DISCUSS


Community of Practice on Lifelong Learning

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What is DISCUSS?

DISCUSS is a web platform for online dialogue, exchange and collaboration between practitioners, learners, researchers and experts in lifelong learning.

About the Project

Knowledge Sharing

Sharing lessons learned and good practice gained from lifelong learning projects.

Synergies

Connecting across projects with a view to develop more perspectives on issues and problems of lifelong learning.

Networking

Get connected with lifelong learning practitioners, experts, researchers and stakeholders

Dissemination Tools

Increasing the visibility, relevance and impact of project results.

Collaboration

Group discussions, Document sharing, Tools for project management and team communication.

Learning

Learning spaces: media library, interfaces for teachers and students, learning management system.

This platform has been evaluated by independent experts of the
European Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

Here's what the evaluators say about us

Global Score

- Very good -
DISCUSS addresses the criterion
with all aspects of high quality

"The DISCUSS Community Platform is an
efficient and multi-functional tool for
disseminating and valorising project results."

"A rich variety of tools are
offered for asynchronous and
synchronous communication."

"The website is precisely designed,
allowing for efficient
application of benificiaries."

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Recent Member Posts

June 09, 2017

Corporate Volunteering: The prototype of the CVPLUS Platform is now available

The CV Plus project aims to build a bridge between the world of business and education through Corporate Volunteering initiatives. It was designed to train managers from companies and educational centers, employees and teachers, in the…

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May 04, 2017

Designing the learning process: the translation of needs into learning results

One of the priorities of ET2020 is the professional development of staff working in the adult education sector, with a view to improve the quality and efficiency of adult learning. Following this priority in 2010 a…

3155 hits

April 11, 2017

Let’s DEMAL! How to develop specific competences for adult learning with a digital app

Starting from the Education and Training 2020 strategy whose objective is the improvement of quality and efficiency in education and training among professional staffs, five organizations with valuable experience in the field of adult education from…

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March 01, 2017

European-wide expert survey reveals lack of policy reforms towards establishing lifelong learning

SIM Europe's most recent european-wide expert survey reveals lack of reform towards establishing lifelong learning in several EU countries. According to the experts, in ten countries, no reforms have been undertaken aimed at improving financial or…

3216 hits

February 28, 2017

EAEA Grundtvig Award 2017 | Engaging new learners

This year, the EAEA Grundtvig Award will be given to a project successful in engaging new groups of learners. One of the key challenges in adult education is often described as the “Matthew effect” – those…

3246 hits

February 21, 2017

InnoVal | Innovative and reliable methods for assessing informal and non-formal learning outcomes

InnoVal aims at identifying innovative and reliable assessment methods that can allow all learners to have a chance at validation, with a special focus on the needs of disadvantaged groups such as refugees and early school…

3449 hits

February 14, 2017

European Digital City Index 2016 | Best EU Cities for Digital Entrepreneurs

The European Digital City Index 2016 (EDCi) describes how well different European cities support digital entrepreneurship. It aims to provide a holistic and local view of what matters to digital startups. According to the developers (Nesta),…

4157 hits

February 12, 2017

Walk & Talk | Prevention and Communication Training for Elderly aged 65+

The new 2 years Erasmus+ project Walk & Talk promotes non-formal learning of Europeans 65+, along with physical activities taking place outside the classroom. While the seniors are walking, they will learn about the interrelation between…

3394 hits

November 30, 2016

PLENTIS - Play & Learn Entrepreneurial Skills in the Agricultural Sector

AGROPOLY is a new online game, a virtual place which reunites the fun of playing with games and usefulness of learning entrepreneurial skills and competences for students in the agricultural sector. Those who are planning to…

5700 hits

November 29, 2016

Transform@: Game based learning course to boost digital transformation of rural commerce sector

Rural regions not only offer natural and healthy life! They can also provide opportunities to develop innovative and successful business ideas where e-commerce can play a decisive role, bringing services and products where before could not…

6003 hits

November 21, 2016

Using WIKIs for project management

Transnational project management is a key feature of all European projects, comprising a range of more or less formalized tasks and activities, that shall allow for the smooth and efficient implementation of projects. Over the past…

5930 hits

November 07, 2016

European Commission launched data sharing and visualization platform for European cities and regions

To help cities better address challenges such as Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees, Poverty, and to make the most out of EU funding opportunities, the European Commission has launched a new web portal during the European…

4361 hits

November 02, 2016

Was kommt nach der hierarchischen Organisation?

Wenn Unternehmen "umstellen" auf Selbstorganisation, wenn schwerfällige Modelle von formaler Hierarchie durch autonome Netzwerk-Stukturen ersetzt werden sollen (Stichwort "holacracy"), dann folgen frustrierende Erfahrungen meist auf den Fuß. Der Rückfall in gewohnte Muster passiert oft bei der nächstbesten…

4917 hits

September 22, 2016

Lifelong learning to ensure employability: Is this just a "dead letter"?

There are two objects taken as an exasperating and unavoidable duty by the vast majority of people outside my bubble: to study and to job. Therefore and amongst others, two vital and increasing societal movements alarm…

5644 hits

September 19, 2016

VINCE | Validation for Inclusion of Refugees and Migrants in European Higher Education

The number of refugees and new migrants who reach Europe, escaping from wars or critical life conditions and looking for new life opportunities, has increased dramatically in recent years and is likely to continue growing in…

6149 hits

September 06, 2016

Serious Game as a Learning Tool for Entrepreneurial Skills

Erasmus + project SG4Adults developed a serious game to learn entrepreneurial skills: BIZ-E-BEE. In the Netherlands the game has been tested with students at a bachelor's degree Social Work because entrepreneurship is a relevant topic for…

5893 hits

August 30, 2016

ENGAGE | Tools for Improving Corporate Social Responsibility in Training, Business and Social Organizations

Most definitions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have focused on actions related to managing the relationship with stakeholders; however, more recently the concept has evolved to include a deeper approach, which recognizes CSR and sustainability as…

6077 hits

July 20, 2016

ToiToiToi | Evaluation tools for building quality European project partnerships

The "TOI TOI TOI" project in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme has developed a range of web tools, which shall allow project coordinators to evaluate themselves, partner organisations and whole project consortia with a view…

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European Coordinators

Prof. Dr. Thomas Eckert
Dr. Randolph Preisinger-Kleine

Ludwig-Maximilians-University

Leopoldstr. 13
Munich
DE-80802 Germany

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