International Cooperation in the Field of Education&Training: The European Way


Materiale di lavoro per il workshop tenutosi il 6 Dicembre con il gruppo della Scuola di Dottorato


 

Workshop

Coordinated by Juliana Raffaghelli

This workshop will focus the topic of international cooperation in the field of Education& Training through the case of LLP programme. As the flagship European Funding programme in the field of education and training, the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) enables individuals at all stages of their lives to pursue stimulating learning opportunities across Europe. It is an umbrella programme integrating various educational and training initiatives. LLP is divided in four sectorial sub programmes and four so called ‘transversal’ programmes, that cover all sort of lifelong learning strategies and activities.

The workshop’s aims are to maximize the chances of researchers and trainers collaborating with CIRDFA, of submitting a high quality application, tightly connected with the own research focus.

In fact, LLP projects could be seen as field of experimentation of innovative research ideas, and of international cooperation aimed to promote comparative studies.

The workshop will work out the following key issues:

·         Identifying key innovations in the context of European policy priorities traced by the Flagship Initiative, the Education&Training Programme 2020, and the same LLP.

·         Identifying and locating essential information within the documentation regarding the LLP, with focus on Sub-programmes and Transversal Programme

·         Applying the knowledge emerging from personal/group research activities and interests during the preparation and submission of applications to LLP calls

The activities will be set up through a practical approach, i.e.:

·         Case studies on successful/unsuccessful applications. Focus on Adults Learning, Key Competences for LLL, Diversity, Digital Literacy and Social Inclusion. A glimpse on Teachers’ Education for Pedagogical Innovation.

·         Dealing with documents and forms regarding the applications

·         Drafting a Project Idea and its connected Concept Note

·         Building  the Project’s Partnership

Discussions and interests will be cultivated further at the PhD Networked Learning Environment (http://www.univirtual.eu/europeanPhD/), ePortfolio: http://www.univirtual.it/portfolio/


References

 

The very basics of European Cooperation in Education and Training

 

1.      Education and Training 2020 (ET 2020) –  Council Conclusions of 12 May 2009 on a strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training(ET 2020) [Official Journal C 119 of 28.5.2009]

2.      Council Conclusions on a strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (“ET 2020”)

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2009:119:0002:0010:EN:PDF

3.      Lifelong Learning Programme: presentation of the EACEA – LLP Programme Infodays

4.      LLP: Policy Priorities 2007-2013

 

Education&Training 2010: Track-record of documentation and discussions supporting the ongoing ET2020.

1.      A coherent framework of indicators and benchmarks for monitoring the Lisbon objectives. Communication from the Commission of 21 February 2007 – “A coherent framework of indicators and benchmarks for monitoring progress towards the Lisbon objectives in education and training” [COM(2007) 61final – Not published in the Official Journal].

2.      Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the establishment of aEuropean Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training[Official Journal C 155 of 8.7.2009].

3.      Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning [Official Journal L 145 of 4.6.2008].

4.      Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament of 3 August 2007 – “Improving the quality of teacher education” [COM(2007) 392 final – Not published in the Official Journal].

5.      Recommendation 2006/962/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 on key competences for lifelong learning [Official Journal L 394 of 30.12.2006].

6.      Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament of 8 September 2006 – “Efficiency and equity in European education and training systems” [COM(2006) 481 final – Not published in the Official Journal].

7.      Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions of 20 October 2005 – “European values in the globalised world– Contribution of the Commission to the October Meeting of Heads of State and Government” [COM(2005) 525 final – Not published in the Official Journal].

8.      Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions of 12 October 2005 – “More Research and Innovation – Investing for Growth and Employment: A Common Approach” [COM(2005) 488 final – Official Journal C 49 of 28.2.2006].

9.      Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council of 1 August 2005 – “The European Indicator of Language Competence” [COM(2005) 356 final – Not published in the Official Journal].

10.  Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council of 25 May 2005 on the independence, integrity and accountability of the national and Community statistical authorities [COM(2005) 217final – Not published in the Official Journal].

11.  Communication from the Commission of 20 April 2005 – “Mobilising the brainpower of Europe: enabling universities to make their full contribution to the Lisbon Strategy” [COM(2005) 152 final – Not published in the Official Journal].

12.  Communication from the Commission of 10 January 2003 – “Investing efficiently in education and training: an imperative for Europe” [COM(2002) 779 final – Not published in the Official Journal].

13.  Communication from the Commission of 20 November 2002 – “European benchmarks in education and training: follow-up to the Lisbon European Council” [COM(2002) 629 final – Not published in the Official Journal].

14.  Council Resolution of 27 June 2002 on lifelong learning[Official Journal C 163 of 9.7.2002].

15.  Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 February 2001 on European cooperation in quality evaluation in school education[Official Journal L 60 of 1.3.2001].

European Research and Analysis to promote innovations in Education and Training

 

The European Commission has launched a number of studies and research into areas of common concern for the education and training sector across Europe. These help to promote comparative research and ensure that European policies have a solid factual basis.

So far, efforts have looked into fields including: early school leavers; the key competences of young people; how education develops entrepreneurship; foreign language teaching; equity in education; and the financing of education.

The European Commission has identified 16 core indicators for monitoring progress and performance in education and training across Europe. An annual report summarises countries’ progress towards common objectives.

In addition, Member States are currently carrying out major assessments of the situation in a number of these key areas, often as part of joint international surveys:

EU Studies

Find EU research and analysis on education and trainingpublished since 2005, funded through its education and training programmes.

Eurydice is the official information network on education in Europe providing information on and analyses of European education systems and policies.

Cedefop is the centre of reference for vocational education and training for the European Union.

The EU’s Joint Research Centre for research on lifelong learning based on indicators and benchmarks (CRELL).

Other ’ad hoc’ studies and research.

The Conference “Improving Education: evidence from secondary analysis of international studies” (Stockholm, November 2009) presented key results and research from large international assessments, relevant for education policy making

Progress Report 2010/2011

 

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