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2nd World Open Educational Resources Congress
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2nd World Open Educational Resources Congress

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Slovenia is becoming one of the leading countries in the field of Open Educational Resources (OER), hosting the 2nd World OER Congress – OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action, to be held at Cankarjev Dom Congress Centre in Ljubljana, from 18 – 20 September 2017.

The event will mark 15 years since the term “Open Educational Resources” was first coined at UNESCO, and five since the inaugural World OER Congress took place, resulting in the 2012 Paris OER Declaration.

Open educational resources (OER) enable everyone to have free access to an endless body of knowledge, educational services and applications. For the first time each pupil, student or citizen can experience education with the best professors and teachers the world has to offer. Slovenia is fully committed and is taking actions to push forward the global agenda on OER.

This is the biggest intergovernmental event being organised in Slovenia in 2017, and it is being put on by the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, in cooperation with UNESCO and in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning, Creative Commons, with the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The main partners in Slovenia are the UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning at the Jožef Stefan Research Institute, and the Cankarjev Dom Congress Centre in Ljubljana.

Please find attached additional information about the Congress. The programme is available on www.oercongress.org

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