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Tencompetence: Building the European network for lifelong competence development

Objective

TENCompetence will support individuals, groups and organisations in Europe in lifelong competence development by establishing the most appropriate technical and organizational infrastructure, using open-source, standards-based, sustainable and innovative technology.

To this end TENCompetence will conduct RTD activities to further develop and integrate models and tools in four specific areas: the creation, storage and exchange of:
- knowledge resources,
- learning activities and units of learning,
- competence development programmes and
- network data for lifelong competence development.

This will result in:
- New innovative pedagogical approaches, assessment models and organisational models for lifelong competence development, supported by the TENCompetence technical and organizational infrastructure.
- Software for the effective support of users who create, store, use and exchange knowledge resources, learning activities, units of learning, competence development programmes and networks for lifelong competence development.
- Integration of the isolated models and tools for competence development into a common framework.

The consortium will conduct pilots in digital cinema, for health workers, competence development in water management and city-wide contexts. It will disseminate its products widely and for free, using open source and creative commons licences; develop new business models for companies active in publishing, training provision, education, HRM and technology support; train associated partners, and especially SMEs, to deliver these services; and develop at least three new specifications for standardisation.

The TENCompetence infrastructure can provide a tremendous push towards further integration and collaboration in support of the European knowledge society. It can be used at all levels of learning: primary, secondary and tertiary education; continuing education, adult and company training and other informal learning.

Coordinator

OPEN UNIVERSITEIT NEDERLAND
Address
Valkenburgerweg 177
2960DL Heerlen
Netherlands

Participants (14)

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
6Th Km Charilaou-thermi Road
Thermi-thessaloniki
FUNDACIO BARCELONA MEDIA UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
Spain
Address
Plaza De La Merce 10-12
08002 Barcelona
GIUNTI LABS S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Bolognese 165
50139 Firenze
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
INSTITUT EUROPEEN D'ADMINISTRATION DES AFFAIRES
France
Address
Boulevard De Constance 903 F
77305 Fontainebleau Cedex
LOGICACMG NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Prof. W. H. Keesomlaan 14
1183DJ Amstelveen
SOFIISKI UNIVERSITET "SVETI KLIMENT OHRIDSKI"
Bulgaria
Address
Tzar Osvobodi Tel Blv 15
1000 Sofia
SOFTWARE DE BASE SA
Spain
Address
Calle Ramirez De Arellano 15 - 6
28043 Madrid
STAD ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address
Grote Markt 1
2000 Antwerpen
STICHTING SURF
Netherlands
Address
Graadt Van Roggenweg 340
3531 AH Utrecht
SYNERGETICS N.V.
Belgium
Address
Terlinckstraat 75
2600 Antwerpen
THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON
United Kingdom
Address
Deane Road
BL3 5AB Bolton
UNESCO-IHE INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Netherlands
Address
Westvest 7
3015 Delft
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Spui 21
Postbus 19268 Amsterdam