HomeThe Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) --part of the Joint Research  Center of the European Commission- in a study for Directorate General Education and  Culture -- is now calling upon experts and practitioners to come up with visionary papers  and imaginative scenarios on how Open Education in 2030 in Europe might look with a major focus on Open Educational Resources and Practices.

Open Educational Resources (OER) and Practices (OEP) have recently become hot topics, not  only for educational researchers, but also for policy makers in Europe and abroad. There is a general agreement that openness has the potential to widen access to education and to  improve, amongst others, cost-efficiency and quality of teaching and learning. In its recent  Communication on Rethinking Education, the European Commission announced a new  initiative on "Opening-up Education" to be launched mid-2013. To this end, the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)--part of the Joint Research  Center of the European Commission- in a study for Directorate General Education and  Culture--is now calling upon experts and practitioners to come up with visionary papers and imaginative scenarios on how Open Education in 2030 in Europe might look with a major focus on Open Educational Resources and Practices, in each of the following education sectors:
(a) Lifelong Learning (Submission deadline: 31 March 2013)

(b) School Education (Submission deadline: 28 April 2013)

(c) Higher Education (Submission deadline: 7 May 2013)
The foresight scenarios submitted can be normative or descriptive, idealistic or provocative, critical or imaginary, reflective or polemic, imaginative or concrete, comprehensive or selective, general or specific. They should be both inspiring and scientifically sound. Submissions are free to choose any angle, subject, approach, but the future vision and/or scenario should address the key question of how Open Education in 2030 in Europe might look, and include the role of OER. OEREU_Call final.pdf.