EU-supported educational research 1995-2005
new perspectives for learning
Since 1995, the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission has supported a significant number of research projects, thematic networks and project clusters that address a wide range of issues of education and training. The total EU contribution to these projects exceeds 50 million Euro. These collaborative endeavours - some of them currently in progress - have produced important insights for policy formulation and have laid the foundations for significant research co-operation across Europe in this field.
This web site is aimed primarily at policy and decision makers in the field of education and training. Given, however, that education is strongly interconnected with several other areas of social policy, this web site is potentially of interest and relevance to a large number of policy and decision makers beyond the field of education and training;
It also provides details of new educational research projects supported by DG-Research under the Sixth EU Framework Programme.
You can also find information on the last Call for Proposals of Priority 7 which was published in December 2004.
To know more about EU-supported research in the social sciences and humanities in FP4, FP5 and FP6, see: http://www.cordis.lu/citizens/
Issue One - September 2001 Higher Education research issues
Issue Two - December 2001 Lifelong Learning research issues
Issue Three - June 2002 - Skills, Mobility and Education Issues
Issue Four - January 2003 - Improving Schools Issue
Issue Five - April 2003 - e-learning Research Issue
Issue Six - September 2003 - Education, Inequalities and Social Exclusion Issue
More than 55 research projects and thematic networks that address directly issues of Education and Training were supported under FP4 and FP5. In addition to individual projects, five project clusters were supported around themes of policy relevance. These clusters brought together groups of related projects in a way that drew out and consolidated key findings, produced thematic reviews, promoted synergies between projects and integration/cross-fertilisation of research results from individual projects.
Cluster 5. Towards the Learning Society: conclusions from FP4 and FP5 projects to shape European policies in education and training
bp1 Immigration and Cross-Cultural Teacher Training bp2 Student Mobility in Europe bp3 New Approaches to Work Experience bp4 Labwork in Science Education bp5 Quality and Performance in Universities bp6 Government Policy on Higher Education Institutions bp7 Innovations in Education and Training bp8 University Access Policies for Adult Learners bp9 Assessment, Effectiveness and Innovation bp10 Higher Education & Graduate Employment in Europe bp11 Improving Early Literacy for EU Countries bp12 Training the Long-term Unemployed bp13 Low Skills: A Problem For Europe bp14 Helping Unemployed Youths into Work bp15 Early Learning: The Impact of Environmental Factors bp16 School to Work Transitions in Europe bp17 Integrating Immigrant Children into Europe bp18 Schooling and Training An Economic Perspective bp19 Organisational learning: the role of SME clusters bp20 Lifelong Learning: implications for Universities bp21 Lifelong learning for older workers bp22
Lifelong learning: the role of human resource development within organisations bp23 Integrated Funding Models for Lifelong Learning bp24 Vocational education and training - European Research bp25 Competence Evaluation and Training for Europe bp26 Small Business Training and Competitiveness bp27 A Comprehensive Framework for Effective School Improvement bp28 Developments towards problem solving assessment tools bp29 Public funding and Returns on Education bp30 Learning Environments within Companies bp31
Computer-supported Collaborative Learning in Primary, Secondary and Vocational Education bp32 The effect of Educational Expansion on the Labour Market bp33 Understanding innovation in science teaching bp34 Virtual Learning Environments for Higher Education bp35 Education Governance and Social Integration and Exclusion bp37 Shifting skills and wages bp38 Migration and its impact on the Labour Market and Education bp43 The potential of tele-guidance for teacher training bp44 Education & Training for Governance & Active Citizenship in Europe bp45 Gender and Qualification bp46 The Education of the Gypsy Childhood in Europe bp47 Organisational Learning in the Chemical Industry bp48 Children In Communication About Migration bp49 The role of language in the mobilisation of ethnic and migrant minorities bp50 Students as "Journeymen" between communities of Higher Education and Work bp51 The role of participation and informal learning in the transition of young people to the labour market bp52 The Impact of Women's Studies Training on Women's Employment in Europe bp53 Legal Framework of New Governance and Modern Policy in Education throughout Europe bp54 Work Identities in Europe bp55 Participation in Continuing Vocational education and training: a need for a sustainable employability bp56 Challenges for education and training policies arising from the European integration and enlargement bp57 Higher education reform network: a collaborative partnership to explore, disseminate and advise on the university of tomorrow bp58 The Creation of new occupational patterns for cultural minorities: The Gypsy Case bp59 Education and Wage Inequality in Europe bp60 Higher Education Institutions' Responses to Europeanisation, Internationalisation and Globalisation. Developing International Activities in a Multi-Level Policy Context bp61 Dual Citizenship, Governance and Education: A Challenge to the European Nation-State bp62 Learning in Partnership: Responding to the Restructuring of the European Steel and Metal Industry bp63 Changes in regulation modes and social production of inequalities in education systems bp64 Engaging People in Active Citizenship in Central and Eastern Europe bp65 Biology, health and environmental education for better citizenship bp66 Intercultural Active Citizenship Education bp67 Professional Knowledge in Education and Health: restructuring work and life between the state and the citizens in Europe bp68 The Flexible Professional in the Knowledge Society bp69 Empowerment of Mental Illness Service Users: lifelong learning, integration and action bp70 European Universities for Entrepreneurship: their role in the Europe of Knowledge bp71 Towards a Lifelong Learning Society in Europe: the contribution of the education system