The furthcoming Dutch EU Presidency (first half of 2016) mentions ‘Open Science’ and 'Open Access" in a letter to the EU Council (p. 10). It says: “It will also focus on the rapid developments in science, which is becoming more and more open and digital (‘Science 2.0’ or ‘Open Science’). In line with the government’s recent paper on science policy, the Netherlands supports the Commission’s efforts to enhance the impact of science, and will work above all to advance open access to scientific publications and the use of research results.”
The refered paper on science policy can be found here: https://www.government.nl/documents/reports/2014/12/08/2025-vision-for-science-choices-for-the-future
Does anyone know more about the Dutch Presidency’s plans in this field?