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OpenMed: opening up Higher Education through Europe-Mediterranean cooperation.


The OpenMed project aims to foster the adoption of open education strategies in the South Mediterranean region as a means to support equal and democratic access to higher education, with particular attention to disadvantaged groups.


Open education; OER; Europe-Mediterranean cooperation; Social inclusion; Higher Education; Migrants; Refugees; Migrant emergency; Educational technology.

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Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) | ISSN (print) 2532-4632 | ISSN (online) 2532-7720