We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Open education is an umbrella term under which different understandings of open education can be accommodated. It goes beyond open educational resources (OER) and open research outputs to embrace strategic decisions, teaching methods, collaborations between individuals and institutions, recognition of non-formal learning and different ways of making content available.
Stakeholders must explore ways in which to support opening up education. Dialogue must be sought to form a common vision for opening up education in Europe. OpenEdu Policies is a project running from January 2016 to March 2017 aiming to scope, refine and propose policies on opening up education for both policy makers in Member States and at European level.
The policies proposed will cover the 10 dimensions of open education and will be based on the OpenEdu framework for openness in higher education (Forthcoming JRC report: Opening up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions).