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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

The related project SharedOER final report was published on 1 June by IPTS and the ADOERUP report on 15 October by European Parliament.

Latest News in 2015

21 October 2015 Our "Adult Education and Open Educational Resources" study released by European Parliament

“Adult Education and Open Educational Resources” is a 140-page “Study”, written by Sero, released by the European Parliament research office on 15 October.

It reviews the current use of Open Educational Resources in Adult Education in Europe (with a focus on Member States of the European Union – including the UK as one of the case study countries), assesses its potential and makes recommendations for policy interventions, taking account of the European Commission’s policy frameworks and those developed by the European Parliament and relevant European agencies. The majority of the research was carried out in the first five months of 2015.

The Study incorporates an Annex (starting on p. 77) including new research on over 12 Member States (with a focus on UK, France, Spain, Hungary, Sweden, Latvia, Germany and Romania), leveraging on a synthesis of existing research from a range of projects including POERUP (Policies for OER Uptake) and a 2014-15 study on SharedOER for the Joint Research Centre, augmented by more recent OER-related studies (D-TRANSFORM and SEQUENT) from Sero and others for the Joint Research Centre, Erasmus+ and the Lifelong Learning Programme. The work also was able to draw on some of the country reports for OERup!

The Study includes a Glossary (of over 80 items) and comprehensive bibliography (with over 410 entries) of papers and reports consulted.

The Executive Summary (pp. 7-9) gives a description of the report, the findings and a set of recommended policy interventions for the European Union and nearby countries.

The Study is available at

The report was written by the Sero Beyond POERUP team with a team of advisors and country experts. Many others assisted the team in several ways – these are listed on p. 47. Within Sero, Paul Bacsich wrote the main report and Giles Pepler was overall Editor for the Annex – to which several country experts contributed. The UK case study (16 pp.) was written by Sara Frank Bristow.

For more information see and

25 August 2015 Open Knowledge Foundation "Open Education Country" reports all linked from the POERUP wiki, including now Moldova

We have now linked the Open Knowledge Foundation's blog postings on Open Education over the last six months for various countries into the relevant country pages of the POERUP wiki. The list includes Moldova, Lithuania, (Republic of) Macedonia, Australia, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea and Russia.

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

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 Monday, 8 February 2016 at 20:52 = 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