Pepka Boyadjieva and her colleague Petya Ilieva-Trichkova from the Bulgarian team have just published an article "Horizontal Differentiation Matters: Moderating Influence of the Type of Upper Secondary Education on Students’ Transitions" from our project. You may view the article via this link.
Eve-Liis Roosmaa and Ellu Saar from our Estonian team have produced the following journal articles from the project. Räis, M.-L., & Saar, E. (2017). Participation in job-related training in European countries: The impact of skill supply and demand characteristics. Journal of Education and Work, 30(5), 531−551. doi: 10.1080/13639080.2016.1243229 Roosmaa, E.-L., & Saar, E. (2017). Adults who do not want to participate in learning: A cross-national European analysis of their perceived barriers. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 36(3), 254−277. doi: 10.1080/02601370.2016.1246485
Many congratulations to Dr Ellen Boeren, who has just received the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education's (AAACE) Cyril O. Houle Award 2017 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to adult education literature. The Cyril O. Houle Award was established in 1981 to honour the scholarship and memory of Cyril O. Houle, Professor of Adult Education at the University of Chicago. [ 32 more words ]
With youth, for youth: Youth training and inclusion into the job market 21 September 2017 On 21st September 2017, the Italian team of the ENLIVEN project held the first meeting of the ENLIVEN’s National Youth Panel for Italy. Representatives of four organizations representing students, trades, civil society and local authorities attended the meeting. Representatives of two additional civil society organisations were unfortunately unable to attend due to unforeseeable circumstances. [ 723 more words ]
By Sharon Clanc “…in our messy, fuzzy, anarchic field of practice, how can we produce neatly packaged bundles of evidence that might be useful to busy policymakers?” (Field, 2015). One of the joys of working on a project like ENLIVEN, which spans two scientific disciplines, is its ability to challenge ways of thinking. My own experience of working with Computer Science colleagues over the last year, and the sharing of our different models and approaches, has shown me that collaboration requires a stripping away process on both sides. [ 795 more words ]
The ENLIVEN project was presented at two international events in Sofia, Bulgaria. The first one was the international scientific workshop for the 8th wave (2018-2019) of SHARE - Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. The Bulgarian team coordinating SHARE is led by Dr. Ekaterina Markova and includes Dr. Gabriela Yordanova and two members of the Bulgarian team of ENLIVEN - Assoc. [ 164 more words ]
The following two latest deliverable reports are published today. You may access the reports on our website by clicking into the following links: ENLIVEN D2.1 "Provision of seven types of education for (disadvantaged) adults in ten countries: overview and cross-country comparison" ENLIVEN D7.1 "Literature review on initiatives to improve early career conditions across EU member states"
This workshop brings together the ideas and ways of thinking of two University of Nottingham colleagues, Sharon Clancy from Education and Claire Palmer from Computer Science, who are working on the development of an Intelligent Decision Support System (IDSS) within the context of the Enliven project which is aimed at examining policy making in the context of lifelong learning, and particularly for disadvantaged young adults. [ 260 more words ]
We would like to extend a huge congratulations to our colleague Martina Lubyová, the leader of our Slovakian team. She has been appointed Minister of Education by the President of Slovakia. The news and announcement can be found at:
Elena Tuparevska attended the Second International Workshop of ISA RC45 on Social Inequality in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on 1st September 2017. She presented a paper titled 'The 2015 Declaration on promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education (Paris Declaration) and the conceptualization of social exclusion and social inequality in EU adult education policies'. The paper was prepared by Elena Tuparevska, Rosa Santibáñez, and Josu Solabarrieta from the University of Deusto ENLIVEN team. For the full programme, see
Representatives from various youth organizations in Bulgaria met at the first Youth Panel meeting on the 21st of July 2017 at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge (ISSK-BAS) in Sofia, Bulgaria. In the first part of the meeting, the participants were introduced to the aims and expected outcomes of the ENLIVEN Project by Pepka Boyadjieva (National coordinator of ENLIVEN at ISSK-BAS), Rumiana Stoilova, Petya Ilieva-Trichkova and Diana Nenkova (Members of the Bulgarian team of ENLIVEN). [ 293 more words ]
Pepka Boyadjieva and Petya Ilieva-Trichkova from the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, the Bulgarian team of the ENLIVEN project, gave a paper at the 30th CHER (Consortium of Higher Education Researchers) Conference “Universities as political institutions - HEIs in the middle of academic, economic, and social pressures” in Jyväskylä, Finland, on the 28-30th August 2017. The session was attended by one of the keynote speakers, Susan Robertson. Please click HERE to view their presentation slides.
Marcella Milana and Ellen Boeren, team members of the H2020 project ENLIVEN will be presenting at ECER 2017 in Copenhagen. For more details, see: Marcella will be presenting with Palle Rasmussen on 'Learn or perish! How Italian and Danish policy adapts and enacts international prescriptions on adult education and learning' Ellen will represent the Edinburgh team, taklking about findings of WP2 'Institutional Architecture Of Youth Training In The Context Of Welfare Regimes And Youth Unemployment'
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: [ 77 more words ]
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. [ 152 more words ]
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. The theme of the conference this year is “Equity, Social Justice and Adult Education and Learning Policy“. Details of the conference can be found on this website. Here are some photos of our team at the conference.
Our deliverable report No.10.1 about our website, logo and online presence is now available to download on our website.