EUA, in a Consortium with the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), the European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN) and the European Access Network (EAN), launched a project entitled ‘Shaping Inclusive and Responsive University Strategies (SIRUS)’.
This project has ended at the end of September 2011.
For updated information on SIRUS and its follow-up, please refer to the project pages on the EUA website:
The SIRUS project aimed to support Europe’s universities in implementing the commitments made in the European Universities’ Charter on Lifelong Learning and thus assisting them in developing their specific role as lifelong learning institutions forming a central pillar of the Europe of Knowledge.
This project offered universities with different profiles and interests in lifelong learning (LLL), and which were at different stages of LLL implementation, an opportunity to develop and enhance their strategic LLL approaches, in interactive discussion with colleagues from all over Europe. At the same time, it allowed them to contribute to the development of policy recommendations for the European Higher Education Area.
Supporting universities in developing and enhancing lifelong learning strategies
Implementing and testing the commitments adopted in the European Universities’ Charter on Lifelong Learning
Ensuring the wide dissemination of existing best practices in the field to universities, governments and stakeholders
Contributing to the further development of policy recommendations.
Methodology A group of 29 universities in 18 European countries were selected through a competitive call for participation. They participated in a series of meetings (four in total) between March 2010 and February 2011 and worked together to develop and enhance their institutional LLL strategies.
The project is carried out with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union. The opinions expressed are those of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.