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  • The main deliverables of the ECB will be: • Observatory of practice • Evaluation of current partnerships • Needs analysis to identify gaps in current partnerships • Research • Annual synthesis report of relevant published research • Interviews • Focus groups • Repository of good practice • Community platform • Coordination meetings • Matching tool • Special interest groups • Professional development for teachers • Multilingual web portal in 8 languages • European level campaign and conferences
  • Gdansk 07 10_11

    1. 1. Multi-stakeholder platforms Caroline Kearney, Education Analyst 07/10/11
    2. 2. Dedicated to (according to the status when created) Support schools in bringing about the best use of technology in learning Promote the European dimension in schools and education Improve and raise the quality of education in Europe Network of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe What is European Schoolnet (EUN)?
    3. 3. Staff meeting – 26/05/2011 How ICT and Digital Media contribute Transformation of Teaching and Learning Processes EUN remit refocused according to recent internal discussion
    4. 4. Ministries of Education IT Industry and Suppliers European Commission Schools Experts Policy makers Researchers Developers School Leaders Teachers, Pupils European Schoolnet EUN s takeholders and target groups Stakeholders Target groups
    5. 5. Staff meeting – 26/05/2011 Think tank Evidence-base & knowledge building platform Peer exchange platform Action research projects R&D projects Cooperation & collaboration projects Studies & surveys EUN activities Changing practice platform Policy and Innovation Committee (PIC) Thematic working groups and committees Brokering of existing research results
    6. 6. Multistakeholder partnerships <ul><li>Definition (UN) </li></ul><ul><li>[Partnerships] which aim to bring together all major stakeholders in a new form of communication, decision-finding (and possibly decision-making) on a particular issue. They are also based on recognition of the importance of achieving equity and accountability in communication between stakeholders, involving equitable representation of three or more stakeholder groups and their views. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Multistakeholder partnerships: benefits <ul><li>Ability to tackle digital literacy from range of angles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schooling / training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry & federations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainability: range of orgs. = range of funding </li></ul><ul><li>Coherent activity across sectors; reinforcing rather than working at cross purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Large network = stable and long term approach </li></ul>
    8. 8. EeSA example <ul><li>Legally established multi-stakeholder partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal body hence long term </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to receive / obtain financing from grants/services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership approach means relevant stakeholders can join / leave at will </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time and bureaucracy to establish legal processes </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Ingenious: the European Coordinating Body for STEM
    10. 10. 50% industry funding, 50% public funding (EC) De facto consortium Some of the Partners and Stakeholders Ingenious: the European Coordinating Body for STEM
    11. 11. Ingenious model <ul><li>De facto consortium based on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract with EC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consortium agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate partner contracts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strengths: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster set up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused plan of activities over specific period </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short term </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non trivial in management terms (tailored approaches to different partners) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bureaucracy associated with EC contracts difficult for newcomers (e.g. industry, NGOs) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Big Idea: what kind of partnership? <ul><li>Currently totally voluntary </li></ul><ul><li>Longer term: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>De facto consortium recommended to seek financing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend avoid creation of new bodies: work through existing players (i.e. stakeholders) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for sustainability plan to ensure longer term coordination and continued progress among the big idea stakeholders </li></ul></ul>