Join eucen throughout November in a daily open activity!

eucen is launching in 2020 a new initiative: A full month of ULLL presentations.
We invite you to join us throughout November – participate in an open activity every day!

The eucen ULLL Open Fora will offer one open and free activity from Monday to Friday every day during November.

Every week you can attend presentation about a different topic:
Week 1 (02-06 November): The Role of University Lifelong Learning in Learning Cities
Week 2 (09-13 November): Higher Education Work-based learning in a Changing World
Week 3 (16-20 November): Digital learning in continuing education – The aftermath of COVID-19
Week 4 (23-27 November): Bridging active citizenship and University Lifelong Learning
On Monday 30 November there will be a special session: A dialogue between eucen and Utrecht University (hosts of the 2021 eucen conference).

Follow this link to read more about the programme.
Register for one or more sessions!
Join us every day during November and discover the ULLL Open Fora!

Ressources to face the fall 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We have all faced the special spring 2020. I hope you are all well and not completely exhausted by the adaptations we had to face.

The fall will bring new challenges. As most probably social distanciation restrictions will not have completely disappeared by then, “normal” conditions for teaching and learning will not be back. Blended learning might be an interesting answer. We need to start tackling this issue now.

As all universities had to quickly adapt their courses into Emergency Remote Teaching, it is now necessary to offer more appropriate Distance Learning, oriented not only on the teaching side, but also on the process of learning of students.

I want to forward to you two types of information that may be of help:

A study on what universities plan for the fall. It is based on 579 institutions (among which 529 des USA but also  France, Finland, Canada…) and consider issues such as support for students, training for teachers, exams.

And a compilation of training on digital teaching and learning that our colleague Ebba Ossiannillsson has shared with me and agreed to share on eucen eCoP. (ressources for training on e-learning EO).

I hope it helps.

Take good care of you, your family and your students!

Ahidoba de Franchi

eucen 2020 Seminar Across the Atlantic – Online seminar

How to survive in critical times?
University Lifelong Learning 4.0

The COVID-19 has impacted the World with surprising speed. Universities have had to adapt very quickly to the new reality. Digital learning has had to be adopted in order to offer the possibility to finish the academic year. Would you like to explore with eucen, UPCEA and AAACE how some HEIs have reacted? Do not miss our online Seminar on Thursday 28 May 2020 from 15:00CET

Participation in this seminar is FREE for members of  eucen, UPCEA and AAACE. Non-members can join with a small contribution of €50.

If you have questions or comments, contact us!

Learning Weeks on digital topics for eucen members

We are pleased to inform you that two of the projects in which the association is partner offers the possibility to obtain co-financing to attend training courses. You only need to be staff of a eucen member university!

There are two opportunities:

  • 30 March – 03 April 2020 | Learning Week on Smart DataSmart Data train the trainer Week 2020. Deadline to request a grant: 03 February


  • 20 – 24 April 2020 | Learning Week on Digital Wellbeing: Digital Wellbeing Professional Development course for educators: Deadline to request a grant: 17 February.

You will find details in the eucen Calendar 2020. Please, contact us at for further details.

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

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

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)
b) OEW2019 7 March 2019
c) LinkedIn
d) Webpage

Post other useful links, Alfredo Soeiro

Quality assurance of e-learning provision

A working group from ENQA has published : “Considerations for quality assuranCe of e-learning provision”. Based on the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG 2015), each standard is commented according to e-learning provision.

Very useful for Higher Education Institutions to prepare themselves for institutional accreditation or update their quality assurance system.

Call for practices around digital wellbeing issues

The Digital Wellbeing Educators’ Erasmus+ project is still collecting documents describing existing good practices around digital wellbeing issues. By digital wellbeing we understand:
– to develop/use tools or practices that look after personal health, safety, relationships and work-life balance in digital settings;
– to use digital tools in pursuit of personal goals (e.g. health and fitness);
– to participate in social and community activities;
– to act safely and responsibly in digital environments;
– to negotiate and resolve conflict;
– to manage digital workload, overload and distraction;
– to act with concern for the human and natural environment when using digital tools.

If you have any material addressing any of the points listed above, please send these files to Those who collaborate in the collaction of materials will have access to the transversal analysis that will be done afterwards prior to its official publication.

For more details about this project, please visit its website.