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E-learning for population Mobility



Lead Partner

Groupement d’Intérêt Public (G.I.P.) Formation Continue et Insertion Professionnelle – Alsace (F)

Lead Partner Country


Project Website


05/2003 - 04/2007

Date of Approval


Approx. Total Budget in €

2.011.600 €

ERDF in €

834.800 €

Project Summary

The E-MOTION project corresponds to the stakes of the European Spatial Development Perspective concerning the "Diffusion of Innovation and Know-how". It respects the objectives of the Copenhagen Declaration (Nov. 2002) and that of Bologna (June 1999) on a Training Systems Common Architecture. It emphasises a common construction of training contents, in order to facilitate mobility within Europe, and a share diploma reference system, including the validation of experience gained. Through distance learning and Information technologies, considered as vectors for regional development within the alpine space, E-MOTION proposes the implementation of economic, scientific and technical cooperation, as well as transfer of competences around E-Learning and the share of knowledge, in order to improve the mobility of targeted population segments and to fight against unequal access to knowledge. E-MOTION includes existing equipments and proposes to build them into a coherent network.

Project Objectives

The command of the intangible has become a determining source of added value in the competitiveness of companies and regions. Each job will necessitate in the future an increasing capacity to generate, exploit and spread information. On a training point of view, this imposes, on all managers of public and private sectors, the necessity to think about its implementation conditions. Universities and schools must initiate and develop contents and practices integrating ICT, in order to join economic life concerns. Regions must integrate distance learning as a vital element of the continuous training policy. This will enable employees and students, to envisage mobility projects, to have a large flexibility in the initial/continuing training offer, whilst assuring an equal access to these courses in middle sized cities and rural districts. The alpine space -project’s geographical framework- includes many universities collaborating at the moment on a bilateral basis E-Motion aims at creating a network of excellence and initiating change of practices amongst academics, who will develop a new type of CV, offering more certified, multicultural and innovative training. Partners have chosen to focus on the content production, methods of transfer and the implementation of a real online community of work.E-MOTION will provide training institutions with strong added value contents, adapted to the distance learning process, in order to find their place on the international training market.

Project Achievements

E-MOTION is divided into 4 phases :
1. “Content ” phase which includes the creation and adaptation of common and multilingual pilot contents. This aims at answering the often-formulated criticisms that «E-learning suffers from the poverty of its contents». Those will be generated by multicultural teams, motivated and aware of the benefits that common use, interdisciplinarity and ICT brings to their teaching.
2. “Technical platform” phase based on existing research and development results, resulting from French and Swiss national programmes of digital campuses. These results are giving access to E-Learning platforms in development, as well as to « Nomad Office » applications. The E-Learning platform and the nomad offices will be set up in physical places selected within the alpine space.
3. “Usage and sharing” phase intending to increase access opportunities to training. The E-MOTION project aims at deploying accesses on different sites, in order to generate delocalized training spaces (DTS) near city halls, company incubators and within training institutions. The drafting of technical specifications and deployment requirements of the DTS is to be realized in order to inform the decision-makers. Multilingual training courses will be organized for tutors, DTS presenters and content producers. The latter will be invited to participate in a virtual community, in order to share their experiences with colleagues of other countries.
4. “Methodology, assessment and certification” phase aiming at better piloting, assessing and disseminating these online-training and learning programmes towards wide-ranging publics. A pedagogic assessment of the platform will also be foreseen. A work on credit transfer modalities for continuous training, resulting from the experiences of ECTS and “Validation des Acquis” methods, will be worked out in common.

Project Result Files


EU Project Partners

API Varese (Italy)
Association pour le Développement des Entrepises et des Compétences (France)
Città di Schio (Italy)
Communauté de Communes de la Région de Saverne (France)
Communauté de Communes du Val de Moder (France)
Conseil Régional d'Alsace (France)
ENFAP Piemonte (Italy)
GlobalComm (Italy)
Kore Multimedia (Italy)
Schrade & Partner (Germany)
Università di Padova (Italy)
Universität Freiburg (Germany)
Universität Tübingen (Germany)
Université Louis Pasteur (France)
Université Robert Schuman (France)

Non-EU Project Partners

Canton Fribourg (Switzerland)
Espace Mittelland (Switzerland)
Fondation Jean Monnet (Switzerland)
Lawtank GmbH (Switzerland)
Notter Megevand & Associés (Switzerland)
Romanic distance learning centre (Centre Roman d’Enseignement à Distance) (Switzerland)
Université de Fribourg (Switzerland)

Contact Person

Eschenlohr, Elisabeth

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