VISIR Seminar 25-26 March 2014: Micro Innovation matters!

The seminar gathered representatives from the best VISIR Project cases to discuss the issue of innovation scalability and mainstreaming, starting from their real-life experiences, and to draw recommendations that should make education systems more receptive towards grassroots innovation. –

More with 20 top-innovators from different European countries and with other stakeholders (such as the EC, IPTS, the Committee of Regions etc) bringing down the barriers to innovation mainstreaming in ICT-facilitated learning.

See more in the VISIR site.

MENON Network joined ICDE

In December 2013 MENON joined ICDE, the International Council for Open and Distance Education.

ICDE is the leading global membership organization for open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning, and draws its membership from institutions, educational authorities, commercial actors, and individuals.

ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.

ICDE was founded in 1938 in Canada as the International Council for Correspondence Education and today has members from over 60 countries worldwide.

ICDE’s Permanent Secretariat is in Oslo, Norway, and has been hosted by this country on a permanent basis since 1988. ICDE is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and by membership fees., is a European innovation and research network, established in Brussels, Belgium in 1999. It provides information, evaluation, consultancy and development support to policy makers, industry and society at large on issues related to learning, and how learning is linked to organizational and social developments in Europe and worldwide.

More information at www.icde.org.

MENON developments in Greece

Since 2012, the MENON Network started operations in the Greek environment, in the areas of policy support to education and employment. It has supported the Greek Ministry of Education on its preparatory work towards the New Programming Period for the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 (ESIF), and in particular for the identification of the specific Strategic Objectives for Education, Training and Lifelong Learning. It also supported the Ministry of Employment, Social Insurance and Welfare for the preparation of the Employment Action Plan, while it had recently supported the Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Education for the preparation of the Implementation Plan (Programme) for the Upgrading and Expansion of Vocational Education and Training and the Apprenticeships.

MENON supports the EUCIS-LLL Manifesto “Building together the future of learning”

The MENON Network fully supports the EUCIS-LLL effort to advocate for a sustainable investment in learning as an essential step for a more just and effective European society, and calls all interested stakeholders for a reflection on the 12 priorities of the Manifesto “Building together the future of learning”.

More information on the Manifesto here.