New Projects Launched with EDEN Involvement

Eight new EU projects are kicking-off with the involvement of EDEN in these months. These initiatives are going to connect partners from all around Europe and are dealing with topics that can be of high interest for the EDEN members and for the wider public alike. To read the full list of projects currently running, please, visit the Projects section.

REVIVE VET: Review and revive VET practices

Identifying the still great divide between VET and higher education ? among individual teachers and trainers and VET institutions ? the REVIVE VET project suggests reviewing and reviving VET practices with the focus to improve the quality, attractiveness and accessibility of VET services. The project will use self assessment and peer review approach in the quality assurance process.

POERUP: Policies for OER uptake

By carrying out research to understand how governments can stimulate the uptake of OER by policy means (and not just funding), POERUP aims to contribute to the implementation of LLL. Simultaneously POERUP aims to foster the potential of new media for enhancing innovation by researching policies designed to foster a ?lifelong learner? mindset in learners: leading to curiosity, creativity and a willingness to ?consume? OER.

VISIR: VIsion, Scenarios, Insights and Recommendations on how ICT may help making lifelong learning a reality for all

The aim of the VISIR network is to contribute to the full exploitation of the potential of ICT to transform and innovate European lifelong learning and to equip European citizens with digital competencies and other key transversal competencies for life and employability in Europe. The project will analyse the existing trends on ICT for learning in Europe and draft a long term vision on the contribution of ICT for transforming education and training systems and catalogue successful ICT-for-learning micro-innovation practices.

eLene2learn: Exploring and promoting the contribution of ICT and digital media to the development of learning to learn competencies in lifelong learning transitions

The eLene2learn project proposes a multi-stakeholder network, exploring and promoting the contribution of ICT and digital media in supporting the development of learning to learn competencies in lifelong learning transitions. eLene2learn will involve schools, higher education institutions and other networks in the identification of current practice, in pilot implementation of a variety of approaches and in drawing out the lessons learnt.

NEST: Network of Staff and Teachers in childcare services

The NEST project seeks to establish a network in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) staff development: it will contribute to overcome local visions, by creating links between institutions/practitioners/professionals, and by collecting learning resources in ECEC, making them available for a larger audience. It will provide policy makers with updated information and comparisons of data.

ODS: Open Discovery Space: A socially powered and multilingual open learning infrastructure to boost the adoption of eLearning resources

Open Discovery Space aims to serve as an accelerator of the sharing, adoption, usage, and re-purposing of the already rich existing educational content base. It will demonstrate the potential of eLearning resources to meet the educational needs of these communities, supported by European Web portal: a community-oriented social platform where teachers, pupils and parents will be able to discover, acquire, discuss and adapt eLearning resources on their topics of interest.

CareNet: Building ICT competencies in the long-term care sector to enhance quality of life for older people and those at risk of exclusion

The CareNet project is aimed at developing a critical set of ICT competences for 2 identified ?at risk? target groups: care-workers and older persons. The project is designed to work in a synergistic way to tackle identified problems in the low skilled and under professionalised care-worker sector while at the same time promoting social inclusion and enhancing the quality of life of older people. The CareNet project will design, develop and pilot learning paths and resources based on cooperative learning between care workers and care recipients.

Further projects kicking off soon:

CARER+: Ageing well in the community and at home: developing digital competences
of care workers to improve the quality of life of older people

iTutor: Intelligent Tutoring for Life Long Learning