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Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science (CEON/CEES) in partnership with the National Library of Serbia hosted the Fifth Belgrade International Open Access Conference on May 18-19, 2012 in Belgrade, Serbia. Over 90 people from 19 countries attended the event. The conference focused on local and regional journals striving for international excellence and recognition and on open access advocacy in the region.
EIFL presented a paper “Libraries advocating for open access: Best practices and lessons learnt” based on 11 case studies showcasing successful national and institutional open access advocacy campaigns in Eastern Europe and Africa (in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine, Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Sudan and Zimbabwe) funded by EIFL in 2011. Additionally, read about the the project results from Lithuania and Serbia, who also received EIFL OA grants in 2011, reported by Eleonora Dagiene, Chair of the Council at The Association of Lithuanian Serials, and Pero Šipka, CEON/CEES here.
Among other successful open access publishing projects presented: