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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

Now work continues on the related projects SharedOER, now completed, and ADOERUP (Adult Education and OER).

Latest News in 2015

20 July 2015 SEQUENT project on "Quality in e-learning" (and OER) approved by European Commission

We are pleased to announce that the Final Report of the SEQUENT project has been approved by the European Commission. The deliverables include a "Showcases Report" on University 'showcases' for 'quality in e-learning' procedures done by key staff in POERUP:

For more on the SEQUENT project and to see its other outputs pleas visit the project web site at

1 June 2015 SharedOER Final Report published by IPTS

This is available at

11 March 2015 SharedOER project deliverables now in naked PDF

By popular demand we have made both SharedOER deliverables available in PDF format rather than ZIPped PDF and with more memorable titles:

  1. Deliverable 1: Towards a world tour for Shared OER, in full Scoping the cross-border syllabi/curriculum initiatives in the context of formal education
  2. Deliverable 2: The Common Core State Standards Initiative and its impact on OER

9 March 2015 SharedOER project deliverables released and other news

At the start of Open Education Week we are pleased to announce that the SharedOER project has released its first two deliverables:

  1. Deliverable 1 of SharedOER reviews initiatives relevant to Shared OER, concentrating primarily on the member countries of the Lifelong Learning Programme, with some detail also across other continents. The USA is not covered comprehensively, because the Common Core Standards are reviewed in Deliverable 2
  2. Deliverable 2 examines the recent development of Open Educational Resources (OER) and syllabi within the context of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the United States. It analyses the impact that these newly introduced (2010) standards have had on the production, reuse and dissemination of OER in a number of states, as well as across state borders. A review of current state-based OER policies and practices is provided, along with an inventory of relevant implementation guides and content repositories.

The final deliverable will be released by IPTS in due course. For further details see SharedOER

In other news we note that the POERUP Final Report was approved by the EU on 22 January 2015 and is available here

15 January 2015 ADOERUP report being prepared - Open Educational Resources in Adult Education/Adult Learning in the European Union - information wanted

Sero has been commissioned to do a report for the Education and Culture Committee of the European Parliament on OER in Adult Education in the EU. Obviously we shall leverage on POERUP and on three relevant studies done for IPTS but we want to make sure we are up to date with the last 6 months of information on important projects developing OER for use specifically in Adult Learning (rather than spilling over into Adult Learning) - across all educational sectors: key skills (numeracy, literacy, IT skills, etc), school-level qualifications for adults, Vocational Education and Training, and University Education in a Lifelong Learning context.

We are particularly interested in the following Member States: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Hungary, Romania, Sweden and Latvia, but projects from any Member State are of interest.

Of course we shall be asking POERUP project staff as well as our network of consultants and advisors but we want a broader range of input.

For policy aspects we shall be talking in depth to authors of EU-level and Member State OER-related policy documents, to perform a realignment of POERUP-style recommendations to the Adult Learning domain.

For more details see the page ADOERUP.

Please contact Paul Bacsich if you are a local expert with relevant information.

12 January 2015 POERUP scrutiny completed

We understand that the European Commission have completed their review of POERUP and we expect more information shortly.

The POERUP wiki is therefore no longer "frozen" (as it had to be during the period of scrutiny of POERUP outputs by the Commission and their experts) and so new pages will appear in due course, with a focus on the "Beyond POERUP" projects now being undertaken by the POERUP team, in particular SharedOER and ADOERUP.

For earlier news, 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 (around 500 notable ones listed)
  6. List of Deliverables for POERUP(every Public Deliverable is listed)

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. (Editors and Curators 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

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

Total number in database on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 at 01:20 = 499

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Now try Mega Map Searchable !!


  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 !!!

Closing picture

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