Open Access News
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