Project: 2020-1-HR01-KA226-HE-094685    

Multiplier Events

Event Identification
Event Title
Presentation and discussion about the critical factors for evaluation of existing OERs from the point of view of their use during the COVID-19 crisis
University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Bulgaria
Event Description
The goal of this Multiplier event is to present the results of the study which we plan to conduct to analyse the perception and attitudes of teachers/trainers and students towards digital teaching and learning in general, and their perception of OERs in particular. The focus of the study will be on the DE during COVID-19 crisis and how teachers, trainers and students reacted, what they expected and which was the level of their satisfaction with the offered DE and OERs. We expect that the invited participants from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro will take part in this interactive panel with their own views and comments. We also plan to prepare all relevant materials which could be distributed in their countries, including not only HEIs, but also to national policy makers.
The consortium will announce the date and the event at least two months before the event over the typical dissemination channels including email distribution lists of national associations. The hosting team will prepare the programme at least one month in advance and distribute all marketing and other relevant material. After the event, there will be a report with all conclusions and recommendations. The report will be published at DECriS web site, at partners' websites and online newsletters, social networks and professional journals. It will be disseminated to media and relevant stakeholders.
Start Date
2022-05-03 (yyyy-mm-dd)
End Date

On May 3rd and 4th 2022, the second Multiplier Event of the Erasmus+ Project Digital Education for Crisis Situations: Times when there is no alternative (DECriS) ( will take place in hybrid mode (via Google Meet and face-to-face) at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria. 
DECriS is an Erasmus+ Project (2020-1-HR01-KA226-HE-094685) coordinated by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Osijek (Croatia), with partners from Stiftung Universität Hildesheim (Germany), University of Barcelona (Spain), University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (Bulgaria) and Computer Center of University of Zagreb (SRCE), (Croatia) and four associated partners. 
Under the title Critical success factors and their typological classification for the evaluation of the Open Educational Resources (OER) the seminar will present outputs of the DECriS project in the period May 2021 – May 2022. The focus is on the critical factors for evaluation of existing OERs from the point of view of their use during the COVID-19 crisis. At the same time, national and international experts and guests will present their work and experiences related to the topic, with the aim of facilitating and making possible a discussion.

ME-2 in Sofia is dedicated to 20-ty years of the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) first coined at a meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) forum on ‘the impact of open courseware for higher education in developing countries’ in July 2002.

ME-2 in Sofia (03/05/2022, starts at 12.30 a.m. till 17.30 & 04/05/2022 from 9.30 a.m. till 12.30 a.m.)
Sofia Time Zone – EEST (Eastern European Summer Time), UTC+3
The event will be located at ULSIT-2 Building at: 1574 Sofia, 69A Shipchenski Prohod Blvd., 3rd Floor, Room 309

First Day (May 3rd)  

12:30 – 13:00 


13:00 – 13:15 

Opening of the Multiplier Event (ULSIT Board, National Commission of UNESCO)
Moderator: Tania Todorova (Institutional Coordinator of DECriS Project, ULSIT)


1st session: Moderator Tereza Trencheva
(Vice-Rector of Research and International Affairs, ULSIT)

13:15– 13:45 

Introduction to DECriS project (Boris Bosančić, Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek – Project Coordinator) 

13:45 – 14:45 

Keynote speech: Copyright and Online Learning in a time of transition: the role of open educational practices (Jane Secker and Chris Morrison, UK Copyright Literacy group,

14:45 – 15:00 


15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break 


2nd session: Moderator Tania Todorova (Institutional Coordinator of DECriS Project, ULSIT)

15:30 – 15:50

State-of-the-play of the use of OERs at European higher education institutions in the field of Library and Information Science during the COVID-19 pandemic: Introduction to DECriS IO1 Report (Milijana Mičunović, University of Osijek)

15:50 – 16:50 

Digital education appraisal and quality perception by students and teachers at DECriS partner HEIs during the COVID-19 crisis: Findings from DECriS IO2 research in progress 
(Cristóbal Urbano, Juanjo Boté, University of Barcelona)

16:50 – 17:05 

Policies of EBLIDA to address the needs of the European libraries after the COVID-19 crisis
(Marina Encheva, ULSIT, Member of EBLIDA Board)

17:05 – 17:25 


17:25 – 17:30

Closing of the first part of ME-2

Second Day (May 4th) 

9:00 – 9:20 


9:20 – 9:30 



3rd session: Moderator Roumen Nikolov (Head of UNESCO Chair ‘ICT at Library Science, Education and Cultural Heritage’, ULSIT)

9:30 – 9:50

Introduction to DECriS Third Intellectual Output and Methodology of research (IO-3: A list of critical success factors and their typological classification for the evaluation of the OER's)
(Tania Todorova, Daniela Pavlova, Eugenia Kovatcheva, Hristina Bogova - ULSIT team) 

9:50 – 10:10 

INFIDEOS: Opening the Locked Door to Information Science (Jenna Hartel, University of Toronto)

10:10 – 10:40

Critical factors for evaluation of existing OER’s: Research in progress (ULSIT Team and partners. Presenter: Tania Todorova)

10:40 – 11:00 

Discussion about the IO3 Results: Critical factors for evaluation of OER's

11:00 – 11:30 

Coffee break 


4th session: Moderator Tania Todorova (Institutional Coordinator of DECriS Project, ULSIT)

11:30 – 11:50 

Further steps of DECriS Project (Boris Bosančić, Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić, University of Osijek)


Announcement of The International Conference on Digital Transformation and Inclusiveness of the Higher Education Institutions in the Time of Crisis Situations (Osijek, May 23-24, 2023)

11:50 –12:00

Announcement of DECriS European Summer School (DESS) (21st – 26th August 2022 in Hildesheim (Germany) (Thomas Mandl and Lea Wöbbekind, University of Hildesheim)

12:00 – 12:30 

Reflections from the discussions on the second Multiplier Event under the title ‘Critical success factors and their typological classification for the evaluation of the Open Educational Resources (OER)’, DECriS Project. (Reporter: Stefan Dreisiebner, University of Hildesheim)

The sessions will be in English. The seminar is free, but in order to control the capacity (physical space in face-to-face attendance, or Google Meet connections for online participations) and to issue the corresponding attendance certificates it is necessary up to April 30ty to


We appreciate your interest. We are sure that the more experiences and opinions we have, the more representative will be the picture we get all together on the subject under study.

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Filozofski fakultet Osijek


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