The European Commission has published an independent expert study on the future development of Open Research Europe (ORE), the Commission's open access publishing platform. The platform is the open access peer-reviewed publishing platform currently offered as an optional service to Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries at no cost to them. The platform enables researchers to publish
open access without paying out of their research budgets and to comply with their open
The study focuses on the business model that ORE should adopt in the future. With the study, the Commission is exploring the potential to gradually expand ORE from a publication platform for EC beneficiaries only, into a non-for-profit European publishing platform for all, with the involvement of funders from EU Member States and possibly beyond. The independent expert analysis aims to provide direction with regard to the organizational and financing model(s) that may be used in this collective future endeavour as of 2026.