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.

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

Inclusion of Cultural Diversity in Higher Education – the HE4u2 project final full paper

The final piece of work done by the HE4u2 consortium has been the publication of a full paper in the eucen eJournal of ULLL, Vol 2 No1. This paper explains in detail the processes and the outputs of the project, including the set of guidelines and generic course both for higher education staff and the Ten policy recommendations addressed to policy makers at different levels.

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Digital Wellbeing

If we apply the definition given by the “Building digital capacity” project*, Digital Wellbeing is the capacity to:

  • look after personal health, safety, relationships and work-life balance in digital settings;
  • use digital tools in pursuit of personal goals (eg health and fitness);
  • participate in social and community activities;
  • act safely and responsibly in digital environments;
  • negotiate and resolve conflict;
  • manage digital workload, overload and distraction;
  • act with concern for the human and natural environment when using digital tools.

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