Creating new Public Spaces for Learning
JOINING FORCES: EU PROJECTS AS ENGINES OF CHANGE
A learning community can be driven by a systematic collaboration between relevant partners in the community to identify and exploit European lifelong learning resources.
This approach can be extremely powerful and it is often used as a co-driver in many communities. Often the participation in one or more European projects by an institution in the community requests contacts to many different partners of the community, for instance parents, social organisations, the local government, etc.
If possible, the European participation should be expanded to include new initiatives in other fields of work, or lead to mobility for staff, citizens or learners.
Some threats should be taken seriously, though:
But the EU project driver offers much potential:
It is important from the beginning of the learning community process to acknowledge that the EU funding can support community initiatives, but that they are not designed to finance community operations on a wider scale.
|Xploit Community paper Salt, Catalonia|
|Xploit project results in Catalan:|
|Community Guide Story|
|How the community of Salt experienced Xploit|