News archive - Results from the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress

The event, which was organised in Ljubljana on 18-20 September 2018, followed the theme »OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action«, reflecting a strong focus on the role of OER in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4. It was co-organized by UNESCO and the Government of Slovenia. This event marked five years since the World OER Congress was held in Paris in June 2012.


The Congress closed as experts and national delegates from 111 countries adopted by acclamation the 2017 Ljubljana OER Action Plan.

This Plan presents 41 recommended actions to mainstream open-licensed resources to help all Member States to build Knowledge Societies and achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal 4 on “quality and lifelong education.” The 2017 Ljubljana OER Action Plan provides recommendations to stakeholders in five strategic areas, namely: building the capacity of users to find, re-use, create and share OER; language and cultural issues; ensuring inclusive and equitable access to quality OER; developing sustainability models; and developing supportive policy environments.

Ljubljana OER Action Plan Document

English PDF


The accompanying Ministerial Statement called for a “dynamic coalition to expand and consolidate commitments to actions, strategies and legislation” in OER, with a “call on all educational stakeholders to implement the recommendations of the Ljubljana OER Action Plan 2017.”

Ministers Statement PDF

English PDF


As a satellite event see also the Opening up Member States: “Opening up Balkans” as regional pilot for Openness


Geographical focus
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on September 30, 2018
Modified on October 8, 2018