The goal of the project is to support the adoption of Open Educational Resource (OER) policies in Europe. It aims to promote the best practices and high standards of the Creative Commons and OER communities within the educational sphere. The open principles could be applied to the education field by licensing all educational content (such as textbooks and other educational materials) that is being produced in Europe with public funding under a free license (CC BY or CC BYSA).
The goal of the project is to support adoption of OER policies in Europe and European states by raising awareness of the OER model and demonstrating its advantages to governments, users and businesses. The initial phase of the project will run until April 2014 and will be based on three key activities:
The European OER Policy Project hopes to establish the Creative Commons and its European affiliates as key stakeholders in the open education policy debate. It will be present at key OER and education events in the coming year, starting with the OERde13 conference in September 2013.