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POERUP (Policies for OER Uptake) was a project part-funded by the EU until the end of June 2014,
under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme Key Activity 3 ICT.

The final report was delivered to EU in late October 2014 and accepted on 22 January 2015

This wiki contains all the public outputs and working documents of the project, including Final Report and all Deliverables. It is curated by Paul Bacsich of Matic Media Ltd.

A useful set of summary pages on the POERUP project is at

Follow-on projects

  1. The related project SharedOER final report was published on 1 June 2015 by IPTS.
  2. The ADOERUP report was published on 15 October 2015 by European Parliament.
  3. The Policy Approaches to Open Education (PAOE) report was published in 2017 as a JRC Technical Report by the European Commission - see PAOE.


February 2020

Some care and maintenance work is being carried out by the Curator.

For earlier news from 2015 and before, see News

Key outputs

  1. Final Report of POERUP
  2. POERUP Country reports and Continents
  3. POERUP Policies (proposals for countries)
  4. OER and MOOC Maps and an overview report - see File:POERUP D2.1 edition 2.pdf
  5. Open Education Initiatives (over 500 notable ones listed)
  6. List of Deliverables for POERUP(every Public Deliverable is listed and linked)
  7. $Lists of universities, initiatives etc

Other pages of interest

  1. Mega Map of all Open Education Initiatives - per-character searchable version at Mega Map Searchable
  2. Search for initiatives - with full Semantic search (specialists only) at Semantic Search
  3. Shortcuts to important pages
  4. (Curator only) Data entry forms - including Form:Enter person for People of POERUP
  5. For related and successor projects see Beyond POERUP

See also the Sidebar (on the left of the screen) for the most common topics for readers and, under the System heading, actions for editors/curators


  1. Our reports
  2. Other Publications
  3. Brochure
  4. Countries and Supraregions - also see All countries - countries where OER has been reported on or sighted by POERUP are marked on the map at Reports and sightings of OER
  5. Initiatives - see Open Education Initiatives - and Search
  6. Related projects
  7. All pages
  8. All categories
  9. Other wikis
  10. Maps !!!

Map of Open Education Initiatives, OER (blue) and MOOCs (green) - clustering switched on

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Total number in database on Thursday, 2 April 2020 at 11:40 = 500

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Closing picture

Initiatives per million population plotted by continents - guess who is in the lead? then check