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Knowledge Base

Here you can find the links to existing publications, internet portals, tools, service providers related to international project management and adult education. Here you will also find the Knowledge Pills - short, concise educational video clips and recordings of webinars related to international project management.

A group of researchers from Finland, Sweden and Denmark has conducted a study on quality in the validation process. The researchers have started from a model for quality assurance in validation developed by NVL's expert network for validation in 2013. The researchers have studied the model's usefulness by letting three education providers in the Nordic countries participate in an interactive research process in 2016 and 2017

The results in the report show that the model works to point out strategically important parts and phases in the validation process from a quality assurance perspective. The researchers can see that the model's broad approach has been useful in identifying development areas in all participating education providers, regardless of country and difference in organization.

Download the report here

The Nordic network on validation of prior learning released a set of web-based tools in December 2020. The Nordic Quality Compass tools are based on the work carried out earlier (2011–2016) by the network.

The tools can now be fully operated online with a possibility of creating a personal account and development plans. The set of tools consist of two tools for system and procedure evaluation purposes and three tools for practitioners (assessors, counsellors, and coordinators) for self-assessment purposes.

→ The tools are available for free at https://qualitycompass.eu.

The Policy Brief is published 8 th of February 2021 by the Nordic Network for Adult Learning (NVL) that refer to the Nordic Council of Ministers .

The Policy Brief highlights ten years of the validation network's development work around the issue of quality in validation of prior learning, including the most recent web-based set of evaluation tools for policy makers as well as practitioners. It also takes a look at the current situation in the Nordic region, pinpointing the most prevalent strengths, weaknesses, opportunities as well as threats in terms of validation. The network has laid out a set of practical recommendations for future action, including expanding high-quality validation practices from formal learning towards working life and non-formal and informal settings.

The Policy Brief can be downloaded here! 

Thursday, 08 October 2020 11:59

English Dictionaries for International Cooperation

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There are many specific words and terms used in the sphere of international cooperation which are not commonly used. These dictionaries help to define these words, which makes it easier to read and comprehend English documents and applications:

A good internal communication strategy is one of the keys to successful project management.
The network provides fundamental tools for both the organization and the exchange of information.

CLOUD and Intranet

  • is a web-based information network
  • for sharing internal information, documents, collaborative work on the same file, archiving
  • use of the intranet is limited to the specific organization while the cloud is open
  • act as a shared communication platform within the project team

Most popular:

Google Drive

Dropbox

Trello

Microsoft OneDrive

 

VIDEO MEETINGS, VIDEOCONFERENCE TOOLS

Here are many different virtual meeting platforms available that offer live streaming video, audio connection, sharing of slides, and many other visual matters.

Generally, all these tools are allowing us to:

  • audio or video call with many people
  • start video calls with screen sharing, in order to show the individual recipient, or the group, what is happening on their PC
  • having a chat
  • recording the conversation

The most used are:

Skype

Zoom Meeting

Google Meet

Teams

Key competences and needs for support. Report II on international project management in the civil society sector of adult education.”

The publication summarises the results of the interrnational, open research, concerning key competences important for the successful international projects managers - and the needs for support they would expect from the management of the CSOs they work for. The report also summarises and compares the support offer for international projects managers available in several EU countries. The research was realised in Poland, Italy, Hungary, Denmark and Austria in the spring 2019. It consisted of on-line questionnaire, interviews and desk research. The research respondents were over 200 managers and management bodies members of the civil society organisations active in the field of lifelong learning, as well as some EU level grant programmes operators specialists. Please feel encouraged to read the report! Not convinced yet if worth reading? See the short films presented below!


Knowledge Pill 3: Why is it worth to read this report?

The transcript of the knowledge pill "Key competences and needs for support. Why is it worth to read..." in English.

 

Knowledge Pill 4: What surprised me in the research results?

The transcript of the knowledge pill "Key competences and needs for support. What surprised..." in English.

Successes and challenges. Report I on international project management in the civil society sector of adult education.”

The publication summarises the results of the interrnational, open research, concerning successess and challenges in European projects management. The research was realised in Poland, Italy, Hungary, Denmark and Austria in the spring 2019. It consisted of on-line questionnaire and interviews. The research respondents were over 200 managers and management bodies members of the civil society organisations active in the field of lifelong learning. Please feel encouraged to read the report! Not convinced yet if worth reading? See the short films presented below!

 

Knowledge Pill 1: Successes and challenges... Why is it worth to read this report?

The transcript of the knowledge pill "Successes and challenges. Why is it worth to read..." in English.

 

Knowledge Pill 2: What surprised me in the research results?

 

 

The transcript of the knowledge pill "Successes and challenges. What surprised..." in English.

Course 1: Planning & Designing the project.

1.1. Shortage Pyramid of successful cooperation among Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) [00:00:00 - 00:12:50)

1.2. Planning the project, part 1
[00:12:51 - 01:04:33]

  • Why and how can you start to work internationally?
  • How to prepare the development plan and project concept?

 

 

1.3. Designing the project, part 1 [01:01:35]

  • What aims and goals will the project realise?
  • What tasks/activities need to be realised?
  • How long and when will the project be realised?
  • How much would it cost?
  • What are the planned outputs and results?


1.4. Designing the project, part 2
[00:55:27]

  • How to measure project results?
  • What could influence the project?


Course 2: Coordinating & Running the project.

 2.2. Coordinating the project, part 2 [00:51:45]

  • The partners and the coordinator.
  • Coordinating teamwork.
  • Project management – project execution.
  • Team management.
  • Budget control.
  • Financial management.


Course 3: Monitoring & Evaluating the project.

 

 

Sunday, 22 March 2020 11:30

European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP)

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The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is a service facility aiming to provide cluster organisations with modern tools.

The services include:

  • a dynamic mapping of over 1000 profiled cluster organisations worldwide 
  • the largest information hub for clusters offering latest news/events/open calls to a broad community
  • matchmaking events supporting the development of cooperation between clusters in Europe and beyond
  • a database on regional, national, international and sectoral cluster networks
  • detailed information on the European Strategic Cluster Partnerships
  • partner search facility, where cluster organisations can exchange their offers and demands
  • dedicated pages supporting international cooperation including profiles of selected countries of strategic interest and related European international support services
  • a database of profiled cluster-related projects developed under various European programmes.
Sunday, 22 March 2020 10:53

EACEA

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The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) manages funding for education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship and volunteering. The website collects information on the funding programmes managed by the EACEA:

The EACEA website is a knowledge database on current developments, funding opportunities, calls for proposals and the specific application procedures of these programmes.

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