The European Commission’s Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) is closely involved in work on the agenda for open education (OE) in Europe. It is running a number of studies on behalf of the Directorate General Education and Culture (DG EAC) to highlight the state of play of OE in Member States and carry out research to support policy making. IPTS’ current project ‘Policies for Opening Up Education’ (OpenEdu Policies) looks at the best way ahead for effective policies at both national and European levels. It follows up on the OpenEdu study, which proposed a framework for higher education institutions based on 10 dimensions of open education. IPTS has two upcoming reports on this research: ‘OpenCases: Case Studies on Openness in Education’ and ‘Opening Up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions’. These publications and others can be accessed in their open education webpage. More...