The Interim report Promoting online training opportunities for the workforce in Europe (2017-2019) was published 30 October 2018. The report of this new European initiative has been prepared for the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission.
Peter Mazohl from the EFQBL reported from the TIBL-Project in Brussels in March 2018.
The work was carried out by PwC, EDEN (the European Distance and E-learning Network) and Espace Mendès France, together with an expert group. Associate Professor Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson (partner in TIBL-Project) has been involved as an expert and evaluator in the project, which is a very interesting and promising initiative. Read her own blog post. The report gives a deep overview of the field and addresses a number of recommendations.
One of the key conclusions is that existing policies and programmes have been mainly supply-oriented and mostly led by the academic sector, while there is now a clear need for more demand-based and industry-led initiatives. The latter implies initiatives aiming at providing enterprises and SMEs with much better solutions, information, and guidance and at increasing their interest, benefits, and motivation to use new and relevant online training platforms.
Read the full report here