Christmas season at EAEA
It's time for some well deserved rest as the year folds up and keels over. The main EAEA office will be closed Dec 22-Jan 4, the Helsinki office will be closed Dec 22-Jan 6.
Intercultural Competences for European Project participants
The Grundtvig Multilateral Project INTERTool (230171- CP- 1- 2006- DE- Grundtvig- G1) coordinated by dvv international, is aimed at providing intercultural competences necessary for successful transnational cooperation. It is aimed at people working on, or planning to work on, European projects to help them understand and address cultural differences.
EU Commission outlines strategic plans for European co-operation on education and training
The European Commission today presented its strategic vision for co-operation between EU Member States on the reform of their education and training systems. Common challenges, such as skills deficits, ageing societies and foreign competition need joint responses, and some goals will be easier to achieve if countries learn from each other. The Commission identifies both immediate priorities for 2009-10 and long-term challenges, and suggests improved tools to meet them. These include new education and training benchmarks for monitoring progress across Europe.
Ranking Europe's universities
The European Commission has launched a call for tenders for the design and testing of a new multi-dimensional university ranking system with global outreach. This initiative builds on earlier EU-funded work on mapping the different strengths and missions of universities and responds to an invitation by the French Presidency of the EU to explore and test the feasibility of a new ranking system for higher education and research institutions in Europe, in comparison with other world regions. The first results of the envisaged pilot project will be available in the first half of 2011.
European Citizens' Consultations 2009
In the run-up to the 2009 Euro-elections, the European Citizens' Consultations 2009 (ECC 2009) will give citizens a voice in the debate over how to respond to the current economic and financial crisis by providing a platform for a pan-European dialogue on the future of Europe.
European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009
The slogan for 2009 is "Imagine. Create. Innovate". The aim of the Year is to promote creative and innovative approaches in different sectors of human activity and contribute to better equip the European Union for the challenges ahead in a globalised world.
Bordeaux Communiqué on VET cooperation adpoted
The Copenhagen process takes another step forward as European Ministers, the European Commission and the European Social Partners adopted a Communiqué defining priorities of cooperation for 2008-2010.
Innovation in learning through ICT - new challenges
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are not yet sufficiently present in Europe's education systems, and reforms must be introduced to adapt them to the technological changes sweeping through our societies. This is the main conclusion of a report adopted by the European Commission.
Developing links in higher education between Europe and Africa
For the first time, major African and European universities, higher education experts and Erasmus Mundus Alumni students gathered in Brussels on 4 and 5 December to examine ways to strengthen links between higher education institutions in Africa and Europe and increase the mobility of students, researchers and teachers between the two continents.
The benefits to health and the reduction of isolation through arts and crafts learning
Arts and crafts learning has a huge impact on people´s health and reducing their isolation. In many places in the UK this type of learning is used as therapy to restore confidence and enable learners to discover new skills and even future employment.
Creative learning in Greece
Learning can no longer be regarded as delivering a body of knowledge and skills of undeniable facts and theories to be applied. Creative learning is more about shaping a kind of person. Based on this understanding a methodological approach for the realisation of creative learning in practice has been elaborated in Greece since 2000.
Commissioner Kuneva launches EU online consumer education programmes in Bulgaria and Romania
EU Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva will today in Sofia launch a new internet programme designed to help adults and children know more about their basic consumers rights.