What we do

ICDE is the leading, global membership organisation that works towards bringing accessible, quality education to all through open, flexible and distance learning.


ICDE has collaborative partnerships with over 18 organisations around the world, all working towards a common goal – accessible, quality education for all. We also have a longstanding partnership with UNESCO, dating back to the 1960’s.

Our work includes

  • Creating a worldwide network of online educators, policymakers, and innovators who collaborate on projects and initiatives, sharing best practices and industry knowledge.
  • Publishing and contributing to reports, surveys and articles on emerging topics in the field of OFDL.
  • Facilitating intercultural cooperation at our various conferences, summits, and events.
  • Campaigning and advocating for progress and recognition of OFDL on a worldwide basis, through our members.
at ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit 2019 Photo: Alexander Eriksson / Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

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We offer a worldwide network of online educators, policymakers, and innovators that collaborate with each other on projects and initiatives, sharing best practices and industry knowledge.

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