European Policies

The data below is largely taken from the following documents: The UNESCO/COL "Survey on Governments’ Open Educational Resources (OER) Policies" (June 2012), The OECD's "Open Educational Resources Analysis of Responses to the OECD Country Questionnaire," The Creative Commons Open Policy Registry, the OpenDOAR database and the EU Lifelong Learning Programme's POERUP program. Where necessary, information has been filled in from the policy documents themselves.

Austria | Azerbaijan | Belgium | France | Hungary | Lithuania | Netherlands | Poland | Spain | UK


 

Austria

Policy Policy Date
Open Access Policy for FWF-funded projects
requires open licensing for funded projects
Website: http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/public_relations/oai/index.html
current
"Realising potentials, increasing dynamics, creating the future" Becoming an Innovation Leader Strategy for research, technology and innovation of the Austrian Federal Government
p. 46 notes that the results of publicly financed or co-financed research projects must be accessible for the public in an appropriate manner.
Website: http://www.bmvit.gv.at/en/innovation/policy/rti_strategy.html
March, 2011
GeoGebra Partnerships
funding partner for open mathematical resources for Austrian schools
Website: http://www.geogebra.org/cms/en/partners
2006-07 and 2009-10
University of Vienna: Phaidra Policy
(Permanent Archiving and Indexing of Digital Resources and Assets) is an open access database with a number of university members.
Website: http://phaidraservice.univie.ac.at/das-system-phaidra/phaidra-policy/
3/22/2012
epub.oeaw User Guide—Handbuch Version 1.5
Academy of Science Open Access Database
Website: http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/?arp=0x00235499
5/20/2010
OPEN DOAR
participation through University of Vienna
Website: http://www.opendoar.org/about.html
2/15/2011
Open Strategies at TU Graz
university strategy, not policy
Website: http://opencontent.tugraz.at
 

 

 


 

 

Azerbaijan

Policy Policy Date
LIC Open Access position
Outlines support by the publically-funded Khazar University Library and Information Center for a variety of Open Access projects, including publiction of the CC-licensed Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Website: http://library.khazar.org/s58/LIC-Open-Access-position
current

 

 


 

 

Belgium

Policy Policy Date
University of Gent Deponeringsmandaat
Ghent University has an ID / OA mandate (immediate deposit / optional access) for publications with publication date 2010 or later: Only publications with attached electronic full text can be included in libraries. The policy encourages and provides guidelines for Open Access publication. The resulting depository is called Biblio at UGent.
Website: https://biblio.ugent.be/pages/openaccessugent.html
11/12/2009

 

 


 

 

France

Policy Policy Date
ParisTech Charter of Open Courseware and Licensing Practices
Commits each school to improving the creation and provision of courses and to free access to the available online catalogue of more than 2,500 teaching resources, 2,700 course in around 200 programs of teaching units; most documents are under a Creative Commons licence, they can be read, copied and printed for a personal usage, but must not be modified.
Website: http://graduateschool.paristech.fr/index.php?id=8
3/21/2007
SCEREN—Qui sommes-nous? Un réseau d'établissements publics 
Authorization of the Centre national de documentation pédagogique (CNDP) by the Ministry of Education to provide professional educational resources for schools.
Website: http://www2.cndp.fr/cndp_reseau/presentation/accueil.htm
February, 2009

 

 


 

 

Hungary

Policy Policy Date
Apertus Nonprofit Kft. – Szakmai koncepció
Outlines plans for a government funded organization both for the creation of digital content and for the promotion of open and online learning
Website: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Apertus_Nonprofit_Kft._–_Szakmai_koncepció
current

 

 


 

 

Lithuania

Policy Policy Date
Lithuanian Strategy on ICT Implementation in General and Vocational Education
topic of OER is part of the broader strategy
2008–2012

 

 


 

 

Netherlands

Policy Policy Date
Programmaplan Wikiwijs 2011 – 2013
Program plan for mainstreaming OER across the entire educational system via the Wikiwijs Platform. Document also contains links to preliminary policies.
Website: http://openserviceblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/programmaplan-wikiwijs-2011-2013.pdf
5/19/2011

 

 


 

 

Poland

Policy Policy Date
Cyfrowa szkoła—Digital School
The first major Polish governmental program to include free licensing rules, this governmental program calls for computerisation of Polish schools and raising ICT competences. Its segment on e-resources provides for creating open textbooks and redesigning Scholaris, the national platform for educational resources.
Website: http://www.cyfrowaszkola.men.gov.pl/index.php/informacje-o-programie/dokumenty-i-akty-prawne-programu
4/3/2012

 

 


 

 

Spain

Policy Policy Date
Open Access Institutional Policy at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC)
Requires scientific/research outputs to be made available in institutional OA repository and extends to educational materials as well
Website: http://openaccess.uoc.edu/webapps/o2/bitstream/10609/4966/6/InstitucionalMandateUOC_eng.pdf
10/6/2010
The University of Barcelona's Open Access Policy
Requires scientific/research outputs to be made available in institutional OA repository and extends to educational materials as well
Website: http://diposit.ub.edu/dspace/bitstream/2445/27711/1/2011_06_UB_OA_Policy.pdf
7/7/2011
Publicación de una guía para la creación de recursos educativos abiertos
Publicación de una guía para la creación de recursos educativos abiertos. Material publicado por CeDeC. Ofrece a profesores y profesionales pautas para la creación de sus propios recursos educativos abiertos. Aparecen recogidos los siguientes aspectos: normas de estilo, fuentes para encontrar recursos y formación sobre software libre y licencias Creative Commons
Website: http://cedec.ite.educacion.es/index.php/es/guia-creacion-contenidos/1121-guia-para-la-creacion-de-materiales-educativos-interactivos
10/10/2012
CeDeC
El Centro Nacional de Desarrollo Curricular en Sistemas no Propietarios es un departamento del Ministerio de Educación de España dedicado a la producción de Recursos Educativos Abiertos. En la actualidad ya ha publicado materiales para enseñanza secundaria. Además, ha lanzado una guía para la creación de contenidos por parte del profesorado y varios materiales de educación en valores. CeDeC lleva a cabo también la promoción del uso de las licencias Creative Commons entre el profesorado
Website: http://cedec.ite.educacion.es/
10/10/2012
Recursos educativos para enseñanza presencial
Publicación de Recursos educativos abiertos de Lengua [1] y Matemáticas: materiales multimedia para enseñanza presencial. Desarrollados por CeDeC y editados en diversos formatos. Han sido elaborados con eXe Learning a partir del nuevo proyecto de desarrollo de eXe Learning.net. Todos estos materiales son ofrecidos a los centros y educadores de todo el mundo para su uso como material de apoyo en la docencia
Website: http://cedec.ite.educacion.es/index.php/es/descargade-contenidos
10/10/2012

 

 


 

 

United Kingdom

Policy Policy Date
JISC Terms and conditions of funding: annex to JISC Grant and Contract
JISC funding made available on condition that outputs from the project are made available, free at the point of use (or ‘at cost’ where appropriate) and under Open Access or Open Source principles where possible, to the UK HE, FE and Research communities in perpetuity in accordance with JISC’s Open Access Policy and/or JISC’s Open Source Software Policy wherever possible.
Website: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/terms-and-conditions-grant-project.aspx
12/16/2011
Operational policies for Leeds Metropolitan University institutional repository
initial focus of the repository as an Open Access research archive.
Website: http://repository.leedsmet.ac.uk/main/policies.php
current as of 2012
Introduction to the UK Government Licensing Framework
Provides a policy and legal overview of the arrangements for licensing the use and re-use of public sector information both in central government and the wider public sector. It sets out best practice and standardises licensing principles. It covers all public sector information, including education
Website: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/government-licensing/the-framework.htm
7/29/2011
Policies and Statements of the Open University
Lays out copyright policy for OpenLearn and other OU website content
Website: http://www.open.ac.uk/about/main/admin-and-governance/policies-and-statements
current as of 2012
Finch Report
extensions to current licensing arrangements in the higher education, health and other sectors; improvements to the infrastructure of repositories, and support for the moves by publishers to provide access to the great majority of journals in public libraries.
Website: http://www.researchinfonet.org/publish/finch/
7/16/2012
OpenDOAR funding
UK Government funding for this open repository database
Website: http://www.opendoar.org/about.html
2/15/2011
Attribution

EU Lifelong Learning Programme
with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

License

Creative Commons License OpenCourseWare Europe website by OpenCourseWare Europe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.