the (human) e-learning european network

Learning and Interacting to Foster Employability

Sep 2018 - Aug 2021


eLene4Life supports curriculum innovation in higher education (HE)
through the development of active learning approaches for transversal skills, with the ultimate aim of improving students' employability.

According to the 2018 World Economic Forum Report 'Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All', the rise of artificial intelligence, robotics and other digital developments
is upending the primacy of human expertise in the economy.

The individuals who will succeed in the economy of the future will be those who can complement the work done by mechanical or algorithmic technologies, and 'work with the machines'. The 2018 European Commission Proposal on Key Competences also draws attention to these disruptions affecting European societies and economies, stating that "Skills such as creativity, critical thinking, taking initiative and problem solving play an important role in coping with complexity and change in today's society."


Learning to learn for new digital soft skills for employability

Dec 2014 - Oct 2016


eLene4work will help students develop the soft skills mostly required by companies and will help companies exploit the digital talents of new employers and young workers.

eLene4work then proposes a strategic partnership whose goal is to test and monitor the possibility offered by MOOCs and OER to fill the gaps between the university and the labour market.


Teaching and Learning Centre
Dec 2011 - Nov 2014

Funded by Life Long Learning Programme KA3 - NETWORKS

I learn to learn… I like to learn…
eLene2learn proposed a multi-stakeholder network, exploring and promoting the contribution of ICT and digital media in supporting the development of learning to learn competencies in lifelong learning transitions.

Jan 2007 - Dec 2008

Funded by the e-Learning Programme

The eLene-Teaching and Learning Centre developed a Europe-wide collaborative space for teachers, trainers, instructional designers and learners in educational ICT use to meet the skills, needs and expectations of the Internet-generation students.

Economics of eLearning
Teacher Training

Feb 2006 - Jan 2008

Funded by the e-Learning Programme

eLene-EE: European collaboration for improving economics managing in e-learning
The driving idea behind eLene-EE was to answer the questions on the cost to set up and run a virtual campus, the impact of elearningon student performance, the indicators to track the efficiency of eLearning.

Jan 2005 - Dec 2006

Funded by the e-Learning Programme

The driving idea behind eLene-TT was to improve the ability of Higher Education teachers to make pedagogical use of ICT, through the development of a Virtual Learning Resource Centre providing guidelines and resources for both teacher trainers and teachers themselves and through student-driven teacher training actions, pooling and testing tools and approaches developed by each of the partners in the wider European context.

The origins of the eLene group can be traced back to the report Virtual models of European Universities carried out in 2003 by the Danish consultancy firm PLS Ramboll for the European Commission, DG Education and Culture.

These institutions, the majority of whom were case studies for the above report, have over the years submitted SIX successful proposals to the EU under several different programmes.

The projects that you can discover by clicking on the above links are the result of their efforts in exploring
some of the numerous issues relating to innovation in higher education.


- Aunege/UNIT (FR) - coordinator of eLene4Life
- Fondazione Politecnico di Milano
(IT) -
coordinator of eLene4work
- Politecnico di Milano - METID
- Dundee Univeristy (UK)
- University of Bremen - ZMML (DE)
- EUCA - European University College Association (BE)
- LUMSA - Libera Università Maria SS. Assunda di Roma (IT)
- Warsaw University of Technology (WUT)


- Helsinki University of Technology for FVU (FI)
- University of Umeå
(SE) - coordinator of eLene-EE
- Utrecht
University (NL)
- Helsingin Yliopisto
- Université Paris-Dauphine
- Université Paris-Sud
- Université de la Lorraine
(FR) - coordinator of eLene2Learn
- Vidéoscop-Université Nancy 2
(FR) - coordinator of eLene-TT and eLene-TLC
- Ellinogermaniki Agogi
- Fundaciò Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC
- Uniwersytet Marii Curie-sklodowskie
- EDEN - European Distance E-learning Network (UK)
- Sen / Junior Achievement (GR)