ERIC Number: ED479670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Agora XI: The Learning Region (Thessaloniki, Greece, March 15-16, 2001). CEDEFOP Panorama Series.
Guggenheim, Eric Fries, Ed.
This conference program describes "education and training agencies taking a leading role in promoting innovation on a regional basis" as the focus of the Agora and puts forward the following three key issues to be debated during it: (1) the concept of the learning region itself and a critique of its strengths and weaknesses; (2) education and training agencies, including universities, as facilitators of innovation on a regional basis; and (3) education and training agencies supporting economic and social cohesion in building the social economy. Papers presented at the Agora are as follows: "Regional Development Networks in Europe" (Stahl); "Advantages and Drawbacks of the 'Learning Region' Approach" (Richard); "Constructing Learning Regions: Contributions from Social Research" (Gustavsen); "Local Partnerships in Ireland" (Crooks); "ICT Supported Innovation in Regional Training Systems" (Dondi); "South-East Europe and the Learning Region" (Baumgartl); "Bulgarian Context and Emerging Initiatives" (Pantaleev); "Developing a Local Response to the Needs of Vocational Training" (Courbebaisse); "The European Social Economy from a Welfare Regime Perspective and the Linkage to New Social Partnerships and Learning Regions" (Westphalen); "Learn While Working, Work While Learning" (Grucker); "Learning Region as an Alternative for Enhancing the Economic and Social Dimension in Tourist Areas. Some Reflections" (Mols Mols); "Summary of Discussions: Promoting the Learning Region Education and Training Agencies Taking a Leading Role in Promoting Innovation on a Regional Basis" (Nyhan). Includes an agenda and a list of participants. Most articles include references. (MO)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Colleges, Economic Impact, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Regional Cooperation, Regional Programs, School Business Relationship, Social Capital, Social Integration, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Vocational Training Centers
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: European Union