Early Foreign Language Learning for Children

Brussels (BE), April 2010 - Why should my child learn foreign languages? What is the best age to start? How can I make it a fun experience for the whole family? Find the answers to these questions - and much more - at the new European Commission website. » MORE


The Web-Community for Higher Education Experts

Budapest (HU)/Bologna (IT), April 2010 - Over 300 higher-education professionals make use of the HEXTLEARN project's web 2.0 community space when sharing their experiences. In the framework of the project, good practices of using ICT in higher education are discussed online and recommended for peer reviewing. » MORE


ELENA - Creating a Smart Space for Learning

Vienna (AT), February 2010 - ELENA demonstrates the feasibility of smart learning spaces. These are platforms that allow the consumption of heterogeneous learning services via assessment tools, learning management systems, educational (meta) repositories, and live delivery systems such as videoconferencing. » MORE


Quality Standards for eLearning in Capacity Building

Brussels (BE), March 2010 - Open ECBCheck, the first international quality standard for ELearning programmes and institutions in international Capacity Building is now available. Initiated by Germany's InWent - Capacity Building International and EFQUEL, Open ECBCheck has been developed through a unique interagency collaboration of about 25 international capacity-building agencies and their partners, amongst them eight UN agencies. » MORE

Cross-cutting Priority

Europe Must Integrate Education and Employment Policies

Thessaloniki (GR), March 2010 - The need to develop fully integrated skills policies for education and training, employment, and innovation at all levels was a dominant theme in the workshop Skills and competence to overcome the crisis, which Cedefop co-organised with MEP Ole Christensen on 02 March at the European Parliament in Brussels. » MORE


Successful Year for eLearning in Europe

Essen (GER), February 2010 - The year 2009 was a very successful year for European eLearning standardization. Three new standardization projects were started, and as the highlight, the first European de-jure standard was published. "We are very pleased that the first official European Norm (EN) for eLearning was approved in consensus last year!", explains Christian M. Stracke, Vice-Chair of the European eLearning standardization body CEN/TC 353. » MORE

Call for Applications

EU Study Visits Programme

Thessaloniki (GR), February 2010 - Would you like to explore education and training issues with your peers in other European countries? Are you interested in expanding your professional network? Do you wish to learn more about education and training policy and practice across Europe? Then perhaps it's time to participate in the EU's Study Visits Programme. » MORE

Easy Access

New Web Portal for Vocational Education and Training

Thessaloniki (GR), February 2010 - Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, has brought its redesigned and updated Web pages under a new roof. The new Web portal has been conceived primarily with the needs of policy-makers, researchers, and social partners in mind. It also aims to serve practitioners and interested European citizens. » MORE


Lifelong Learning Programme Call for Proposals 2010

Brussels (BE), November 2009 - The European Commission's new Life Long Learning Programme (LLP) supports learning opportunities from childhood to old age in every life situation. The next deadline for transversal programmes, which include Key Activity 3 ICT, is 31 March 2010. » MORE


European Commission Funds Intelligent Reading System

Madrid (ES), November 2009 - The AGENT-DYSL project is developing an Intelligent Assistive Reading System that can help school-aged readers who have dyslexia to improve their reading. Children using the reading system receive personalized attention by the system, with customized presentation of reading material based on individual profiles built up through "observation" of each child reading the text on the system's viewing area and by recognizing their reading errors. » MORE