ICVL 2012

About ICVL Project


2010 - Towards a Learning and Knowledge Society - 2030

Virtual Environments for Education and Training, Software and Management for Education

"Learning is evolution of knowledge over time."
Roger E. Bohn
, 1994

Phase I - Period 2000-2010:  Research, Education and Training

  • At the Lisbon European Council in March 2000, Heads of State and Government set an ambitious target for Europe to become "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world"
    by 2010. They also placed education firmly at the top of the political
    agenda, calling for education and training systems to be adapted to
    meet this challenge [Lisbon Strategy | The Lisbon Strategy was adopted in March 2000 and aims to make the EU the most dynamic and competitive economy by 2010].

The Conference will consider the perspectives and vision of the i2010
(i2010-European Information society in 2010) programme and how this
will stimulate the promotion, development, and development of e-Learning content, products and services and the contribution of these to lifelong learning. i2010
is the European Commission's strategic policy framework laying out broad policy guidelines for the information society and the media up to 2010.

Phase II - Period 2010-2020:  e-Skills for the 21st Century - http://ec.europa.eu


  • The European Commission adopted in September 2007 a Communication on
    e-Skills for the 21st Century” presenting a long term e-skills agenda
    and including five major action lines at the European level. The
    Competitiveness Council of Ministers welcomed this Communication and
    adopted Conclusions on a long term e-skills strategy at its meeting on
    22-23 November 2007.

A successful implementation of an e-skills strategy in Europe is
considered of great importance within the Lisbon strategy and as a part
of lifelong learning strategies.  (http://www.eskills-pro.eu/)

21st Century Skills and Key Competencies for the Knowledge

21st Century Skills:
1 Creativity and innovation
2 Critical thinking
3 Problem solving
4 Communicatin
5 Collaboration
6 Information fluency
7 Technogical literacy


The EU eight domain of key competence are:
1 Communication in the mother tongue
2 Communication in a foreign language
3 Mathematical literacy
4 Basic competences in science and technology
5 Digital competence
6 Learning-to-learn
7 Interpersonal and civic competences
8 Entrepreneurship and Cultural expression
- Source: http://ec.europa.eu/education/ (.pdf)

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