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April, 2019 Part 2


April, 2019 Part 2

Highlights from EDEN Members and Partners

OOFHEC2019: the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference

The OOFHEC2019 conference "Blended and online education within European university networks" will take place on 16-18 October 2019 in Madrid, Spain and will focus on trends and high impact factors in the global and European higher education. For more information visit the Conference website.


Promoting Online Training Opportunities for the Workforce in Europe
4 June 2019, Brussels, Belgium

The high-level conference in Brussels on 4 June 2019 takes place in the context of the ongoing initiative of the European Commission on “Promoting Online Training Opportunities for the Workforce in Europe” (October 2017 – September 2019), that is coordinated by PwC. The conference will focus on the measures for policy makers and practitioners that reflect how today’s SMEs operate and learn, and that would truly support SMEs with their (digital) learning journey. Please find more details on the event here.


Invitation to set priorities: Promoting Online Training Opportunities for the Workforce in Europe

We invite you to share your valuable suggestions by participating in the survey carried out in the context of the “Promoting Online Training Opportunities for the Workforce in Europe” initiative, launched by EASME and DG GROW of the European Commission. This initiative is coordinated by PwC, in cooperation with EDEN and Espace Mendes France.

The survey specifically aims to detect the key priorities among the identified measures that will then be further developed into detailed proposals, including the responsible parties, planning, and key budget requirements.

The survey can be accessed here and will be open for inputs until Tuesday, 14 May 2019.


Call for Chapter Proposals: Academic External Examining Practices

An edited volume by Dr. Andrew Ssemwanga, Dr. Enakshi Sengupta, and Dr. Patrick Blessinger, Emerald Group Publishing and International HETL Association. Submission Deadline: 30 September 2019. Read more...


Publications and Events

Open Access: EUA releases latest progress report

The European University Association (EUA) has published the fourth edition of its Open Access Survey Results. It tracks European universities’ progress towards Open Access by looking at the degree to which they have implemented institutional policies and practices in the field.


Academic freedom and institutional autonomy
Statement from EUA, ALLEA and Science Europe

EUA, All European Academies (ALLEA) and Science Europe have issued a joint statement on the urgent need to back commitments to academic freedom and university autonomy with solid actions. The three partners, representing a vast section of Europe’s research and higher education system, maintain that academic freedom and institutional autonomy are of fundamental importance and value to society.


Helping to Memorize Information More Efficiently

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems develop algorithms that optimize the well- known spaced repetition method used for memorizing educational material. By using optimal spacing time, the learning process becomes as efficient as possible. Their findings were published in the prestigious journal PNAS. Read more...


The Education Crisis: Being in School Is Not the Same as Learning

"The world is facing a learning crisis. Worldwide, hundreds of millions of children reach young adulthood without even the most basic skills like calculating the correct change from a transaction, reading a doctor’s instructions, or understanding a bus schedule- let alone building a fulfilling career or educating their children." The latest World Bank research shows that while countries have significantly increased access to education, being in school does not equate to learning.


We need a reskilling revolution - here's how to make it happen

"As the world faces the transformative economic, social and environmental challenges of Globalization 4.0, it has never been more important to invest in people. Valuing human capital not only serves to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to respond to systemic shifts, it also empowers them to take part in creating a more equal, inclusive and sustainable world." Read the article by Børge Brende.


diversITy: "Inclusive opportunities in ICT": release of results!

The Final Report and 7 Country Reports for France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Spain, the UK and South Africa, a Policy Brief and a Practitioner Brief as well as the Good Practice Showcase online repository developed as part of the diversITy project have been released. The aim of the project was to identify and analyse effective ICT programs with a focus on diverse target groups, including women, vulnerable youth with low educational achievement or from difficult socio-economic backgrounds, migrants, unemployed adults changing careers. The project was run by empirica with the support of J.P. Morgan. All above documents and the online repository can be accessed on the project website.


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