2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress

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Within the framework of the UNESCO approved Programme and Budget for 2016-2017, adopted by the 38th session of the Organization’s General Conference (Paris, November 2015), UNESCO and the Government of Slovenia, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), and with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, are organizing the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress in Ljubljana (Slovenia), from 18 to 20 September 2017.
The Congress will bring together Ministers of Education, decision-makers responsible for human resources development, senior policy makers, expert practitioners, researchers and other relevant stakeholders.

Its objectives are to:

- Examine solutions to meeting the challenges of mainstreaming OER practices into education systems worldwide;
- Showcase the world’s best practices in OER policies and initiatives as well as OER experts;
- Provide recommendations for the mainstreaming of OER, with links to best practices.


Type of Event Category 4- International Congress
Start 18.09.2017 06:30 local time
End 20.09.2017 12:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Varoglu, Zeynep
Organizer UNESCO, Government of Slovenia
Contact Ms Annapaola Coppola (ap.coppola@unesco.org)
Country Slovenia
City Ljubljana
Venue Cankarjev dom - Culture and Congress Centre
Street Prešernova cesta 10
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/open-educational-resources/
Link 2 www.oercongress.org
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