The Open Research and Open Knowledge Society (ORS Acronym) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Athens Greece and is operating all over the world. It is not depending on any government, political party, political or religious organization or entities representing financial interests.
Given the significance of the knowledge society as a new context of our era, four significant objectives formulate the justification of the Open Research and Open Knowledge Society:
- The need to provide a sustainable worldwide knowledge society vision based on collaboration, knowledge, and learning for all and especially for people in need.
- The need to investigate the “soft” and “hard” aspects of the knowledge society, with the aim of providing organizational and cultural frameworks as well as infrastructures enabled by the evolution of information technologies.
- The need to anchor government policies in scientific evidence concerning the characteristics of the emerging knowledge-intensive economy and social environment.
- The need to investigate the key priorities of the knowledge society in terms of the critical aspects of human life (e.g. health, education, culture, science, business etc).