From university to labour market in the 21st Century

The eucen‘s proposal UniLab (From university to labour market in the 21st Century: a step forward in work-based placements) has been successful! We will start our work 1st Jan 2020 with University Pompeu Fabra, IMC Fachhochschule Krems, University of Lille (EU partners) and four universities in Russia, two in Belarus and two in Azerbaijan.

The project expects to develop university-business collaboration one step further and to find ways to offer students a brighter future in the labour market thanks to WPL strategies. It will develop the university career centres and create an international network for collaboration and exchange of students.

This CBHE Joint Project has a budget of around 800.000EUR and 36 months of time for its completion. We are looking forward to working in this new project!

There is a short description of UniLab at http://www.eucen.eu/projects/unilab

We will keep you updated with news about this project.

eCop Pedagogy in ULLL has started – join us!

The eCop Pedagogy in ULLL has sucessfully started at the Averio conference. Our next online exchange is already scheduled for the beginning of July.
So: If you want ot join us, please register by filling the form on the “About” section on the left margin of this page. You can then contribute by adding posts or commenting.

eCoP Digital Learning has started!

A sure interest for this eCoP Digital Learning was shown during the dedicated slot at the Aveiro eucen Conference last week.

If you haven’t done so yet, do register now by filling the form on the About section on the left margin of this page. If you have now registered: WELCOME! You can now contribute by adding posts or commenting, or asking for content to the other members.

Looking forward to the exchange that can now take place here!

Promoting Online Training for the Workforce in Europe

On 4Jun19 in Brussels the final workshop was presented. The session was reported by me at the EUCEN 51st conference last 6Jun19. A video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YouKeoy1iBc&feature=youtu.be.

If anyone wants a copy of presenters slides contact Ahidoba or me.

Learning for Entrepreneurship: A Global Citizen perspective

You are invited to participate in the 2019 eucen Autumn Seminar in Barcelona, 14-15 November 2019. The seminar will focus on entrepreneurial thinking in lifelong learning that expands our perceptions of entrepreneurship for a more inclusive and sustainable future. University Lifelong Learning and Adult Education can play an important role in reaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs place future proofing human society to the fore, which demands radical new perspectives and practices. Entrepreneurs are people who see and act on opportunities not readily apparent to others. In the carbon-neutral, digital age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution driven by the rise of artificial intelligence, we will need people who can see opportunities for sustained planetary flourishing beyond a narrow profit paradigm.

The 2019 eucenAutumn Seminar will include three interactive workshops on: World Citizenship; Citizen Science; and the Development of Micro-Enterprises with displaced and vulnerable populations. It will also include keynote talks, research papers and posters. It will overlap with the final symposium of the VINCE (Validation for inclusion of new citizens of Europe) project https://vince.eucen.eu – the VINCE symposium is a free and open event.

Participation: The Autumn Seminar is aimed at Lifelong Learning practitioners and researchers. It will have a strongly practical orientation.

Call: An open call for research papers and/or posters related to the seminar theme and sub-topics will be launched in mid-June 2019 with a deadline of 30 September 2019 from https://eucenstudies.eucen.eu

Fees: 220€ for eucen members. 250€ for non-eucen members.

Further details: events@eucen.eu| www.eucen.eu

1st meeting of eCoP Finances in Aveiro

Dear all,

Thank you for registering in this eCoP and for your posts. Our group is still small but of high quality!

We are planning a meeting during the Aveiro Conference (there is a slot on 5th June 14:30-15:30). The idea is that each member could give a brief outline of the financing of ULLL in their countries (institutional + program level) and the main issues they are facing. This should enable us start exchanging and identify themes to be discussed in more depth.

Could you please let us know if you will be able to attend the Aveiro meeting?

Kind regards,

Pascal

Learning accounts

The political parties are beginning to negotiate the program of the new Cabinet after general elections in Finland. One of the main parties has suggested to launch a system of learning accounts, into which the employer, the public bodies and the individual could invest. The employee could then use the funds for ‘continuous learning’ (the politically correct concept here these days).

Another viewpoint to this was raised in the Future of Work Conference in Brussels in April. In the panel, a representative of the small enterprises called for ‘field-specific funds’ for lifelong learning. His logic was that this would promote LLL whereas the companies needed not be afraid that their investments in staff development would lead to moving to other companies after training.

Any experience on this in other countries?

EQAF 2019 Berlin

This year’s European Quality Assurance Forum in Berlin 21 – 23 November will explore how external and internal QA processes can support engaged higher education institutions in developing activities that meet the expectations and needs of all stakeholders and demonstrate their value to society. The viewpoint is far wider than digital learning but the audience in EQAF 2018 considered the quality assurance of digital learning as one of the most important development tasks for the future.

EDEN work on QA of Elearning

There is a EDEN Special Interest Group with activities like:

a) EDLW2018, (november 2018) http://www.eden-online.org/eden_conference/considerations-for-qa-of-e-learning-provision/
b) OEW2019 7 March 2019 http://www.eden-online.org/eden_conference/oer-quality-assessment/
c) LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8741456/
d) Webpage http://www.eden-online.org/eden-special-interest-group-on-technology-enabled-learning-tel-and-quality-enhancement/.

Post other useful links, Alfredo Soeiro