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Volume 53, No. 4, November 2018
Reconceptualising system transitions in education for marginalised and vulnerable groups
Guest Editors: Paul Downes, Erna Nairz‐Wirth, Jim Anderson

Volume 53, No. 3, September 2018
Learner agency at the confluence between rights-based approaches and well-being
Guest Editor: Jean Gordon

Volume 53, No. 2 June 2018
Special Issue: Are Student Assessments Fit For Their Purposes?
Guest Editor: Janet Looney

Volume 53, No. 1. March 2018
Special Issue: Innovative approaches to Continuous Professional Development in Early Childhood Education and Care. A European perspective.
Guest Editors: Brecht Peleman, Bente Jensen and Jan Peeters

Volume 52, No. 4 December 2017
Special Issue: Education for people, prosperity and planet: Can we meet the sustainability challenges?
Guest Editor: Aaron Benavot

Volume 52, No. 3 September 2017
Title: Participatory Design for (Built) Learning Environments
Guest Editors: Karen D. Könings and Susan McKenney

Volume 52, No. 2 June 2017
Title: The Influence of PISA on Education Policies
Guest Editors: Alain Michel and Xavier Pons

Volume 52, No.1 March 2017
Title : Higher education learning outcomes - transforming higher education ?
Guest Editors : Joakim Caspersen and Nicoline Frolich

Volume 51, No.4 December 2016
Title: Governance Dynamics in Complex Decentralised Education Systems
Guest Editors: Edith Hooge

Volume 51, No 3 September 2016
Title : Vocational Schooling and Social Exclusion in the Western Balkans
Guest Editors : Claire Gordon and Will Bartlett

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Linking Local Actors (2006-2007)

Type of project/activity :

Website development

Objectives :

The objective was to develop and launch a pilot website for networking and close cooperation between the European Commission and local economic and employment development actors.

Background :

Since the 1980s, local development has been recognised as a tool for fighting unemployment and for encouraging new sources of employment. The Local Employment Development strategy has since been strengthened through the European Employment Strategy (and the revamped cycle of the EES in 2005 under the Lisbon mid-term review), the Employment guidelines, some specific Communications (Acting Locally for Employment - A Local Dimension for the European Employment Strategy and Strengthening the Local Dimension of the European Employment Strategy) and several schemes (Territorial Employment Pacts, Third Sector and Employment). European Community initiatives such as EQUAL, LEADER, URBAN, and INTERREG have proved beneficial for promoting a bottom-up approach for projects based on territory, horizontal partnership and empowerment. Innovative actions (Article 6 of the European Social Fund) have favoured the involvement of social partners and a number of social economy organisations.

Partners :

The project is led by Association Européenne pour l'Information sur le Développement Local (AEIDL) based in Belgium who are working in cooperation with European Dynamics. Jean Gordon of the EIESP is a member of the expert working group.

Main activities :

The project concerns the development of a web-based tool that will provide the means for networking and closer cooperation between the Commission and the LED actors and between the local actors themselves. The web-based tool will provide relevant information to LED actors such as information on events, funding sources from different institutions, news and notifications, as well as services such as searching for partners, searching for best practices in LED, discussion forums, online meetings, etc.

The main activities of the project are:

  • Survey by questionnaire and interviews for a needs analysis
  • Design and launching of the website
  • Drafting of good practice case studies


Name of programme, funder or client :

Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs of the European Commission


Expected outcomes, reports/documents :

The website went on line in its pilot form in the autumn of 2006 and included short case studies on good practices by local actors from around the European Union.