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  1. Education and Lifelong Learning

    The policy demand for the monitoring and evaluation of education systems is increasing on an international level. With its Centre for Research on Education and Lifelong Learning (CRELL), established by Council Conclusions in 2005, the JRC supports the Dir ...

    01 September 2015

  2. TU Delft's TPM signs Letter of Intent with Joint Research Centre Institute for Energy and Transport (JRC-IET)

    17 Mar 2016 TU Delft's Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM)  and the JRC's Institute for Energy and Transport will intensify cooperation on research questions linked to the theme of energy transition as stated in a recently signed ...

    17 March 2016

  3. Developing Competence Based Qualification System in the Nuclear Energy Sector

    In a changing world, the EU needs to develop a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three mutually reinforcing priorities should help the Member States deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion. Adapting the education ...

    22 April 2016

  4. Opportunities and challenges for the future of MOOCs and open education in Europe

    This chapter presents intermediate results from the OpenEdu study, carried out by DG JRC IPTS on behalf of DG EAC. It argues that open education goes beyond MOOCs and OER. It demonstrates this by proposing dimensions that are key for an understanding of o ...

    02 April 2016

  5. Influence of employer support for professional development on MOOCs enrolment and completion: Results from a cross-course survey

    Although the potential of open education and MOOCs for professional development is usually recognized, it has not yet been explored extensively. How far employers support non-formal learning is still an open question. This paper presents the findings of a ...

    02 April 2016

  6. RESONANCES

    13 Oct 2015 to 14 Oct 2015 Science – Art – Politics Superstudio Piu', Via Tortona 27, Milano At first glance, Science, Art and Politics might seem like far-away universes. Yet they all mix ingredients of reason, facts and figures all the way to opini ...

    28 October 2015

  7. EHRO-N/ECVET Workshop on competence and qualifications in nuclear decommissioning

    06 Oct 2015 to 09 Oct 2015 This Workshop is part of EHRO-N/ECVET project aiming at the implementation of ECVET system in the nuclear energy sector. ECVET is the European initiative on education and training to promote transparent and transferable qualific ...

    17 July 2015

  8. One size fits all? A different perspective on university rankings

    In roughly a decade, university rankings gained the foreground in the policy arena for higher education and their influence is not going to decrease. However, several methodological shortcomings and warnings about the unintended consequences for national ...

    20 March 2016

  9. Re-thinking the received wisdom on education: alternative policy lessons

    This technical report deals with secondary data analysis on the link between education investment, educational outcomes and socioeconomic indicators/outputs such as Research Excellence in Science & Technology, Global Innovation Index, Global Competiti ...

    29 April 2016

  10. OpenCred: exploring issues around the recognition of non-formal learning via MOOCs in Europe

    OpenCred was a study on the credentialisation and recognition of non-formal, open learning in Europe which was carried out between June 2014 and November 2015 by the IPTS in collaboration with the former Institute for Learning Innovation, University of Le ...

    27 February 2016

  11. Validation of Non-formal MOOC-based Learning: An Analysis of Assessment and Recognition Practices in Europe (OpenCred)

    This report presents the outcomes of research, conducted between May 2014 and November 2015, into emerging practices in assessment, credentialisation and recognition in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Following extensive research on MOOCs in European ...

    21 February 2016

  12. How are Higher Education Institutions Dealing with Openness? A Survey of Practices, Beliefs, and Strategies in Five European Countries

    Open Education is on the agenda of half of the surveyed Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. For the other half of HEIs, Open Education does not seem to be an issue, at least at the time of the dat ...

    21 February 2016

  13. English Language Learning

    The Program for International Reading Literacy Study, developed by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) every 5 years, assesses the reading attainment of 4th grade students. Portugal participated in 1991 and th ...

    13 March 2016

  14. Third Lisbon Research Workshop on Economics, Statistics and Econometrics of Education

    23 Jan 2015 to 24 Jan 2015 This conference aims to provide a forum for presenting and debating current methodological and applied research on the topics of economics, statistics and econometrics of education. It will include invited speakers' lecture ...

    14 January 2015

  15. Winners of young scientists' competitions visit the JRC

    03 Jul 2015 In the first week of July, several bright young scientific minds had an opportunity to witness the daily work of their senior colleagues, to visit several JRC laboratories located in Ispra, and to explore science based activities at the Expo M ...

    15 July 2015

  16. The OECD’s Leaning Tower of PISA: Approach with Caution, Use with Care

    30 Jun 2014 On June 30th, the Econometrics and Applied Statistics unit of the Joint Research Centre organises a seminar: "The OECD’s Leaning Tower of PISA: Approach with Caution, Use with Care". The presentation will be given by Dr. Leslie Rutko ...

    19 December 2014

  17. Workshop on using PISA, PIAAC, TIMSS & PIRLS, TALIS datasets

    24 Jun 2014 to 29 Jun 2014 From 24 th to 27 th of June, 2014, the Econometrics and Applied Statistics team of the Joint Research Centre hosts the “Workshop on using PISA, PIAAC, TIMSS & PIRLS, TALIS datasets”. The workshop, aimed at illustrating the m ...

    18 December 2014

  18. Laboratorio Happy Onlife: Rapporto post-evento. EU Code Week 2015 con Coderdojo e Digital Champions- Project 572 E-CIT

    Per promuovere l’adozione dele competenze digitali e del toolkit Happy Onlife, un insieme di strumenti ludo-educativi ideati per insegnare l’uso dei media in modo consapevole e sicuro, il Joint Research Centre (JRC), in collaborazione con i Digital Champi ...

    12 February 2016

  19. Strategic Trade Review Autumn 2015

    The Strategic Trade Review is a refereed journal dedicated to conventional and dual-use trade control. The journal aims to provide high-quality, peer-reviewed articles that tackle the complex field of trade and security. It features articles in the follow ...

    22 January 2016

  20. Empowering children and adults for a safe and responsible use of ICT The Happy Onlife experience Project 572 – E-CIT

    JRC researchers have been investigating the risks and opportunities to children in the digital age included cyber-bullying phenomenon since 2011 to support the EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child and European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children. ...

    04 May 2016

  21. Assessing the Social and Macroeconomic Impacts of Labour Market Integration: A Holistic Approach

    In the age of globalisation and the knowledge economy, skill mobility is perceived as one of the key factors for fully unlocking the labour market potential. Assessing the social and macroeconomic impacts of increased skill mobility is an important though ...

    23 January 2016

  22. Learning Mobility

    Studying abroad has positive effects at personal, social, professional, institutional and country level. During the meeting on 29 November 2011, the Council of Ministers of Education, Youth, Culture & Sport agreed that “by 2020, an EU average of at le ...

    22 January 2016

  23. Teacher Costs

    The purpose of this technical brief is to assess current methodologies for the collection and calculation of teacher costs in European Union (EU) Member States in view of improving data series and indicators related to teacher salaries and teacher costs. ...

    17 March 2016

  24. CRELL Symposium "EDUCATION FOR GROWTH: Indicators and benchmarks to support EU policies"

    10 Feb 2014 The Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning from the European Commission (CRELL) organized a one-day symposium with the purpose of presenting its research activities geared towards providing solid support to the need of the DG Education and C ...

    09 September 2014

  25. Lessons learned for understanding civic and citizenship education: an international overlook

    02 Dec 2013 to 04 Dec 2013 Programme The seminar investigates the ways in which civic and citizenship education can be improved by examining the existing empirical evidence on the topic, documenting new methodological developments, exploring new research ...

    29 July 2014