4th Global ESAC Workshop 2019

Transformative Agreements in Practice

4th Global ESAC Workshop in Munich | 28-29 May 2019

+++The workshop is fully booked!+++

The aim of the workshop is empower the community with deeper knowledge and insight into the workings of transformative agreements, which will, in turn, inform and strengthen our strategies. Building on the consensus achieved at the 14th Berlin Open Access Conference and the body of data being collected in the ESAC Transformative Agreement Registry, the workshop will comprise activities and focused discussions on these themes:

  • Principles of transformative agreements defined
  • Evaluation of transformative agreements
  • Approaches to publisher negotiations
  • Moving forward to the next phase
  • Filling the gaps and broadening our network
  • Visualizing our individual and global impact



37 experts from 19 countries and four continents have registered. A list of participants will be published afterwards.



Tuesday 28th May  10h00 – 18h00

Topic 1: Shared requirements for negotiating Transformative Agreements

Topic 2: Publisher-specific discussions

Wednesday 29th May 08h30 – 16h00

Topic 3: Easing the transition within consortia and institutions

Topic 4: How do we assess and communicate our progress?