This website provides a background to the 2nd World OER Congress and articulates the context of organizing the Open Seminar and Accompanying Events and provides information on the Regional Consultations which act as key inputs to the Congress.
The theme of the Congress is OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action with the result in a commitment to adopt OER policy and to identify concrete actions and recommendations for Governments that would be implemented within a specific time framework.
Since the 1st World OER Congress 2012, two significant developments were had taken place:
These two key issues determine the overall theme of the World OER Congress and the six Regional Consultations.
While the 1st World OER Congress focused on advocacy and awareness generation, the 2nd World OER Congress will emphasise the transition from commitment to action. Member States are encouraged to make a commitment to adopt OER at the policy level and to identify concrete actions which could be implemented within a specific time frame.
Following a proposal by the Government of Slovenia to the 199th Executive Board of UNESCO, the 2nd World OER Congress is scheduled to be held in Ljubljana on September 18-20, 2017 hosted by the Government of Slovenia in cooperation with UNESCO. In the year leading up to this event, COL, in partnership with UNESCO and the Government of Slovenia, aims to conduct follow up surveys of world governments/key stakeholders and Regional Consultations with the following objectives: