Report OpenEdu

Study: “Member States case studies: policies for opening up education”

The study, which runs in the period October-December 2016, aims at providing evidence-based recommendations to policy makers at Member States and European level to foster open education in Europe.


This goal is reached by:

  • Identifying and analysing national-level policies on open education in 22 EU Member States;
  • Identifying issues faced by decision makers when planning policies on opening up education;
  • Exploring perceptions of policy makers on what national and EU policies are needed and of possible barriers to national and EU policies on open education.


The study is funded by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Seville and is part of the Policies for Opening Up Education project (OpenEdu Policies).

The working definition of “open education” for this study is the one presented on the OpenEdu study of the IPTS-EAC: “Open education is as a way of carrying out education, often using digital technologies. Its aim is to widen access and participation to everyone by removing barriers and making learning accessible, abundant, and customisable for all. It offers multiple ways of teaching and learning, building and sharing knowledge. It also provides a variety of access routes to formal and non-formal education, and connects the two.”

The report of this Study is in the first quarter of 2017.

Funding type: Internal