The Open Progressive University (OPU) is the first-ever e-learning platform for Social Democrats and one of the cornerstone projects of the first pillar (Providing Knowledge) of FEPS Training Strategy. FEPS OPU is hosted in an online learning management System (LMS).
It is organised into modules, each of which would contain lectures, short explanatory videos, exercises, podcasts and reading material, allowing the students to solidify the knowledge they acquire and pass the end of the module examination. Upon completing several modules, participants are granted a certificate. Live lectures, workshops and training activities are also organised under the umbrella of the Open Progressive University.
The first programme of the Open Progressive University 2023 is structured into three modules: Next Left, Security and Resilience and Gender Equality. Each of the modules provides a learning path offering compulsory and extra material ranging from live lectures, readings to podcasts as well as exercises to be completed by the participants, which range from writing tasks to assessments on political simulation, where the participants will be asked to act as a certain governing body of the European Union.