Slovenia and the University of Nova Gorica in the UNESCO report on open educational resources
After UNESCO unanimously adopted the Recommendation on open educational resources at the General Conference in November 2019, all member states are obliged to report on activities and progress in this area every four years.
The UNESCO Executive Board prepared the first four-year period report that will be presented and discussed at the 42nd UNESCO General Conference in Paris this November. It summarizes the reports received from 78 countries. Slovenia is one of the most active countries in this field. The report presents actions and achievements made by countries on the development of supportive policy, on encouraging effective, inclusive and equitable access to quality open educational resources, and on building capacity of stakeholders to create, access, re-use, adapt and redistribute open educational resources.
In the capacity building section, the report also mentions University of Nova Gorica and the Open Education for a Better World (OE4BW) international programme, launched by UNG together with the UNESCO chair from the Jožef Stefan Institute. The goal of this programme is to create open educational resources addressing sustainable development goals, and to provide mentoring support to developers of these resources.
While the report includes numerous references to countries and several highlighted projects, the mentions of concrete institutions are rare. We are very pleased that the work of the University of Nova Gorica was recognized and mentioned in such a positive context in a document that ensures world-wide visibility.