Europe Regional Consultation for the 2nd World OER Congress
In the lead up to the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress, to be held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) from 18 to 20 September 2017, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in partnership with UNESCO and the Government of Slovenia is conducting six Regional Consultations around the world.
The second Regional Consultation will take place in Valletta (Malta) on 23-24 February 2016.
The consultations will follow the theme “OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action”, reflecting a strong focus on the role of OER in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4.
The objectives of the Regional Consultations are to:
- Identify the current status vis-à-vis the recommendations made at the 1st World OER Congress among key stakeholders namely governments, policy makers, the OER community and the wider education community;
- Initiate discussions among the key stakeholders regarding the identified challenges to mainstreaming OER as highlighted in the outcome report of the OER Road Map meeting;
- Build awareness among key stakeholders about the objectives of the 2nd World OER Congress and make recommendations for consideration;
- Encourage more governments to commit to the adoption of open licensing policies for teaching and learning materials developed with public funds.