1. Foster awareness and use of OER.
2. Facilitate enabling environments for use of Information and Communications Technologies
3. Reinforce the development of strategies and policies on OER.
4. Promote the understanding and use of open licensing frameworks.
5. Support capacity building for the sustainable development of quality learning materials.
6. Foster strategic alliances for OER.
7. Encourage the development and adaptation of OER in a variety of languages and cultural
8. Encourage research on OER.
9. Facilitate finding, retrieving and sharing of OER.
10. Encourage the open licensing of educational materials produced with public funds.
From the communication...
Member states should:
1. Stimulate open access policies for publicly-
funded educational materials;
2. Encourage formal education and training
institutions to include digital content, including
OERs, among the recommended educational
materials for learners at all educational levels and
encourage the production, including through
public procurement, of high-quality
educational materials whose copyrights would
belong to public authorities.
resources are openly
● Warsaw CC Summit 2011
● OER on the radar of policymakers
● affiliates requested support
● current efforts decentralized and uncoordinated
● need a network to share and discuss
● need best data, toolkits, arguments
● let’s not miss opportunities that arise!
● Foster the creation, adoption, and
implementation of open policies that advance
the public good.
● Do this by supporting advocates,
organizations, policymakers, and connecting
policy opportunities with those who can
● ‘Open Policy’ mantra: publicly funded
resources are openly licensed resources
● Default aim for licensing: Open Definition ( with
preference for CC BY and CC0).
● Do not recreate the wheel; leverage expertise
● Work with existing policy recommendations: Paris
OER, BOAI, Panton Principles, Communia, etc.
● Free for anyone to join. Contribute and abide by
mission and guiding principles.
● Link to, catalog, and curate existing policy resources.
● Build new resources and/or services only where
capacity or expertise does not currently exist.
● Connect policy makers to experts.
● Provide baseline level of assistance for all
● Share information with openly with members and the
public, using open licenses (of course), multiple
languages, transparent fashion.
● Strengthen implementation of OER policies across Europe
● Ensure education policy incorporate “open” principles
○ Push for all educational content (both textbooks and
other educational materials) produced in Europe with
public funding (both at European level and in
member states) under a free license (CC BY or CC
● Focus on K-12 education policy
● Raise awareness and demonstrate advantages of OER
● Build a COMMUNITY of European OER policy advocates
● Create CONTENT such as outreach materials on OER and
● Establish CONTACTS with policymakers and key
stakeholders to educate and understand
● Lead: Dr. Alek Tarkowski, Centrum Cyfrowe and CC Poland
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