EMC-LM Project

The EMC-LM project is a successful outcome of the European MOOC Consortium, combining the world of education and training (universities, platforms) and the world of work (Public Employment Services, companies, sectoral organisations).

 

Objectives
  • Strengthen the partners in the knowledge alliance by sharing experience and expertise on MOOCs and digital education and training
  • Create a framework for structural collaboration on the development, delivery and use of MOOCs, meeting the needs of the EU labour market
  • Provide more a complete and high quality MOOCs and digital education and training for the European labour market
  • Implement a more structured outreach for continuous education and training and career development for the EU labour market
  • Enhance the quality and strength of the European workforce in terms of employability, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Raise the competitiveness of regions and member states
  • Bring the Modernisation and Skills agendas of the European Commission into practice
Project Summary

MOOCs and digital continuous education/training are a flexible and scalable solution for a transnational, truly European response to the needs of the economy across Europe. They can keep innovative knowledge and skills of the workforce up to date and anticipate on careers of tomorrow.

MOOC platforms in the European MOOC Consortium (EMC) look for solutions to reach better the labour market. In this knowledge alliance, they opt for a structural collaboration with Public Employment Services (PES) active on the national labour markets, with companies and with a sectoral industrial organisation. The alliance is anchored both in the world of work (PES, companies, sectoral organisation) and in the world of education and training (universities, platforms). It shows which role MOOC platforms, universities, PES and companies jointly play on the labour market. PES and companies are not only mediators between MOOC platforms and individual learners, but also as allies in the (co-)development and (co-)delivery of MOOCs and digital continuous education and training (CE, CT).

The main purpose of the alliance is to strengthen the partners by sharing experience and expertise on MOOCs and digital CE and CT; to create a framework for structural collaboration on the development, delivery and use of MOOCs for the EU labour market; to empower all partners on MOOCs for the labour market, and to implement a responsive and large-scale outreach to the EU labour market. This will facilitate the exchange and flow of knowledge, strengthening Europe's innovation capacity. The visibility and accessibility of MOOCs for CE/CT will be increased by a joint portal for the EU labour market, surveys and a marketing plan.

Last, but not least, EMC-LM will contribute to regional, national and European policies for continuous education and training, employment and growth, proposing strategies for change and action plans. By doing this, it contributes to the Modernisation Agenda and Digital Education Plan.

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