EUROPA - institutioner



Association of Community Colleges, ACC, is a European non-governmental and non-profit organisation founded mainly by young Europeans. The ACC is working for the development of a European public realm. The main idea of the ACC is that a unique way of promoting this objective would be through establishing community colleges on a common European level. Our vision is: to establish community colleges all over Europe. more... (pdf)


CEDEFOP, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training: The European agency that helps policy-makers and practitioners of the European Commission, the Member States and social partner organisations across Europe make informed choices about vocational training policy.


EAEA (European Association for the Education of Adults) is a European NGO with more than 100 member organisations from 34 countries working in the fields of adult learning.


The European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning is establishing its place among other foundations in Europe and worldwide to advocate the potential of ICT for more and better lifelong learning and employability. EFQUEL’s aim is to involve actors in a European community of users and experts in order to share experience of how technology enhanced learning can be used to strengthen individual, organisational, local and regional development, digital and learning literacy, and promote social cohesion and personal development. 

35, Rue des deux Eglises 
B-1000 Brussels 
Tel: +32 2 639 30 32 
Fax: +32 2 644 35 83 


ERDI is a Consortium of European Research and Development Institutes of Adult Education. 

The services it provides to its members and adult and continuing education institutions in general include: 
*exchanging information 
*promoting contacts, e.g. for project work 
*elaborating cross national studies 
*organising conferences and seminars


European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) promotes and disseminates theorectial and empirical research on the education of adults and adult learning in Europe through research networks, conferences and publications.

NEA Nordic-European Academy

International Centre for Dialogue, Education and Research 

Maltvej 1, DK-6600 Vejen 
Tel: +45 7696 1800 
Fax: +45 7536 5441 


The e-Skills Industry Leadership Board (ILB)

Research shows that over one third of Europeans have no basic ICT skills, and while the demand for e-skills is growing, the supply is declining. On top of this, fewer than 20 % of ICT practitioners in the EU are women. The consequences not only weigh on the European economy and competitiveness but also lead to social exclusion. To meet these challenges head-on, the ICT industry launched the e-Skills Industry Leadership Board in June 2007 in the presence of European Commission VP Günter Verheugen, underscoring the strong spirit of public/private sector co-operation. 

The e-Skills Industry Leadership Board (ILB) is committed to sustainable multi-stakeholder partnerships for ICT skills and training, in addition to co-ordinated actions by Member States and the European Commission,” says Jan Muehlfeit, Chairman Microsoft Europe and co-chair of the e-Skills ILB Board of Directors. 
All policy actions and recommendations from the Industry Leadership Board are developed and built on tested best practices and seek to highlight and promote the role of multistakeholder partnerships to provide sustainable ICT training and qualification schemes.