SIM Europe's most recent european-wide expert survey reveals lack of reform towards establishing lifelong learning in several EU countries. According to the experts, in ten countries, no reforms have been undertaken aimed at improving financial or human resources for lifelong learning. Moreover, the researchers see a great need for reform in many countries regarding the strong influence of social origin on educational success. Six countries were not active in this regard: Croatia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia and Spain.

"The lack of education reforms in many countries is cause for concern," said the chairman of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Aart De Geus. "Member States of the EU should do everything they can to promote the permeability of education systems and lifelong learning, otherwise" poverty careers "will continue to be inherited and social inequalities will be cemented."

discuss dead letterThere 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 this vast majority: the so-called „lifelong learning“ and „to job up to your seventies“. The liquidation of former accepted age limits causes deep uncertainty.

And this is the first dilemma, focused by a saying that sails through the web for months now: „Those who require us to work until we’re seventy are the same who refuse giving us a job after we passed our fiftieth birthday.“

But there’s also a second dilemma: to stay connected to the job market, I have to seamless participate in further education – although nobody can anticipate, in which direction this market will move.

 

 

eduteach logo 400 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 to the needs and interests of those responsible in education and care for young children (0-6 years) across Europe. To allow both flexible and individual learning, the training offers will be based on ICT and incorporate a fair balance between interactive and self-study learning activities. Using results from a user needs analysis and evaluations of the implementation of trainings, EduTeach further tends to forward research and development on models, methods, and didactic strategies for effective online training to educators, preschool teachers and education directors.

The set of individual project objectives serves the aim above, and includes: 

  • development of a series of interactive, media-enriched learning modules; 
  • establishment of a database including digital learning material in 8 European languages; 
  • development of a learning platform that will serve as the host environment for the online training program. 

 

The online modules and learning sessions will consist of:

1. Self-study: Participants will be reading and watching material provided in an digital Learning Management System, based on ILIAS 5.1.

2. Storytelling: Integration of educational problem cases that are in line with the module topic and which professionals from all over Europe share.

3. Webinars: Each webinar will be moderated by a partner and senior experts from the field will be invited to give keynote speeches. The recorded contextualized problem case will be played and jointly discussed online.

On this webpage you will find all relevant information about the project, its outcomes and the partnership. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get more details about EduTeach and how to take part in it!

 

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, teachers, school staff, school leaders and parents.

logo finalRooms 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 owners of private accommodations, small residences and family arrangements. This platform aims to become the ultimate guide for making use of all opportunities and tools available at national and European level in this respect.

Rooms to VET - Upskilling and Professionalisation of private tourism accommodation services is a 24-month 

(September 2015-2017) EU co-funded project under the Erasmus+ programme, implemented by 9 partners from 5 EU countries (Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Slovenia, Spain), experts in the fields of tourism and VET.

Are you a private tourism accommodation service provider?Europe is the world's no. 1 tourist destination, with the highest density and diversity of tourist attractions. Private rented accommodation in Europe covers as much as 13% of the total of holiday accommodations. Many tourists nowadays opt for private rooms, apartments, residences, looking for more freedom, privacy, interaction with nature as well as with local businesses and cultures, low cost vacation, etc. 

  • Take advantage of the new trends in tourism
  • Improve your hospitality & service culture
  • Plan for success & face-lift your business
  • Create innovative products & services
  • Make use of tools to promote & sell effectively
  • Increase competitiveness of your tourism business
  • Learn & train online for free

 Are you a VET trainer in the tourism industry?

  •  Give us your input on training needs & challenges
  • Collaborate with us in developing the training material
  • Make use of the Rooms to VET e-learning platform

 Are you a tourism association, policy-maker, authority?

 Get an insight on sector needs, challenges & prospects

  • Help us disseminate the project & its results
  • Share with us policy developments, initiatives & tools.

 

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.

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 development of new ideas, the ever changing business and corporate environment, leave no options to simply overlook creativity wherever it comes from. Companies and businesses need all too often to rely on the innovative entrepreneurial potential of their human resources. What organisations have to do is allow intrapreneurship to flourish, stimulating and supporting potential intrapreneurs.

 

discuss cedefop copOne of Cedefop’s main priorities is to support EU Member States and social partners in further developing and improving vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning policies and practices. To be able to do this systematically, Cedefop has launched a series of policy learning forums on a range of subjects.

The aim is to establish a continuous process of sharing and learning where initial policy learning events are followed up through continued cooperation. Experts from 24 countries gathered in Thessaloniki on 24-25 September for the first forum, which addressed the way the learning outcomes principle and approach is used to define and describe VET qualifications across Europe.