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What is DISCUSS?

DISCUSS is a web platform for online dialogue, exchange and collaboration between practitioners, learners, researchers, experts, stakeholders and desicion-makers in the field of lifelong learning.

About the Project

Perspectives

Developing more perspectives on issues and problems of lifelong learning.

Learning

Learning from each other with a view to improve lifelong learning practice.

Importance

Increasing the visibility, relevance and impact of project results

Good Practice

Sharing good practice gained from projects: What works, with whom and why?

Transfer

Bringing the results of lifelong learning initiatives and projects into practice

Connections

Getting connected with people who share your interest in a theme or topic of lifelong learning

This platform has been evaluated by independent experts of the
European Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

Here's what the evaluators say about us

Global Score

- Very good -
DISCUSS addresses the criterion
with all aspects of high quality

The DISCUSS Community Platform is an
efficient and multi-functional tool for
disseminating and valorising project results

A rich variety of tools are
offered for asynchronous and
synchronous communication

The website is precisely designed,
allowing for efficient
application of benificiaries

If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things
you cannot learn any other way.

Mark Twain

DISCUSS

Recent Member Posts

November 30, 2016

PLENTIS - Play & Learn Entrepreneurial Skills in the Agricultural Sector

AGROPOLY is a new online game, a virtual place which reunites the fun of playing with games and usefulness of learning entrepreneurial skills and competences for students in the agricultural sector. Those who are planning to…

938 hits

November 29, 2016

Transform@: Game based learning course to boost digital transformation of rural commerce sector

Rural regions not only offer natural and healthy life! They can also provide opportunities to develop innovative and successful business ideas where e-commerce can play a decisive role, bringing services and products where before could not…

1068 hits

November 21, 2016

Using WIKIs for project management

Transnational project management is a key feature of all European projects, comprising a range of more or less formalized tasks and activities, that shall allow for the smooth and efficient implementation of projects. Over the past…

850 hits

November 07, 2016

European Commission launched data sharing and visualization platform for European cities and regions

To help cities better address challenges such as Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees, Poverty, and to make the most out of EU funding opportunities, the European Commission has launched a new web portal during the European…

324 hits

November 02, 2016

Was kommt nach der hierarchischen Organisation?

Wenn Unternehmen "umstellen" auf Selbstorganisation, wenn schwerfällige Modelle von formaler Hierarchie durch autonome Netzwerk-Stukturen ersetzt werden sollen (Stichwort "holacracy"), dann folgen frustrierende Erfahrungen meist auf den Fuß. Der Rückfall in gewohnte Muster passiert oft bei der nächstbesten…

338 hits

September 22, 2016

Lifelong learning to ensure employability: Is this just a "dead letter"?

There are two objects taken as an exasperating and unavoidable duty by the vast majority of people outside my bubble: to study and to job. Therefore and amongst others, two vital and increasing societal movements alarm…

790 hits

September 19, 2016

VINCE | Validation for Inclusion of Refugees and Migrants in European Higher Education

The number of refugees and new migrants who reach Europe, escaping from wars or critical life conditions and looking for new life opportunities, has increased dramatically in recent years and is likely to continue growing in…

1184 hits

September 06, 2016

Serious Game as a Learning Tool for Entrepreneurial Skills

Erasmus + project SG4Adults developed a serious game to learn entrepreneurial skills: BIZ-E-BEE. In the Netherlands the game has been tested with students at a bachelor's degree Social Work because entrepreneurship is a relevant topic for…

1288 hits

August 30, 2016

ENGAGE | Tools for Improving Corporate Social Responsibility in Training, Business and Social Organizations

Most definitions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have focused on actions related to managing the relationship with stakeholders; however, more recently the concept has evolved to include a deeper approach, which recognizes CSR and sustainability as…

1363 hits

July 20, 2016

ToiToiToi | Evaluation tools for building quality European project partnerships

The "TOI TOI TOI" project in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme has developed a range of web tools, which shall allow project coordinators to evaluate themselves, partner organisations and whole project consortia with a view…

549 hits

June 17, 2016

EU ministers adopt Urban Agenda for sustainable, innovative and powerful European Cities | Pact of Amsterdam

On 30. May 2016 an informal meeting of EU Ministers with responsibility for urban affairs took place in Amsterdam, at the initiative of the Dutch Presidency. During this meeting an "Urban Agenda for the EU", also…

658 hits

June 16, 2016

LLL Platform invites applications for 2016 awards on creative and inclusive practices in education

The Award will celebrate educational practices from all over Europe that can demonstrate the use of creative and inclusive learning methods with outstanding results and the potential to be replicated and/or of inspiring others. The Award…

908 hits

June 15, 2016

Recognition of informal and non-formal learning in Germany: Selected results of national monitoring

The German Federal Institute for Education and Training (BIBB) just published the results of a national monitoring on validation of informal and non-formal learning in Germany. The results are based upon a national survey, conducted in…

325 hits

June 02, 2016

Update: EILEEN launches award for innovative ideas and good practice in intercultural learning

EILEEN stands for Enhancing Intercultural Learning in European Enterprises. EILEEN is a 2-year project funded by ERASMUS+, which seeks to promote intercultural competences and a welcome culture in enterprises. The EU is making significant efforts to…

1060 hits

May 22, 2016

Webinar on Family Learning and Digital Citizenship

An interesting webinar on Family Learning and Digital Citizenship took place on 26 April 2016. More than twenty participants joined the webinar under the lead of Susannah Chambers, expert in Family Learning. This webinar, organised by…

390 hits

May 22, 2016

Including persons from vulnerable groups in Lifelong Learning | 32 Best Practice Examples

The Erasmus+ partnership ON THE MOVE just released a best practice guide on how to reach out to and include persons from vulnerable groups in the world of Lifelong Learning. The publication is based on reviews…

689 hits

May 21, 2016

UNESCO Learning City Award 2017 open for applications

Urban populations have been growing more rapidly than ever in recent years: more than half of the world’s population nowadays lives in cities, and the number is expected to rise to 60 percent by 2030. Cities…

642 hits

April 26, 2016

PROMOTE - Promoting and validating key competences in mobility and traineeship in Europe

PROMOTE is a EU-funded project that started in 2014 and will be completed in October 2016. The project aims at promoting and validating social, personal and organisational key competences such as entrepreneurship, civic competences and learning…

1137 hits

April 20, 2016

Online innovative learning for pre-school teachers: EduTeach

    EduTeach is an international, interdisciplinary and collaborative project funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ program. The aim of the EduTeach project is to design, test and implement a modular training program adapted…

266 hits

April 18, 2016

Be Positive | Enhancing resilience and utilising strengths in European unemployed youth

Partners from the UK, Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain and Sweden are developing a new innovative method of training that will empower young unemployed individuals and/or NEETs. They will prepare participants to not only adapt to potentially…

493 hits

April 15, 2016

Combating Bullying in Schools through a whole-school programme

The “Combat Bullying: A Whole School Program” (ComBuS) project aims to promote learning (face-to-face plus online and mobile methodologies, tools and activities) on how to combat bullying and create healthy and safe school communities for students,…

339 hits

April 15, 2016

ROOMS2VET | Ultimate guide to make the most of private tourism accommodation services

Rooms to VET aims to maintain and increase the competitiveness of the European tourism industry through the development of an e-learning platform of 6 Modules to support the upskilling and professionalisation of tourism services provided by…

342 hits

April 14, 2016

eFinLit or how financial literacy may fight social exclusion

The eFinLit project (Developing Financial Competencies for EU Citizens Utilizing Online Learning and Digital Literacy) aims to promote the financial literacy of disadvantaged young EU adults (18-35), covering numeracy, language, reading, collaboration and communication skills.

378 hits

April 14, 2016

USR-Net | EU Universities facing social responsibility

USR-NET promotes the incorporation of University Social Responsibility (USR) in University curricula and synergies among the Universities community and other stakeholders. The project is developing a learning guide of transversal contents for USR along with awareness raising actions.

385 hits

April 14, 2016

LIFE ONLINE | International and soft skills for employabilty and entrepreneurship

The Life Online project is a new project that is being developed to improve employability through an online learning platform. Through the development of a new employability and entrepreneurship course unit of e-learning materials for use…

450 hits

April 14, 2016

INTRAPRENEURSHIP: the next big thing in the world of business

Intrapreneurship and the intrapreneur have entered the business vocabulary quite recently, but in a short time they have managed to attract interest, especially in the leading sector and industry of ICT. Competition, the need for the…

323 hits

March 16, 2016

MODERN Project - Mobile and Digital E-learning Toolkit

The rapid adoption of internet-enabled phone and tablets has revolutionised the way we live and work, but not yet in too many cases the way students are taught in vocational training or higher education. Although digital…

843 hits

March 08, 2016

TANDEM | Flexible pathways connecting VET and HE

Globalisation dictates that EU2020 will only succeed if member states bring out the best of people and their potential and extend education opportunities for all people. TANDEM is designed to contribute to the debate on reform…

806 hits

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European Coordinators

Prof. Dr. Thomas Eckert
Dr. Randolph Preisinger-Kleine

Ludwig-Maximilians-University

Leopoldstr. 13
Munich
DE-80802 Germany

Contact

Phone: +49-841-483515

Fax: +49-841-483516