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Education Rethought: Make it Happen! Project Development Workshop 2018


The 2018 edition of the Project Development Workshop took place at VLEVA’s premises in Brussels on November 22-23 under the motto “Education rethought: Make it happen!,” organised by the ReSET task force*. The event allowed participants to share their ideas and find the ideal partners to develop common projects and fostered creativity and strategic thinking for project development.

During the first day, inspiring speeches and panels prepared participants to develop their project proposals. Marc De Vlieger, from the Flemish national agency for Erasmus+ (EPOS), and Erik Ballhausen, from the EACEA (European Commission), introduced the Erasmus+ KA2 and KA3, and encouraged participants to submit innovative goal-centred proposals. Afterwards, a panel discussion took place, moderated by Brikena Xhomaqi, Director at the Lifelong Learning Platform, with the participation of Henriette Hansen (South Denmark EU Office), Rik Vanderauwert (Catholic Education Flanders), Kirsi Lounela (Seinäjoki Joint Municipal Authority for Education Sedu) and Maria Pascual (Sub-directorate for Programmes, Training and Innovation of the Government of Catalonia). Intervenient experts shared their experience with Erasmus+ projects as coordinators, and provided tips for finding the best partners, transforming ideas into reality and managing time.

On Friday, the time for project development arrived. Participants gathered around tables with project coordinators to start working on their ideas and prepare a proposal to be submitted next year. Proposed projects covered all the lifelong learning spectrum, from early childhood education to third age skills development, including soft skills, entrepreneurship and integration. EARLALL’s new member Varaždin County coordinated one of the tables and developed ideas to foster entrepreneurship in VET education.

The event was closed by Noelia Cantero, Business Manager of EARLALL, who encouraged participants to put the best of them into the proposals and wished them good luck.

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*The Project Development Workshop is a co-organisation of EARLALL, Lifelong Learning Platform, the Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (VLEVA), Central Denmark EU Office, South Denmark European Office, and West-Finland European Office.