International OER/OE Policy Instruments/Frameworks


  • Paris 2012 OER Declaration [link]
  • Ljubljana 2017 OER Action Plan & Ministerial Statement [link]
  • UNESCO Recommendation on OER (2018 Draft) [pdf]

European Commission

  • Communication: Opening up Education: Innovative teaching and learning for all through new Technologies and Open Educational Resources [pdf]


  • Giving Knowledge for Free: The Emergence of Open Educational Resource [link]
  • Open Educational Resources: A Catalyst for Innovation [link]

International Partnerships/Networks

  • The Cape Town Open Education Declaration [link]
  • Cape Town Open Education Declaration 10th Anniversary – Ten Directions to Move Open Education Forward [link]
  • Foundations for OER Strategy Development [link]

OER/OE Policy research/case studies

  • Open educational resources: Policy, costs and transformation [eBook]
  • Understanding the Impact of OER: Achievements and Challenges [eBook]
  • Policy Approaches to Open Education – Case Studies from 28 EU Member States (OpenEdu Policies) [eBook]

OER/OE Policy preparation templates/guides

  • (COL) Institutional OER Policy – Template
  • A Government Policy Development Template to Progress Effective Implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) [link]
  • OER State Policy Playbook [link]
  • OER POLICY REVIEW AND DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT: A guide for higher education institutions interested in creating and using OER [pdf]

OER/OE Policy examples