of you have been involved in transnational projects, particularly those
promoted by EU programmes. Project activities have also been extended to
include partners from countries outside Europe. Experience shows that transnational
projects are a powerful stimulus both for exploring joint research issues
and for developing networks of partners.
coherent information about current research projects in the field of human
resource development (HRD) and/or vocational education and training (VET)
is rather difficult to find. Resources are scattered across websites of
various EU programmes, institutions and networks, often relating to completed
rather than newly started projects. Little is known about projects in operation,
such as could provide a stimulus for researchers to establish links in
areas of joint interest.
order to gather information about current transnational research projects
across Europe and beyond, an enquiry will be carried out by the
Research Forum WIFO in collaboration with the European research network
in vocational education and training (VETNET Board) and the University
Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD).
this purpose, we would like to ask you to provide information on individual
projects in which you are involved. Should you know about other projects
presently carried out at your institution or elsewhere, please feel free
to forward this request to the colleagues concerned.
(including project-related networks) to be selected for this enquiry need
to meet the following criteria:
currently in operation (ending 2010 or later);
related to research (totally or as a significant component);
related to HRD and/or VET (totally or significantly);
transnational: within Europe or between European and non-European countries.
following data will be required on each selected project:
Exact title and acronym (short name) of project;
Name and email address of the coordinator or main contact;
Address of the website (or info page/ flyer) of the project.
can most easily supply your information by filling in the details under
each criterion in your reply message.
also check whether the website (or info page/ flyer) you provide
under (C) includes further details on the project, in particular
the duration/ final year of the project;
the name of the EU programme or organisation promoting the project;
the names of the institutes or laboratories directly involved in the project;
the names and email addresses of the experts carrying out the project.
any of the above details be missing, please add these in your reply.
outcome of this enquiry will, first of all, be included in the online overview
of current projects on the WIFO site:
it will be analysed and evaluated with the following objectives:
* to establish thematic clusters of projects;
* to explore patterns of institutional collaboration and, in particular,
to identify 'nodes' of collaborative networks;
* to trace the collaboration of researchers involved in projects.
follow-up investigations will serve to enhance the resources on European
research provided by the WIFO Gateway and the various means of communication
(directories, platforms, mailing lists) available for the HRD and VET communities.
help in providing project data for these objectives will be very much appreciated!
forward to your feedback
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