Welcome to OpenMed!

Opening up Education in South-Mediterranen Countries

The OpenMed project, supported by the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education programme of the European Union, has been working during the period 2015-2018 to widening participation and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) as a bottom-up approach to support the modernisation of the Higher Education sector in the South-Mediterranean. The project involved an international consortium composed by five partners from Europe and nine from South Mediterranean Countries.


Overall Impact

OpenMed raised awareness and facilitated the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) in the South-Mediterranean countries, with a particular focus on higher education in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Palestine.





Compendium with a review of open education in the region, webometrics analysis, 11 case studies, and a series of video interviews with experts in open education Innovation Centers for Open Education at South-Med partner universities
OER National Strategy Forums in Egypt (Nov-16), Morocco (Dec-16), Jordan (Feb-17), Palestine (Apr-17) OER Course on “Open Education: fundamentals and approaches” with 5 modules openly available in multiple languages (English, French, Arabic) and formats
OER Regional Agenda for South-Mediterranean Universities 74 academics trained face to face (Torino, 25-29 Sep-18) and online phase (Oct-17 Mar-18) run trough nine facilitated learning circles
Institutional Roadmaps on Open Education Recommendations to institutional leaders and policy makers

3 Years

Oct 2015 – Oct 2018

14 partners

from Europe and South-Mediterranean Countries


Open Education Mediterranean Community

OpenMed participates in the Year of Open, a global celebration of Open Education initiated by the Open Education Consortium in 2017, by actively committing to participate and contribute to widen participation on Open Education.