EIFL has been working in Laos since 2003. We supported the creation of the Laos Library and Information Consortium (LALIC), and through this partnership, libraries in Laos are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources. Since 2019, with project funding from the National University of Luxemburg, EIFL licensed additional e-resources to support teaching and learning at the National University of Laos Faculty of Law and Political Science. EIFL agreements with publishers also allow authors in Laos to publish in open access in hybrid or fully open access journals at waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs).
EIFL supported national and institutional open access awareness raising workshops which resulted in the launch of an open access repository at the National University of Laos. EIFL also provided training and a support service to raise awareness of library copyright issues, and to assist with copyright questions.