On Friday 7th February 2014, our project participated in EC's Concertation Meeting on FP7/CIP projects in the field of learning, which was held in Luxembourg. The meeting gathered representatives from 30+ ongoing projects. It was a valuable experience, as it revealed the wider landscape of ongoing EU-funded learning-related research of which C2Learn is a part.
The meeting was not too formal. The organisers enabled considerable interaction and knowledge sharing between the projects and the Commission, and among projects themselves. It was an intensive and productive meeting, with loads of information shared through collaborative tasks around large pieces of paper with numerous notes and post-its on them. We participated actively in the collaborative tasks, promoting the assets of our project.
At some point, Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the EU Commission and responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe, surprised us positively when she joined us for some time, answering questions and taking notes!
The interactions and overall climate indicated that synergies between projects are likely to develop during the life cycle of the C2Learn project and beyond, a prospect which we are very much looking forward to.
So, stay tuned to hear about all developments that may arise out of this!