Meeting at University of Tampere

ENLIVEN co-ordinator John Holford and Nottingham computer scientists Rong Qu and Claire Palmer visited colleagues from the EduMAP project (Adult Education as a Means to Active Participatory Citizenship) at the University of Tampere in Finland on the 24th and 25th of November 2016. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the role of the Intelligent Decision Support System, a central part of both Horizon 2020 projects. Having introduced the outlines of both projects to each other, both the Nottingham and Tampere team engaged in further discussions about techniques employed for the IDSS, the interaction between social sciences and computer sciences and the next steps in establishing further collaborations between the ENLIVEN and EduMap projects.

Kick-off Meeting in Edinburgh

The team met for the first time from 19-21 October 2016 at Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.

Programme

Wednesday 19th October

  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Arrival refreshments
  • 14:00 – 15:45 – Welcome & Introductions: Brief overview of the project aims, vision, organisation, strategy. Role of IDSS. Team members introduce their own role, expertise, interests (Lead: John Holford, Nottingham)
  • 15:45 – 16:00 – Afternoon tea & coffee
  • 16:00 – 17:00 – WP1: Mapping European and national policies and programmes, and their contribution to economic and social inclusion (Lead: Josu Solabarrieta, Deusto)
  • 17:00 – 18:00 – Informal meeting of the Management Board (Lead: John Holford, Nottingham)

Thursday 20th October

  • 09:00 – 09:15 – Morning tea & coffee
  • 09:15 – 11:00 – WP2: Constraints and facilitators of access and participation (Lead: Ellen Boeren, Edinburgh)
  • 11:00 – 11:15 – Mid-morning tea & coffee
  • 11:15 – 13:00 – WP8: Knowledge discovery on evidence-based policy-making in participating countries (Lead: Rong Qu, Nottingham)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Sandwich lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:45 – WP9: Establishment of Intelligent Decision Support System for evidence-based policy making countries (Lead: Rong Qu, Nottingham)
  • 15:45 – 16:00 – Afternoon tea & coffee
  • 16:00 – 17:00 –  WP3: The role of European governance in adult education and learning policy (Lead: Marcella Milana, Verona)
  • 17:00 – 18:00
    – Project management and integration management, administration, finance and reporting systems, project timetables. (Ruth Elmer, Nottingham)
    Role of the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency (REA) and key points on project management and ethics (Kerstin Wilde – EC-REA)

Friday 21st October

  • 09:00 – 09:15 – Morning tea & coffee
  • 09:15 – 11:00
    Project Management (Alex Hammond – EU Projects Coordinator, Research, Enterprise and Graduate Services, University of Nottingham)
    WP4: Determinants of participation in Adult Education: a macro-systemic approach (Lead: Ides Nicaise, Leuven)
  • 11:00 – 11:15 – Mid-morning tea & coffee
  • 11:15 – 13:00 – WP5: Organisational structuration of early careers: the role of HRM, HRD, workplace learning and innovation (Lead: Günter Hefler: 3s)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Sandwich lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:45
    Quality of work and young adults’ motivation/well-being (Lead: Günter Hefler: 3s)
    WP7: Understanding the role of young workers’ activism for individual learning and institutional change (Lead: Günter Hefler: 3s)
  • 15:45 – 16:00 – Afternoon tea & coffee
  • 16:00 – 17:00 –
    – Dissemination and Impact (Lead: Ellen Boeren, Edinburgh)
    Reflection & action points (Lead: John Holford, Nottingham)