In 2011, at the invitation of the Applied Social Sciences Forum (The ASSF) and the Institute of International Education, a meeting took place in Hammamet and resulted in the creation of this consortium. The meeting pointed to make progress in the regional efforts to make research in the Social Sciences available on the Web, free of charge. The participants represented different perspectives from different academic disciplines and institutions (such as Shamaa) that have had firsthand experience with many existing initiatives in the field of ​​access to information. click here