YEAR board member Michela Vignoli (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology) had the pleasure to represent the YEAR Network at the very inspiring Open Science Conference, which was hosted by the Dutch Presidency on 4-5 April 2016 in Amsterdam.

The event assembled a few hundred researchers, publishers, and representatives of educational and research institutes as well as of the EU Commission, who had the chance to discuss concrete actions related to the paradigm shift to a more open science in Europe. The YEAR Network was previously involved in various consultation and expert advisory activities with the Commission in this context, and it was a great honour for us to be invited again.