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Promoting Online Training Opportunities Workforce in Europe

The last high-level conference in  Brussels on 4 June 2019 took place in the context of the ongoing initiative of the European Commission on “Promoting Online Training Opportunities for the Workforce in Europe” (October 2017 – September 2019), that is coordinated by PwC. I participated as an expert and evaluator. Read more about the initiative and the conference here

Experts from all over Europe came together to  discuss the challenges that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing in the general context of rapid technological and social changes that force every high-tech company to regularly advance the skills of its employees, how online training as a cost-effective, flexible and accessible way to educate staff addresses the learning realities and needs of modern SMEs.

The conference focused on the measures for policymakers and practitioners that reflect how today’s SMEs operate and learn, and that would truly support SMEs with their (digital) learning journey. It will bring together policy makers, hands-on practitioners and industry professionals, including course developers and publishers, with a shared interest in technology-enhanced learning.

The Interim report was published in December 2018. This document is the interim report for the new European initiative on “Promoting Online Training Opportunities for the Workforce in Europe” (2017-2019) and has been prepared for the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission. This work is carried out by PwC, EDEN (the European Distance and E-learning Network) and Espace Mendès France. It presents the key findings from the activities performed during the first phase of the initiative (2017-2018).

Currently, I am working on the evaluation of the final report. The final report will be published in summer 2019 and after the Final expert meeting in Brussels 13 June 2019, which I will attend as an expert and evaluator

 

 

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Ebba Ossiannilsson is an e-learning expert and consultant with a range of research interests in the use of digital technologies for learning, teaching and research.
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