CB4LLP Final Conference, Athens
The final conference of the Capacity Building for Lifelong Learning (CB4LLP) project in September 2014 in Athens, Greece brought together more than 130 participants – decision makers, local and national cultural and educational institutions and companies. It was focused around key policy areas, which are analysed from different perspectives and by multi-level actors: skills shortages, early school leaving and NEETs, innovation in education and local development within macro-regions. As one of the partners in the project, EUCIS-LLL co-organised the workshop on Innovation in education and training. Some of the main conclusions were that innovation, in addition of being a matter of organisational survival, is also very much a social responsibility towards the community and that capacity-building processes can be a lever for more cultural openness to innovation.