Bringing to the service of supporting reform-policy making, in Europe and internationally, an enhanced capacity for observing trends and dynamics in learning and social system settings and in producing reports and recommendations, with the aim to facilitate the transition of the European societies to become the “Learning Societies of the 21st c”, through our targeted contribution to a sustainable change of welfare-state paradigm in Europe. We believe that understanding change dynamics is essential to support planning for learning innovation and social policy reforms in Europe and worldwide. This vision focuses particularly on observing the ways of how ICTs are widely deployed, and on assessing their impact on creative design and innovation planning. Relevant experience in this domain is underpinned by successful projects such as HELIOS, MATEL, Learnovation, VISIR. As a result of this work, two important entities had then been launched the European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning, which ceased its operations in the end of 2014, transferring relevant know-how to other European entities like the ECBCheck Program, and the Learnovation Stakeholders Roundtable.
We aim both at fulfilling the need for flexible and “just in time” up- and re-skilling within the European labour markets and at supporting policy initiatives at EU and national level to address this need. We support the “skills standards” movement, working with actors including national governments, companies, and European agencies such as CEDEFOP. In doing so, we tackle the ‘skills issue’ from various perspectives, from the policy level (as in the study on Benchmarking Policies in support of e-Learning) to the grassroots level (as in the KITE or the CETRA projects).
[To be further developed / Mind2Innovate]