ENTITLE

project acronym: ENTITLE

project fullname: Europe’s New Libraries Together

lifetime: 2008 – 2010

programme: Life Long Learning Transversal Programme – ICT

email[email protected]

about: ENTITLE was a multilateral project under LLP KA4 Dissemination and Exploitation of Results, designed to support and extend the progress made up to that time by Europe’s public libraries in supporting learning for all age groups and sections of society, by disseminating, consolidating and enhancing the work of key existing networks, projects and initiatives in this area.

It focused on the contribution made through informal learning settings in libraries to lifelong learning, combating digital illiteracy and social exclusion, while paying special attention to gains achieved through the application of ICT.

ENVISION

 

project acronym: ENVISION

project fullname: EmpoweriNg (European) SME business model InnovatiON

lifetime: 2015-2017

sector: Education and Training

programme: Horizon 2020

websitewww.envisionproject.eu

email[email protected]

about: ENVISION – Empowering SME business model Innovation is an EU funded project under the framework programme Horizon2020. The project gathers nine partners and their wide networks across Europe to build the tools, study the impact of such tools and activate the SMEs for using the tools. Acrosslimits Limited is the Maltese partner in the project.

In the current tough economic environment, business model innovation can be the key to becoming or staying competitive. To boost European competitiveness and job creation, the ENVISION – Empowering SME business model Innovation, project will activate small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Europe to re-think and transform their business models with the help of an easy-to-use, open-access, self-service web platform.

One of the project’s concrete objectives is to increase awareness of business model innovation and reach out to at least 15% of European SMEs (that is a whopping 3 million SMEs) while ensuring that the most prominent companies for new job creation are involved. The ambitious goal of the ENVISION project is pursued by a consortium of nine partners from seven countries. In addition, there are over 20 SME stakeholder networks participating across Europe. There is a lot of talk about business model innovation in small businesses. Our aim is to find out how significant the impact is for the European economy. One of the most important aims of the project is that we’ll build and make easy-to-use tools available for small companies looking for improving their business.

acrosslimits role: Acrosslimits is in charge of work package 6 – Outreach. To target the maximum number of SME’s, Acrosslimits is signing MOU’s with multiplier organisations.

ePSIplus

project acronym: ePSIplus

project fullname: ePSIplus

lifetime: 2008 – 2010

programme: eContentPlus

websitewww.epsiplus.net

email[email protected]

about: ePSIplus – was a Thematic Network, funded by the eContentplus Programme, to support the implementation of the European Directive on Public Sector Information (PSI) Re-use. The ePSIplus Network involved 25 European National representative organisations and a number of European Associations participating in promoting the Network and offering local insights and knowledge. The project coordinator was MDR Partners of the United Kingdom.

ESSE

project acronym: ESSE

project fullname: Early School-leaving & Second-chance Education

lifetime: 2013-2015

sector: Education and Training

programme: Life Long Learning Programme

email[email protected]

about: The project has been proposed to look at the issue of Early School Leaving on a pan-European basis with a view to supporting “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth through the reduction in rates of early school-leaving” as the main aim.

The objectives of ESSE are to identify, assess and validate best practice models for prevention, intervention and compensation in relation to early school leaving. Following this the required CPD supports will be identified to integrate the selected best practice models into core service provision. An online observatory will also be created to share all findings and materials.

There will be a focus on recycling best practice methodologies and philosophies to learn from what has been tried and tested. Finally, the project will culminate in the first ESSE Annual Awards where best practice will be recognised.

acrosslimits role: We are collecting best practices from Malta and will be helping with the final conference to be held also locally.

Europeana Awareness

 

project acronym: EUROPEANA AWARENESS

project fullname: Europeana Awareness

lifetime: 2012-2014

sector: Digitisation and Digital Libraries

programme: Competitiveness Innovation Programme

websitehttp://pro.europeana.eu/web/europeana-awareness

email[email protected]

about: Europeana Awareness is a Best Practice Network, led by the Europeana Foundation, designed to:

  • publicise Europeana to users, policy makers, politicians and cultural heritage organisations in every Member State so as to encourage the use and contribution of content, raise awareness of cultural heritage as an economic driver and promote knowledge transfer
  • promote its use by a broad public for a variety of purposes including recreation and hobbies, research, learning, genealogy and tourism – engaging users via usergeneration of content, creation of digital stories and social networking
  • develop new partnerships with 4 key sectors which are currently underexploited by Europeana: public libraries; local archival groups; broadcast organisations andopen culture re-users (programmers, developers, researchers and activists)
  • put in place new distribution channels for Europeana content working with the tourism sector
  • further encourage cultural institutions to continue to provide content in particular by: raising awareness of the opportunities provided by the new Europeana Licensing framework; developing mechanisms for collective rights management; and increasing the amount of content in Europeana that can be freely re-used. A wide variety of media and channels, both online and offline, will be used to ensure promotion of appropriate and consistent messages to different stakeholder groups. The approaches to be used have been chosen so as to align closely with the goals of the Europeana Strategic Plan 2011-15 and include both top-down and bottom–up activities

acrosslimits role: We are the local Maltese partner in charge of the PR campaign in Malta. We have been present at Notte Bianca in Valletta and at the National Book Fair in 2013 as well as running several competitions online on Facebooks and in schools all over the islands.

ESTABLISH

 

project acronym: ESTABLISH

project fullname: European Science and Technology in Action: Building Links with Industry, Schools and Home

lifetime: 2010-2013

sector: Science Education, ICT in Education, Education and Training

programme: 7th Framework Programme for Research

websitewww.establish-fp7.eu

email[email protected]

about: The overall objective of this project is to facilitate and implement an inquiry-based approach to science education for second level students (age 12-18 years) on a widespread scale across Europe by bringing together, within a collaborative environment, the specific key stakeholders in science education.

The aim of ESTABLISH is to create authentic learning environments for science education by bringing together and involving all the key communities in second level science education. The ESTABLISH group of over 60 partners from 11 European countries are working with these key communities including science teachers and educators, the scientific and industrial communities, the young people and their parents, the policy makers responsible for science curriculum and assessment and the science education research community.

This collaboration has informed the development of the project’s teaching and learning materials as well as educational supports for both in-service and pre-service teacher professional development designed to promote the use of Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) in classrooms across Europe.

acrosslimits role: We are the technical partners that have implemented the e-learning platform for the project, including the teaching resources and the internal collaboration area between the partners. We have also disseminated the project ideas with Maltese science teachers and organised in-service training both in Malta and in Ireland for them.

EuropeanaLocal

project acronym: EuropeanaLocal

project fullname: EuropeanaLocal

lifetime: 2008 – 2010

programme: eContentPlus

websitewww.europeana.eu

email[email protected]

about: EuropeanaLocal was established as a Best Practice Network to improve the interoperability of the digital content held by regional and local institutions and make it accessible through the European Digital Library (EDL) and to other services. The EuropeanaLocal consortium was made up of 31 entities that represented the 27 EU member states with broad range of experience of the cultural sector, digital libraries, standards and aggregation services. The project coordinator was the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council of the United Kingdom.  EuropeanaLocal’s main objective was to increase access to digital content across four identified key domains which were Libraries, Museums, Archives and Audio/Visual Archives.

With this in mind, the partners:

  • established a local, regional and national level multiplier networks;
  • made over 20 million items available to the European Digital Library (EDL);
  • made available to the local/regional content providers in EDLocal a “toolkit” to ease the conversion of existing local databases;
  • used the dissemination opportunities of the project to promote low-cost accomplishment of additional digitisation activity;

FluidWin

 

project acronym: FluidWin

project fullname: Finance, Logistic and Production Integration Domain

lifetime: 2006 – 2008

programme: FP6-IST-4

websitehttp://www.fluid-win.de

email[email protected]

about: The FLUID-WIN project targeted business-to-business (B2B) manufacturing networks and their interactions with the logistics and financial service providers. It aimed to develop a platform which could seamlessly integrate and transfer data between all the various players in the aim to enhance the competitiveness of the whole business sector and make the business process as efficient as possible.

Grand Project

project acronym: Grand Project

project fullname: GOOS Regional Alliances Network Development

lifetime: 2003 – 2005

programme: 5th Framework Programme for Research

email[email protected]

about: GRAND was a specific support action in the area of oceanography which targeted to enhance synergies and common practices in the GOOS Regional Alliances. GRAND brought together all GOOS Regional Alliances (GRAs), with the support of the major international organisations related to GOOS (IOC, JCOMM, I-GOOS), and has provided a forum, led by Europe, to harmonise the diverse regional systems within GOOS, while advancing the European contribution to the global system.

I am your Guide

 

project acronym: I am your Guide

project fullname: I am your Guide – History in your Backyard!

lifetime: 2009 – 2010

programme: Life Long Learning – Leonardo da Vinci

email[email protected]

about: I am your Guide – History in your backyard was an LLP project which had a duration of 24 months and included partners from 6 EU states. The partners were: Het Perspectief – Belgium, Caer Alyn Heritage and Archaeological Project – Wales, CULTURE CIRCLE Full Legal Name KULTURBURO WIEN – Austria, Utenos švietimo centras – Lithuania, CEPAPUB TETUAN- Spain, Acrosslimits – Malta

The main goals that had been set by the partners were: to strengthen the social cohesion of and integration in the neighbourhood by digging in the community heritage and investigating connections with other cultures; to make European citizens more aware and appreciative of culture treasures in their own countries and other EU member states; to create the conditions for building upon the thematic richness and geographic diversity of Europe’s cultural traditions and social identities to promote digitisation at local/regional level

The participants were provided with training in digitisation, dissemination and handling of historical content. These skills were put to use in a practical manner by collecting historical content such as photo’s, films, articles, testimonies of the neighbourhood, digitalising the material and sharing it with the partners. Connections and common aspects were investigated and differences compared. Real and virtual visits, exhibitions based on the collected material as well as visits to performances and museums were organised.