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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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Type of project/activity:

External evaluation of a French EQUAL project


The objective is to provide monitoring and evaluation which "accompanies" the project through its successive stages. This project is carried out under one of the priority themes of EQUAL; reconciling professional and family life. Its main objectives are to pilot new approaches to reconciling family and professional life, in particular seeking solutions to the obstacles facing working women. The project will examine the feasibility of using information and communication technologies and ODL to contribute pro-actively to deceasing discrimination facing women in the management of their different "times" in life (professional, family, personal). The main beneficiaries will be staff of the chain of stores Monoprix (75% women), women learners in the individualised learning workshops (APP) and women starting up businesses (supported by the Boutiques de Gestion). The evaluation aims to contribute to consolidating the impact of the project and establishing the conditions for dissemination and mainstreaming of the results and the solutions piloted including through the development of self-evaluation tools for the pilot sites.


EQUAL is part of the European Union's strategy to create more and better jobs and to increase the access to employment for everyone. It continues the work undertaken by the Community Initiatives ADAPT and EMPLOYMENT (1994 to 1999/2000) by reinforcing the outcomes of these programmes. In the presentation of the EQUAL programme the Directorate General for Employment and Social Affairs highlights certain factors of successful projects, among which are the importance of partnerships which bring together key actors, a clear project strategy accepted by all the partners, a mainstreaming objective, solid transnational cooperation and monitoring and evaluation all through the project.


The project is managed by ALGORA FORMATION, a non-profit body which receives support from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Employment and Solidarity. The partners are Monoprix; Arborus and CEEFIA.

Main Activities:

Monitoring and evaluation focuses on three main aspects:
- The partnership process at national level in France and with the pilot sites in six regions. The evaluation will monitor the global implementation of the project and the effectiveness of the piloting processes.
- Monitoring and evaluation of the measures and solutions piloted by the local centres. Two or three will be selected for more detailed field monitoring in order to select the indicators for a qualitative evaluation and to create self-evaluation tools which can be used by all of the centres.
- The effects of the outcomes of the transnational partnership on the French project and vice versa.

Name of programme, funder or client:

The evaluation is commissioned by the Development Partnership led by ALGORA.

Expected outcomes, reports/documents:

Evaluation reports will be delivered to the Steering Committee at regular intervals.