Ahead of EU Green Week, the Bridge 47 network, a vibrant coalition of individuals and organisations from across continents, is launching a series of policy papers that emphasize the EU’s need to prioritise Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their policy responses to the climate emergency and other global crises.
SDG 4 focuses on quality education and within that Target 4.7 focuses on the kind of transformative education needed to achieve sustainable development and equip individuals with skills […]
On 16 September Civil Society Europe published together with Act Alliance EU, Climate Action Network Europe, Caritas Europa, Civil Liberties Union for Europe, European Democracy Lab, Music Theatre International, the Good Lobby, Solidar Foundation, and Philanthropy Advocacy Initiative a joint statement as a contribution to the European Democracy Action Plan consultation. The proposal from the European Commission is awaited early December.
Civil society organisations play a key role in the democratic system, holding those in power to account and stimulating public […]
The Digital Education Action Plan update
The DEAP acknowledges the comments of SOLIDAR Foundation in the public consultation related to the long-term vision of the plan, as it clearly understands the need for all stakeholders to be involved equally in the process of digitalization, ensuring that everyone obtains the basic digital skills. The Action Plan also acknowledges the digital infrastructure gaps, providing a comprehensive approach which SOLIDAR Foundation revealed as necessary in its Monitor even before the start of the pandemic. However, […]
In 2020, digital transformation (DT) arrived at a stage, where platform economy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data are mainstreamed and became the central pillar of digital economy. National governments and also the EU are having big expectations toward this development. Compared to 2018, it is aiming to double the number of data professionals to 10.9 million people by 2025 and nearly trippeling the value of the EU 27 data economy to €829 billion, which amounts to 5.8% of the […]
ISCA’s Integration of Refugees Through Sport (IRTS) Mentoring Programme is now under way with 12 mentor-mentee pairs commencing their 12-month mentorships online in September. With the participants being based in 15 different countries around Europe, most are awaiting their first chance to meet in-person, as national restrictions and regulations allow, in Copenhagen in November. If you missed the chance to be part of the Mentoring Programme this time around, a new call will be launched in the first […]
This call for Expression of Interest relates to a new advocacy and social accountability funding mechanism of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) called Education Out Loud (EOL). EOL is the largest fund in the world dedicated to supporting capacity building of civil society and enhancing their engagement in education policy processes. It is funded by GPE and managed by Oxfam IBIS as the grant agent.
The overall Goal of Education Out Loud is: Enhance civil society capacity to further […]
CSR Europe, together with its partners Amgen, IBM and Johnson & Johnson, has launched STEM@Home – a new virtual learning platform on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Under the collaborative platform Together 4 STEM, the companies share free online educational resources on a wide range of topics, spanning from biology and physics, to cybersecurity, AI and critical thinking. The material, offered in English, French, Italian and Spanish, is thought for children and young learners aged 6-20+.
STEM skills are in high demand in the job market […]
The COVID-19 health crisis in Europe and the necessary national measures taken to tackle it have caused significant disruptions to the provision of education in the recent months. To help ensure not only the continuity of training activities of its members and the general community but also to inspire them about what’s to come, EVTA has gathered a list of bests practises and interesting articles about digital tools and the future of VET under the initiative #EVTA4DISTANCE. Check it out!
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic last March, universities worldwide faced the need to move all their classes to an online environment overnight, in order to ensure continuation of their teaching and learning activities. Institutions that had already ventured onto the path of online education realised this transformation much more quickly than those who were less prepared. Others made the transition more modestly, only beginning to take the first steps into online education. In a remarkable short time, courses […]
This series of units, each of them presenting a collection of open educational resources (OER), has been designed to support European policy-makers and other stakeholders involved in the implementation of the European Commission’s Upskilling Pathways recommendation.
Basic skills are a core element in Upskilling Pathways. The EBSN wishes to support the successful implementation of the recommendation by contributing to raising the level of knowledge of all stakeholders in EU Member States. The main target group are policy-makers in the adult learning […]