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OBREAL Global and the EU-LAC Foundation are organising two webinars on 6 and 7 April 2022 and a panel at the third UNESCO World Higher Education Conference (WHEC 2022) in Barcelona from 18-20 May 2022 on Open Science: Innovations, Challenges and Projections for the Future based on an Inter-Regional Dialogue.

Open science has risen to the top of the international scientific agenda because of its relevance for research and equal access to knowledge and scientific production. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Directors-General of UNESCO, the World Health Organisation, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a call for open, inclusive, and collaborative science. However, dialogues and cooperation on open science between the EU and LAC, and between them and other regions of the world, have been scarce, so it can be assumed that the facilitation of spaces for such exchanges could unleash synergies and innovations in this area. In this context, the EU-LAC Foundation and OBREAL Global are organising these two events.

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6 April 2022

Tools and Policies to Promote Open Access, Open Data and Open Education

7 April 2022

New trends in the evaluation of research and academic merits

 

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VIRTUAL DIALOGUE 1

Tools and Policies to Promote Open Access, Open Data and Open Education

6 April 2022 – 16h CEST / 11h ARG

Moderation | Dr Nicolás Patrici, OBREAL Global & Dr Anna Barrera, EU-LAC Foundation

16:00 – 16:20 | Welcoming remarks and brief introduction

  • Prof. Ramon Torrent – President, OBREAL Global
  • Dr Adrián Bonilla – Executive Director, EU-LAC Foundation
  • Ms Karina Pombo – National Director of Science Policy Promotion – International Affairs, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Argentina (in representation of the PPT CELAC)
  • Ms María Cristina Russo – Director for Global Approach & International Cooperation in R&I, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Dr Joan Gómez Pallarès – Director General for Research, Generalitat de Catalunya

16:20 – 16:40 | Tools and Policies to Promote Open Access, Open Data and Open Education

Political perspectives from the CELAC and the EU

  • Ms Paola Azrilevich – Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Argentina
  • Ms Alea López de San Román – Open Science Unit, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

16:40 – 18:00 | Perspectives from knowledge producers and decision makers from the CELAC and the EU

  • Dr Dominique Babini – Advisor to the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) in Open Science
  • Dr Paul Ayris – Co-Chair of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) INFO Community and Dr Ignasi Labastida – Chair of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) Information and Open Access Policy Group
  • Dr Donovan Campbell – Head of Department of Geography and Geology at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus in Jamaica
  • Dr Oscar Domínguez – President of the Latin American and Caribbean Higher Education Area (ENLACES), Executive Director of the Colombian Association of Universities (ASCUN)
  • Mr Lautaro Matas – Executive Secretary and Technical Manager of the Open Access to Science Repositories Network – LA Referencia

18:00 – 18:10 | Perspectives from India

  • Prof. Krishna Ganesh – Director of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Tirupati, Andra Pradesh, India

18:10 – 18:25 | Open discussion, based on questions and comments from participants who are invited to formulate their questions in the Q&A tool of the zoom platform

18:25 – 18:30 | Wrap-up of first Virtual Dialogue

  • Dr Adrián Bonilla – Executive Director, EU-LAC Foundation
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VIRTUAL DIALOGUE 2

New trends in the evaluation of research and academic merits

7 April 2022 – 16h CEST / 11h ARG

Moderation | Dr Anna Barrera, EU-LAC Foundation & Dr Nicolás Patrici, OBREAL Global

16:00 – 16:05 | Welcoming remarks and brief introduction

  • Dr Adrián Bonilla – Executive Director, EU-LAC Foundation

16:05 – 16:25 | New trends in the evaluation of research and academic merits

Political perspectives from the CELAC and the EU

  • Ms Marina Larrea – National Directorate for International Cooperation, Ministry of Education, Argentina
  • Mr Jean Emmanuel Faure Unit for Open Science, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

16:25 – 18:00 | Perspectives from evaluators and those being evaluated in CELAC and EU

  • Dr Bianca Amaro – President of the Open Access to Science Repositories Network – LA Referencia
  • Prof. Sarah de Rijcke – Professor of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, Scientific Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, Co-chair of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI)
  • Dr Rainer Lange – Head of Research Policy Department, German Council for Science and Humanities
  • Prof. Daniel Antenucci – CONICET / University of Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Prof. Ernest Abadal – Vicerector for Teaching and Research Staff and deputy to the Rector, University of Barcelona
  • Dr Laura Rovelli – Coordinator of the Latin American Forum on Scientific Evaluation of the Latin American Social Science Council (FOLEC/CLACSO)
  • Prof. Pastora Martínez Samper – Member of EUA Expert Group on Science 2.0 and Open Science; Chair of the EUA Expert Subgroup on Research Assessment; Vice President for Globalisation and Cooperation – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
  • Prof. Bert Overlaet – Chair of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) Careers of Researchers & HR Policy Group

18:00 – 18:10 | Perspectives from Kenya

  • Ms Joy Owango – Executive Director, Training Centre in Communication, University of Nairobi, Kenya

18:10 – 18:25 | Open discussion, based on questions and comments from participants who are invited to formulate their questions in the Q&A tool of the zoom platform

18:25 – 18:30 | Wrap-up of second Virtual Dialogue and final reflections

  • Prof. Ramon Torrent – President, OBREAL Global
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