Open Education Global in-person congress at Nantes Université

23/05/2022 to 25/05/2022

Nantes Université Cité des congrès (Nantes) Recommended Event

The Open Education Global congress, co-hosted by Open Education Global and Nantes Université, will take place from 23-25 May 2022 in Nantes, at the Cité des congrès. This event is focused on presenting existing solutions and practices that inform and guide the implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation.

The graphic shows landmarks of the city of Nantes against a blue background. There is a call to register for the OE Gloabl Conference.

The Open Education Global congress is the main international event related to Open Educational Resources, bringing together each year international specialists from all over the world. Carine Bernault, president of Nantes Université, and Colin de la Higuera, UNESCO Chair for Open Educational Resources and AI at Nantes Université are co-chairs of this 2022 edition.

Over three days, the Congress programme will engage the global open education community and provide further input and guidance for the implementation of the four UNESCO OER Recommendation action areas. The congress will accordingly focus on several related issues, such as:

  • How can the Open Education Global community develop the capacity of key education stakeholders to create, access, re-use, re-purpose, adapt, and redistribute OER?
  • How to use relevant technology solutions that ensure OER are shared in open formats and standards?
  • How to nurture the creation of sustainability models for OER?

As well as new questions received among more than 90 submissions:

  • What is the role of the students in OER?
  • How important is the part played by the librarians?
  • How does open education relate with the other opens?
  • What research takes place in the field currently?

Nantes Université and open education

Open education is at the core of Nantes Université’s values, in line with EUniWell’s vision “to strengthen the creation of knowledge in trans-institutional and open knowledge teams and the promotion of knowledge dissemination and application through cooperation with regional partners” (EUniWell mission statement, p.20).

Open education is one of the pillars of the political project of Nantes Université, striving to contribute to research and knowledge sharing, as well as enhancing the quality of education throughout the world. Nantes Université has been a member of the Consortium for Open Education since 2012.

Nantes Université, as well as the University of Florence, also a member of EUniWell, are proud to have signed the Cape Town Declaration, which aims at increasing the reach and impact of open educational resources.

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Registration deadline: 16 May 2022



Solenn Gillouard: Communication officer, Laboratory of Digital Science in Nantes (LS2N)