The first MENON Policy Brief is out, focusing on human and social capital reform in Greece

The MENON Policy brief n. 1 was published.

Titled Human and Social Capital development policies: a growth priority for Europe, the brief gives the view of by Dr Nikitas Kastis, MENON President on possible ways to reform the education and training systems in Europe focussing on the case of Greece, a European society under crisis.

Download the policy paper

New MENON publication: APL and lifelong learning

A new publication on accreditation of prior learning and lifelong learning, discussing the Portuguese “Novas Oportunidades” Initiative from a scalability and Uropeaperspecive, was launched today. The publication, edited by prof. Roberto Carneiro and con-published by MENON, UNESCO-UIL and CEPCEP, will be presented and debated during an international seminal in Brussels on the 15th of November 2011.

The publication can be downloaded here (21MB).

MENON organises the Seminar “EU, Caribbean & Central America cooperation in Research and Innovation”

The International Seminar “EU, Caribbean & Central America cooperation in Research and Innovation” took placed in the Silken Hotel in Brussels, Belgium last 5th of October, 2011.

The Seminar, jointly organized by the ENLACE and EUCARINET projects with the support of the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation), aims at foster the cooperation in Research and Innovation among Europe, Central America and the Caribbean through discussions and consensus building among research officers from these regions, European Commission officers and other Research and Innovation stakeholders.

Presentations and proceedings can be downloaded here.

The Learning School Initiative

The Learning School Initiative, calling for a worldwide federation of efforts to make schools fit for the future, was officially launched at the EFQUEL Forum on September 16, 2011.

It will be presented and discussed at the Open Classroom Conference taking place in Athens on October 27-29, 2011 and at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha (November 2011).

If you share the belief that school transformation is key in enabling a better future for our children, then join us! The invitation is open to:

Individuals (teachers, parents, students, citizens) willing to contribute with their views, experience and ideas on how to improve and transform schools to make them fit to the future.
Funding agencies interested in sponsoring the initiative.
International networks involved in education interested in contributing to the promotion and international coordination of the initiative.
Public institutions and organisations (Ministries of Education, Universities, Research centres) interested in supporting the federated initiative through promotion at national level, sharing of knowledge, research findings and expertise, identification of test beds for school transformation pilots.
Research/implementation projects active at local, national, regional, international level throughout the world sharing the aim of school transformation and willing to share knowledge, experience and results achieved as well as to discuss jointly with all other actors on how to face encountered challenges.
Schools of all grades (ages 3-18) in all countries of the world willing to share their experience, to act as test beds, discuss their daily problems and challenges and to be grassroots innovators.

More info here.