The forthcoming eLearning 2007 Conference which takes place in Lisbon, 15-16 October 2007, is the 4th major EU Conference of the kind following Helsinki (July 2006) and Brussels (May 2005).
This year’s event develops under the general umbrella ‘Delivering on the Lisbon Agenda’. The Conference is a unique opportunity to address a renewed eLearning role against a backdrop of outstanding challenges facing Europe in the next years. The selected themes will bring together contributions from a remarkable group of speakers to discuss cutting-edge eLearning issues like Inclusion, Knowledge Sharing, Informal Learning, Communities, Skills, Quality and Valuation.
The construct of a common vision on the future of ICT-embedded learning capable of inspiring a new generation of integrated approaches to sustain Learning and Knowledge Societies lies at the heart of this initiative.
At a fundamental crossroad of European construction it is timely to bring back the learning agenda to the very core of the European Union efforts to cooperate, to innovate, and to compete.
Europeans can – should – stand together in the pursuit of standards of excellence in learning designed to better serve peoples, communities, societies, economies and institutions.
After all, Europe is a continent forged of genuine intellectual advancement and underpinned by relentless learning.
President of the Technical-Scientific Committee