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/* National OER policies */
* The [http://werkstatt.bpb.de/themen/open-educational-resources/ Federal Centre for Political Education] in Bonn has declared to develop free OER material for certain historical topics fro schools. They are free for everybody.
A European project [http://www.olcos.org%20 "OLCOS"] financed by the EU in which Germany participated built an online information and observation centre for promoting the concept, production, distribution, and usage of OER. One of the final products is a “Roadmap 2012” with suggestions and recommendations for a higher production, sharing, distribution and usage of OER in education.
A reason for the lack of very many national OER initiatives is also the fact that Germany is a Federal Republic. Each of the 16 federal states have nearly full control of the education system including universities. Therefore the state cannot normally fund national projects for education in schools and universities in the states. Nevertheless, there are some national OER policies now as described before.
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