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Notes from the second meeting of the PASCAL Learning Cities Networks “Reimagining Inclusive Economic Futures” (RIEF) on 26 Nov 2020

Written by Judith James on Dec 08, 2020 02:55 am

The first presentation was by Palmira Jucevicienne and Robertus Jucevicienne and focused on the highly successful rejuvenation of the Old Town part of Kaunas in Lithuania. It was pointed out that a Learning City does not function for itself, it is established for problem-solving and the biggest problem at the present time is that of sustainable development.

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Invitation: Celebrating 70 Years of Higher Education Cooperation with the International Association of Universities (IAU)

Written by Lianne Guerra on Dec 08, 2020 02:51 am
Start: Dec 9 2020 14:00
End: Dec 9 2020 16:00
Timezone: Europe/Paris
International Association of Universities
PARIS
France

It is my pleasure to extend to you an invitation to the official celebrations marking the 70th Anniversary of the International Association of Universities (IAU) on 9 December from 2-4 PM CET (Paris time).

We are reaching out to all higher education institutions and partners to join us in celebrating 70 years of international collaboration.

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The Talloires Network E-Newsletter - December 2020

Written by Anthony Monaco on Dec 07, 2020 02:30 am

The Talloires Network of Engaged Universities is a global coalition of institutions collaborating with communities and partners to confront societal challenges such as disease, famine, structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequality, and climate change. We support university civic engagement in all its forms including community-based research, applied research, service-learning, extension, volunteerism, public service, policymaking, political activism, and social entrepreneurship. Though 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, we are constantly invigorated by our members who are taking action, providing opportunity, and offering hope.

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Walk/Bike/Places 2021: Three days left to submit a proposal | Placemaking Weekly

Written by Susan Kelly on Dec 06, 2020 02:21 am

This newsletter from the Project for Public Spaces connects people who share a passion for public spaces to ideas and issues, news, quotes, places, and events from the placemaking movement.

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Invitation from PIMA Member: Call for Papers for the International Forum of Teaching and Studies (IFOTS)

Written by Gabriele Strohschen on Dec 04, 2020 01:45 am

I have been one of the journal’s editors since its inception in 2004. I am proud to be affiliated with American Scholars Press, founded by a former doctoral student of mine. IFOTS has a 16-history of publishing established authors in education as much as welcoming newcomers to our profession; we strive to provide a forum for those who teach and those who learn!

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OECD Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity

Written by Peter Kearns on Dec 04, 2020 01:36 am

OECD has established a Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability, and Equal Opportunity (WISE). The WISE objectives have much in common with the priorities of the recent report on the  EcCoWell  Community Recovery Program. The note below discusses these common objectives.

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Latest news on European research in learning and work - December 2020

Written by Sabine Manning on Dec 02, 2020 01:29 am

In this edition of the L&W Newsletter, you should note in particular the call for proposals to the following conferences: the ESREA online conference on 'An ecology of life and learning', the online conference on Crossing Boundaries in VET, the AVETRA online conference 'All eyes on VET', the VET conference NordYrk in Linköping, the conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society in Sofia and the conference on Science and Technology Education in Porto (see Conferences), and the call for papers for special issues on: 'The role of education and training in labour market integration' [Education + Training] and 'Financial literacy in VET' [ERVET] (see Publications).  And not to overlook: the range of stimulating projects, books and articles on learning and work across Europe (see Projects and Publications)!  

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Report on "Living with Water" Webinar,

Written by Denise Reghenzani-Kearns on Dec 02, 2020 01:12 am

Recently we joined a Zoom presentation from Rotterdam, in conjunction with the Singapore Centre for Liveable Cities.  The discussion examined the urban design solutions for working and living that enable engagement in public places as well as ensure good management of climate change challenges.

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