What we do

ICDE is an international network of visionary leaders and advocates of accessible education. Through our community, we connect global expertise to meet local challenges to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Equitable quality education for all.

Our work includes

  • Creating a worldwide network of educators, policymakers, and innovators.
  • Facilitating collaboration 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 Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (OFDL).
  • Creating space for 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.


ICDE has collaborative partnerships with organisations around the world, including as a Consultative Partner to UNESCO since the 1960’s.

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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