Participating Organisations: Ulster University (Coordinating Organisation), European Digital Learning Network, Vudutek Ood, A & A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Sdruzhenie Yuni Partners, Culture Goes Europe (CGE) – Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt Ev., Hälsinglands Utbildningsförbund

This project aims to use the innovative means of the creation/mapping of Connected Learning Routes in Europe to promote quality digital youth work and reach out to marginalised young people.

This week, participating organisations all connected for a Short-term Joint Staff Training and began a process of mutual learning and training, which will continue to for the rest of this week.

First up was the introduction of the flagship innovation of this project, the Connected Learning Map, a tool that connects educators across Europe. This tool can facilitate the building of synergies, partnerships, and networks between local, regional, and national communities and providers while creating on-line learning suites (playlists) – a youth-friendly way to present and deliver diverse learning content online and offline with integrated recognition through Open Badges.

Throughout the rest of the week, participating organisations will help construct this platform and further outputs of the project, which, along with the Learning Map, includes a Tool Kit which will support Youth Organisations, Authorities, and Associations in a city or region to create their own learning routes and learning suites anywhere in Europe.

Through this project, CGE is supporting young people to engage in identifying learning opportunities and shaping their understanding of learning according to their needs, interests, and passions. Keep an eye out for the Connected Learning Platform!

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