EARLALL will be holding its Annual Conference 2017 “Looking into the future: Innovation in regional and local VET systems” on 7 April in Brussels with the support of the Committee of the Regions. Vocational education and training (VET) contributes to new ideas and solutions in enterprises, economies and societies. Moreover, these processes can be strongly enhanced and promoted when VET institutions cooperate at local level, linked to the regional development strategies. It is essential to work together on the basis […]
Written by I. Tolgensbakk, J. Solstad Vedeler and B. Hvinden of the Oslo and Akershus University, the latest issue of the NEGOTIATE working papers aims to understand the subjective effects of youth unemployment in Europe by conducting life story interviews with 211 individuals coming from seven different European countries (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Norway, Poland and the UK) born either between 1950 and 1955, 1970-1975 or 1990-1995.
Have you ever heard of Coloured Glasses? The concept refers to the analogy of the sunglasses as the cultural filters through which people observe and interpret reality.“Each person has glasses with a distinct lens colour based on their nationality, education and culture. The coloured lenses represent our attitudes, belief, values and our overall cultural identity based on the way in which we are raised and socialised”. In partnership with Fern Universität in Hagen and seven European national YFU organisations,, […]
The EAPRIL Conference 2017 will take place on 29 November-1 December in Hämmenlinna, Finland. Join the conference programme with your practice-based research by submitting your proposal on conference.eapril.org. In this new submission, review and registration system you can log into your account with your email address, used in our former system. Please update the information in your account, as this will be published in our conference programme. In 2017, EAPRIL will be organizing the 6th edition of the Best Research […]
To this end, in 2017, EFIL will focus on the topic of “Inclusive intercultural learning: exchange organisations contributing to equal opportunities for young people“. Throughout the year, numerous activities will take place around Europe focusing on different aspect of inclusion. This topic is a logical continuation of EFIL’s previous thematic years: Diversity Education (2014), Citizenship Education (2015) and Building peaceful societies through intercultural education (2016). AFS/EFIL wishes to put more effort in opening up towards less advantaged members of the society, […]
On 29 March, #RecogniseStudyAbroad will be holding an event in the European Parliament in Brussels, hosted by MEP Victor Negrescu. Mobility of school students is hindered in practice by a poorly enabling legal framework, since the school period spent abroad is not recognised in many Member States. Last year, EEE-YFU and EFIL, with the support of OBESSU, EPA, KeyCoNet and EUROCLIO, launched the campaign #RecogniseStudyAbroad, aiming to raise awareness among policy-makers about this lack of recognition and its implications for […]
The BRIGHTS project run by Telecentre Europe has kicked off! This new project which gives itself for objective to “Boost Global Citizenship Education using digital storytelling,” aims to foster social cohesion and promote intercultural dialogue and democratic values in Europe. This is in response to the social division, increased migration flows and acts of radical violence lurking into European society. BRIGHTS will promote Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in formal and non-formal education with the help of digital storytelling (DS) techniques. The current global […]
The SHINE Multiplier event will be taking place on 28 March 2017 in Brussels. This event will be hosted by the Regione Emilia-Romagna Representation to the EU (21, rue Montoyer, B-1000 Brussels). Please register here, and attached the draft agenda for this event.
SHINE – High Vocational Education & Training excellence supporting growth, innovation, competitiveness (Erasmus + Project). The European Union needs competences, innovation, balanced and integrated territory development in order to boost its growth. Higher Vocational Education and Training (HVET), […]
ESN launched a survey on the topic of ‘Accessible Mobility’. This year’s edition of the ESNsurvey is focused on homecoming exchange students with disabilities and students with disabilities without any mobility experience. It aims to explore the challenges and enablers of international exchange programmes for students with disabilities across Europe.
In the last year, two Lifelong Learning Platform members – EFIL and YEU – have been developing and testing Open Badges systems for their educational mobility programmes. This is thanks to the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership ‘European Badge Alliance’ led by UNISER in Italy. The project brings together organisations active in learning mobility of all kinds, from VET and school exchanges to EVS and training of youth workers.
If you want to learn more about how to use Open badges […]