An international workshop on Open Educational Resources policy is taking place March 18-19, 2014, in Warsaw, Poland, organized by Centrum Cyfrowe in collaboration with Creative Commons and SPARC, and supported by the Open Society Foundations.

The event, which is part of the Open Education Week will bring open education activists, experts and policymakers from nine countries in Europe and Central Asia to Warsaw to exchange experiences, discuss best practices and make shared plans. Participants will come from the Czech Republic, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Macedonia (a representative of the OER Alliance from Macedonia will attend the workshop).

The program will include an overview of important developments in OER policy with examples from the countries present, and a day-long intensive advocacy course led by Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education at SPARC.

It is an important time to convene this workshop, since The European Commission’s „Opening Up Education” initiative creates an unprecedented opportunity for OER growth in Europe.

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