The eLearning initiative of the European Commission sought to
mobilise the educational and cultural communities, as well as the
economic and social players in Europe, in order to speed up changes in
the education and training systems for Europe's move to a
Following an initiative of the European
Parliament, CONNECT was launched in 1999. The aim of the initiative is to
support European innovative projects which reinforce synergies and links in the
areas of education, training and culture, associated with new technologies.
Second Chance Schools
(french version) (1999/2001)
The pilot projects to provide opportunities through education and training are
directed at young people who lack both the basic knowledge and the specific
competencies to benefit fully from training or to find employment. The guiding
principle of the projects is to set up strong and lasting partnerships of local
players who share a concern for the social and economic reinsertion of young
people faced with exclusion.
Education and active citizenship
(french version) (1997/1998)
This site provides a focus for the dissemination of
policy-relevant ideas, activities and resources in the field of learning for
active citizenship. This is a theme which concerns all three DGXXII action
programme domains: education, training and youth. It is also relevant for both
young people and adults, in both formal and non-formal learning contexts.