The global shift towards making research findings available free of charge for readers, so-called 'Open access’, has been a core strategy in the European Commission to improve knowledge circulation and thus innovation. It is illustrated in particular by the general principle for open access to scientific publications in Horizon 2020 and the pilot for research data.
Source: European Commission
Guidelines on Open Access in Horizon2020
Guidelines on Data Management in Horizon 2020
Science with and for Society
Network of National Contact Points for Science with and for Society in Horizon 2020
Intellectual Property Rights, Data Management and Open Access (Presentation held at HES-SO, Oct 2016)