Open Access and Open Science receives limited support as part of the European Research participation in the European Research Area, and through the National Plan for Research and Innovation 2015-2020 – PNCDI III.
Open Access has been part of the National Plan for Open Government Partnership. As an active engagement of Romania in the global initiative of 69 countries called Open Government Partnership, the Action Plan 2014 – 2016 included for the first time Open Access as a distinct commitment. The main objective was “optimising the impact of the publicly funded scientific research”. The milestones entailed the following; monitor how Open Access is included in the Romanian public funded research programs (continuous process), provide recommendations on how to operate and integrate repositories at the national level (December 2015) and put forward proposals for elaboration on a National Open Access Policy (December 2015).