New Perspectives for Learning
EU-supported educational research 1995-2005
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.
- 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 1. Education and Labour Market Change: The Dynamics of Education to Work Transitions in Europe
Cluster 2. Education, equity and social exclusion
Cluster 3. Monitoring and Evaluation of Research in Learning Innovations
Cluster 4. Synergy between Practitioners’ needs and opportunities, Research orientations and Decision Making on the usage of ICT in primary and secondary education
Cluster 5. Towards the Learning Society: conclusions from FP4 and FP5 projects to shape European policies in education and training
Briefing Papers of projects supported under FP4
Briefing Papers of projects supported under FP5
Projects supported under FP6
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
The briefing Papers, newsletters and report were produced with funding from DG-Research under FP5. It was updated (until 31December 2004) in close cooperation with DG-Research and the project coordinators.
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