SOS Open Access: write to members of EU Council

Dear friends of Open Access in Horizon 2020:

At present the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council are negotiating in a “Trialogue” the final legislative text of the “Rules of Participation” for Horizon 2020, the 80 billion euro EU Framework for research and innovation.   Under great industry pressure, organized by publishers and “Business Europe”,  a number of EU member states are pushing for the removal of “mandatory open access” of EU financed published research results and many EU member states in the Council are also questioning the promotion of “open data” in H2020 as adopted by the European Parliament.

Also being placed into doubt by industry lobbyists are some proposed flexible licensing schemes in H2020 by which some research results could be exploited by the EU and member states.

Another important aspect approved by the European Parliament that also is in danger by Council disagreement is the explicit reference of the objective of providing “affordable and accessible medical products”.

As we get more information about these closed door “trialogue” meetings we shall pass it on.

Below you will find a list of the members of the Council Working Group on Research that meets to decide the Council´s positions on Horizon 2020.

Now is the time to write to the members of the Council attached below and express your support for “mandatory open access”  and the general support for access to affordable medicines in the Rules of Participation of Horizon 2020.

David Hammerstein, TACD

Belgium

patrick.lamot@diplobel.fed.be

fabienne.thirion@diplobel.fed.be

david.royaux@diplobel.fed.be

karel.boutens@diplobel.fed.be

Bulgaria

krasimira.pishtuhina@bg-permrep.eu

demetra.duleva@bg-permrep.eu

Czech Rep.

sarka.brabnikova@mzv.cz

Denmark

johmog@um.dk

jetnie@um.dk

Germany

susanne.burger@diplo.de

erik.hansalek@diplo.de

susanne.mauersberger@diplo.de

Estonia

ene.kadastik@mfa.ee

Greece

e.sakallarieou@rp-greece.be

Spain

milagros.candela@reper.maec.es

carlos.martinez@reper.maec.es

France

eric-olivier.pallu@diplomatie.gouv.fr

cecile.heriard@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Ireland

bob.keane@dfa.ie

breda.obrien@dfa.ie

Pat.Kelly@dfa.ie

Brendan.McCormack@djei.ie

Italy

Enrico Pavone, Luca Morretti

ricerca@rppue.esteri.it

Cyprus

ttelemachos@planning.gov.cy

eepaminondou@planning.gov.cy

Latvia

liene.barmane@mfa.gov.lv

Lithuania

karina.firkaviciute@eurep.mfa.lt

Jurate.deviziene@smm.lt

Luxembourg

leon.diederich@mesr.etat.lu

roger.kerger@mesr.etat.lu

Hungary

gergo.tardos@mfa.gov.hu

agnes.reiter@mfa.gov.hu

Malta

luke.incorvaja@gov.mt

Netherlands

johan.verboom@minbuza.nl

davy.pieters@minbuza.nl

Austria

adrian.esik@bmeia.gv.at

christian.eisner@bmeia.gv.at

florian.pecenka@bmeia.gv.at

Poland

malgorzata.misiewicz@msz.gov.pl

Portugal

Carla Alexandra Matias Santos

ems@reper-portugal.be

Romania

mircea.sbarna@rpro.eu

Slovenia

sergej.mozina@gov.si

Slovakia

dusan.sandor@mzv.sk

patrick.helmich@minedu.sk

Finland

mikael.kekkonen@formin.fi

Sweden

magnus.harviden@foreign.ministry.se

carl-albert.hjelmborn@foreign.ministry.se

United Kingdom

scott.hudson@fco.gov.uk

Croatia

nada.sirotic@mvep.hr

Council Secretariat

eva.veivo@consilium.europa.eu

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