FLLLEX – Impact of lifelong learning strategies on professional higher education

EURASHE is a partner in the FLLLEX project on the Impact of lifelong learning strategies on professional higher education.

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The project coordinated by a EURASHE member institution, the Leuven University College, in partnership with EURASHE, ESU and Business Europe representing stakeholders, and a representative sample of professional HEIs and VET providers in 8 countries. The purpose of the project FLLLEX is to identify challenges and implications of Lifelong Learning (LLL) incorporation into European Higher Education institutions (HEIs) and to provide benchmarking for the individual institutions and to test the self-assessment tool before further dissemination in Europe.

The FLLLEX consortium exists out of 24 partners from ten different EU countries. The project deals with the implementation of LifeLong Learning strategies in higher education institutions. Eight HEIs have been selected together with the national organisation representing them as Full Partners. The project was initiated and is supported by Eurashe. Three Associated Partners form part of the Advisory Board. The external evaluation is carried out by Educonsult.

The FLLLEX project entered its second phase. Thanks to the self-evaluation instrument which has been developed, HEI partners started to test the tool for Lifelong Learning in their institutions.

Following are EURASHE news items related to the project:

  • EURASHE 22nd Annual Conference held on 10 & 11 May 2012 15/5/2012- EURASHE is pleased to report that its 22nd Annual Conference titled ‘Responding to challenges for European higher education: Lifelong learning and the Welfare Society‘ was successfully held on 10 &... Read more
  • 22nd EURASHE Annual Conference 15/3/2012- The final programme of the conference can be read here. EURASHE is pleased to invite you to its 22nd Annual Conference titled ‘Responding to challenges for European higher education: Lifelong learning... Read more
  • Following are events related to the project:

    Following are documents in EURASHE’s library that are related to the project:

    Following are the partners of the project:

  • 3s Unternehmensberatung GmbH- We are market leader and a pioneer in products and services at the interface of education and the labour market. Being consulting firm, publishing house, agency and provider at the... Read more
  • Assemblée des Directeurs d’Institut Universitaire de Technologie (ADIUT)- The Assemblée des Directeurs d’IUT (ADIUT) is the national association of directors of all 113 University Institutes of Technology (IUT) in France. IUTs are autonomous structures inside French universities. The... Read more
  • BA School of Business & Finance- Banku Augstskola (BA) BA School of Business and Finance is one of the leading, self financing business schools in Latvia. It was founded in 1992 as Banking College under the... Read more
  • Clydebank College- Clydebank College merged into West College Scotland, it is a Further and Higher Education College with campuses and learning centres based in Clydebank, Greenock and Paisley.
  • Council of Higher Education (YÖK)- more to come soon…
  • European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)- The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is a voluntary association of European quality assurance agencies and currently comprises 40 members and 49 affiliates. Its aim is... Read more
  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)- EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences... Read more
  • Flemish Council of University Colleges (VLHORA)- Vlaamse Hogescholenraad (VLHORA) The Flemish Council of University Colleges is the formal consultative and advisory body of all Flemish University Colleges. It advises the Flemish government on policy issues concerning... Read more
  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences- Hanze UAS is located in the vibrant student city of Groningen. We have a wide variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, Certificate and Exchange courses, the Hanze Summer School and  a Preparatory course. Applied research and... Read more
  • Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) Saint-Etienne- IUT Saint Etienne is part of Jean Monnet University. There are around 2,300 students studying in a range of departments (Accountancy, Management, Sales and Marketing, Applied Physics, Biological Engineering, Electronic... Read more
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences- Laurea provides its graduates with better opportunities for employment than any other Finnish university of applied sciences (AMKOTA 2006). At Laurea students can study Bachelor’s degree programmes and Master’s degree programmes. Laurea... Read more
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)- LYIT is a lively and inspirational place that attracts a creative mix of 3,000 students both from the local area and from 31 different countries.  This gives us a vibrant... Read more
  • Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (ARENE)- The Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences is an organisation that represents all the rectors of the Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. Arene is the abbreviation of the... Read more
  • Rectors’ Conference of Lithuanian University Colleges (LKDK)- Lietuvos kolegijų direktorių konferencija (LKDK) It is the association of the rectors of 12 Lithuanian state UAS and 9 private UAS.
  • Technological Higher Education Association (THEA)- THEA is the representative body for 14 of Ireland’s Institutes of Technology, which are recognised as a major success story in Irish education. The Institutes of Technology operate a unique system... Read more
  • University College Leuven (KHLeuven)- Leuven University College is a university college with campuses in Leuven and Diest. In 2012, the university college has around 7,500 students and around 725 members of staff. You can... Read more
  • Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO)- Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO) is the largest accredited higher professional education institution in Lithuania. It provides higher professional education in the sectors of Tourism, Business, Information Technologies, Electronics,... Read more
  • West of Scotland Colleges’ Partnership (WoSCoP)- WoSCoP undertakes a range of strategic, national, European and Transnational activities to help its member colleges attract and retain EU and other external funding. Its intelligent approach to funding means... Read more
  • Yaşar University- Yaşar University is a university, in Izmir, Turkey on the Aegean Sea. The university faculty teaches in English, with programs at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Selcuk Yaşar Sports and Education... Read more
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    Following are some of the experts involved in the project:

  • Margriet de Jong- Margriet de Jong (1971) earned a Master in Educational Science and Technology and is currently staff member of the FLLLEX project team at KHLeuven – Leuven University College. She works within... Read more
  • Oran Doherty- Oran Doherty is employed by the Irish Department of Education and Skills as the Regional Skills Manager for the North West of Ireland. This position involves supporting collaborations between industry... Read more
  • Irene Hermans- Irene Hermans holds, since September 2013, the position of Head of Strategy at Leuven University College (KHLeuven), Limburg University College (KHLim) and GroupT (Leuven Education College) in Belgium. These three... Read more
  • Rob Mark- Rob Mark is currently Head of Lifelong Learning, University of Strathclyde, Scotland which offers a wide range of vocational and general interest programmes for mature adults. The Centre also programmes... Read more
  • Sigrid Nindl- Sigrid Nindl is Head of the Consulting Department of 3s, a consulting and research company in Vienna, Austria, with a wide range of products and services around the interface of... Read more
  • Gökay Özerim- Mehmet Gokay Özerim (EU Expert/Yaşar University-Turkey) has been working and lecturing at European Union Research Centre of Yasar University (Turkey) since 2008. He is a PhD candidate at European Studies... Read more
  • Richard Thorn- Richard is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (Bachelor degree in Natural Sciences in 1978 and a PhD in 1983) and the Institute of Public Administration (MA in Public Management,... Read more
  • Klaas Vansteenhuyse- Klaas Vansteenhuyse is head International Office at UC Leuven-Limburg (UCLL) in Belgium. UCLL is a merger of three former colleges in Flanders. Internationalisation has been put forward as a strategic... Read more
  • Iva Voldánová- Iva Voldánová is a former project associate of EURASHE. In 2009-2013 she worked on the follow-up and monitoring of European projects assisted the Secretary General in policy activities. Previously, she... Read more