Survey: Information for a tool to guide NEET policy decisions

The ENLIVEN is considering how to create an Intelligent Decision Support System (IDSS) to inform policy debate and decision-making on learning for young adults with a focus on young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs). The idea behind the system is to utilise collected project data to enable learning from the experience of others. If you are involved in providing a project which is aimed at helping NEETs or potential NEETs we would like you to fill in our survey below:

Information for a tool to guide NEET policy decisions

The survey aims to gather information on projects for NEETs so that appropriate and successful projects for this group can be developed. We have had some really helpful initial responses which have increased our understanding. We realise that it will not be possible to complete all the questions as complete information is not available or may be too sensitive. Any input, no matter how small, will be valued.

2nd consortium meeting in Verona

The team gathered in Verona for the second team meeting from Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 June 2017. Several members of the team arrived in Verona several days earlier to participate in the ENLIVEN symposium at the ESREA policy network conference. The team gathered informally on the evening of the 11th for dinner and officially started the meeting on the 12th.

On the first day of the meeting, colleagues from the EDUMAP project joined us to talk about their Intelligent Decision Support System. The rest of the day was devoted to updates on work packages 1-2-3-4 as well as on the ENLIVEN IDSS. On Tuesday, the consortium split into two groups, one group focussing on the IDSS, the other one on work to be undertaken as part of work packages 5-7. The team also had their management board and discussed about the upcoming review meeting in Brussels in December 2017. Wednesday was used for round up sessions on the work packages discussed in parallel groups on Tuesday and to discuss forward planning, dissemination and impact.

Teams are now back home, working on their team duties. The management board will meet again in Brussels in December and our next consortium meeting will take place in Spring 2018 at the University of Duesto in Bilbao.

Verona meeting 2

ENLIVEN = smiling happy people 😊😊😊

3rd ESREA Conference in Verona

Our project team presented the initial findings of our research at the Third Conference of the ESREA (European Society for Research on the Education of Adults) Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education at the University of Verona, Italy, between 8th-10th June 2017.Β  The theme of the conference this year is β€œEquity, Social Justice and Adult Education and Learning Policyβ€œ.

Details of the conference can be found on this website.

Here are some photos of our team at the conference.

New papers from Bulgarian & Edinburgh partners

Professor Pepka Boyadjieva and Petya Ilieva-Trichkova from our Bulgarian team, and Ellen Boeren from the Edinburgh team have produced the following journal articles from the project.

Management Board and Work Package Leaders Meeting

The ENLIVEN management board and work package leaders met at Wiedner Hauptstraße 18, 1040 Wien in Austria between the 15th-16th December 2016.

The management board was planned to discuss planning and progress of the overall ENLIVEN project and included a discussion of upcoming deliverables, progress of all separate work packages and the role of the advisory board and National Youth Panels. The management board also talked about cooperation with other existing lifelong learning projects and had a Skype session with Marcelo Parreira do Amaral of the University of Muenster, who is the coordinator of the Young_AduLLLt project, which has also been funded under the Horizon 2020 Young 3 call. During the evening of the 15th, colleagues informally gathered over a meal in a local restaurant.


Catching up with Marcelo from the Young_AduLLLt project