EUROlocal Tudástár - Projektek

ProjectPROJEKTEK: Európai, nemzeti, vagy regionális projektek, melyek erősítik az életen át tartó tanulás régióinak fejlesztését

European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC)

14 Local and Regional Authorities from Hungary and Slovakia formed the ABAÚJ-ABAÚJBAN EGTC in order to foster economic and social development in the region. The goal is to support cooperation and development between cross-border territories by strengthening economic and social cohesion, to allow and assist economic and social development between cross-border territories as well as to support business spirit and a high level ethical attitude to entrepreneurship in cross-border territories.

Flanders in Action - Vlaanderen in Actie (Belgium)

"The ambition of Flanders is to be one of the top regions in terms of economic prosperity, innovation and technology by 2020, without increasing social inequality or placing an unnecessary burden on the environment to achieve this."(Vlaanderen in Actie, 2008:2)


The Publication Helsinki – an Educating, Training, and Learning City presents
research and pilot projects made by various Helsinki City departments responsible
for educational, cultural and personnel affairs


While lifelong learning is a burgeoning field throughout the whole of Europe, very little work had been done to help measure and monitor it in action, particularly in the towns, cities and regions where most of it takes place. An extension of the concept into Lifelong Learning Regions. This is where the Indicators Project came in. It addressed five of the stakeholder groups in the city and aimed to help them understand the key principles behind lifelong learning in regions and the changes that need to be made in order to implement them in their everyday activities.

Innovationsregion Zirbenland (Steiermark, Austria): WissenSchafftRegion. Learning Region Zirbenland (Styria, Austria): knowledge creates a region

Bridging the gap between SME and education and research in the region

This project wants to develop a model for a cooperative knowledge management system for Learning Regions. It aims to show and to make use of the overall potential of knowledge in the region. It should support rural development especially in creating a systematic bridge between SME and institutions of education and research in the region. This should lead to involvement of (young) well educated people out of and within the region. Their knowledge should be used for supporting the region with innovation.

Innovative Technology for Collaborative Learning and Knowledge Building (ITCOLE) project

ITCOLE project focuses on developing innovative pedagogical models, design principles and technology for collaborative knowledge building to be used in European education.

The models and technology will be tested and disseminated throughout the European education landscape free of charge in order to help in building a coherent and unified network of participants that supports sharing of expertise, content, practices and tools. The ultimate goal is to build a network spearheading the use of collaborative learning technology by utilising pedagogical best practices.

Learning Region Muehlviertler Alm (Upper Austria): course of studies in sustainability. awakening – soulfulness – people: let the “Muehlviertler Alm” grow. Nachhaltigkeitslehrgang Muehlviertler Alm (Oberoesterreich, Austria)

This course of studies was established to engage people out of the region “Muehlviertler Alm” with their region, teach them the idea and methods in community and regional development, show them best practice projects, discuss with them the region’s social structure (e.g.: demographic change, social capital of voluntary work, energy resources) and additionally empower them to develop their own projects for their region. The product was one project each person for the region.

Learning Regions in Austria

This document is an overview of the Austrian Learning Regions Network an initiative of the Division of Schools, Adult Training and Extension Services of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Environment with funding from the EU Rural Development Programme (2007–2013). In Austria, the individual Provincial Governments are in charge of the Learning Regions programme and Learning Regions are combined with LEADER regions. The Austrian Institute for Adult Education has drawn up three manuals in German which provide detailed information on the development of a learning region.

Luoghi di Sosta Pedonale

Il progetto LSP nasce nel 2010, sulla base delle ricerche iniziate nel 2007 in risposta alla necessità dei cittadini di vivere gli spazi pubblici come parte integrante del loro ambiente di vita.

Il progetto prevede la creazione di una rete di piccole piazze di vicinato, sempre diverse e progettate con la partecipazione dei cittadini, ricavate in spazi minimi nelle strade urbane che favoriscano la sosta, la convivialità ed i rapporti di vicinato e che supportino la mobilità sostenibile.

Municipalities Internet presence on the Internet. Audit of services provided. (Portugal)

Since 1999, Gávea has been publishing bi-annual evaluation studies on the Internet, concerning Municipalities and civil parishes; these give an overall view of their development and how well they are providing the services to citizens that indicate progress towards a Learning Region or City. This work is the consequence of Resolution of Cabinet nº 22/2001, of 27th February, which calls for all Web Sites in the Portuguese Public Administration to be evaluated. Several studies have been published.

New opportunities initiative (Portugal)

The New Opportunities Initiative (Iniciativa Novas Oportunidades) of the Ministério da Educação and of the Ministério do Trabalho e da Solidariedade Social, was launched on 14th December 2005. It recognizes that through-life learning awards its own qualifications. If these can be properly validated, they will enable Portuguese citizens to re-qualify or re-train within the Further Education system. This New Opportunities Initiative follows the European Union’s guidance for reform.

New Opportunities´Advertising Campaigns/ "Investing in who wants to learn... it pays" campaign (Portugal)

The Ministries of Labour and Social Solidarity and of Education, through the National Agency for Qualification, I.P., began, on 13 October, 2009, a new advertising campaign under the scope of the New Opportunities Initiative.

Northside Hub

Background to the Hub

The Northside Learning Hub is an innovative and creative project based in the Northside of Limerick city which works with young people, the wider community and partner schools and third level colleges to add value to the social and educational experience of young people and their families living in the surrounding area.

Outer Estates - a project to mobilise people living in poor communities

Millions of people in the UK live in outer city estates where levels of poverty are high and job opportunities scarce. This series of articles, published in the now defunct regeneration magazine, New Start, sets the social and economic context and proposes ways of improving the prospects of residents and their communities, drawing on examples of effective practice from the UK and further afield. The series was edited by regeneration consultants Martin Yarnit and Jane Foot. The project report is prented as a pdf file below