Centre for International Education Research (CIER)

ENLIVEN: Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe

Project information

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Principal Investigator

Professor John Holford

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Research Fellow 

Sharon Clancy


Project summary

The ENLIVEN research models how policy interventions in adult education markets can become more effective.

Integrating state-of-the-art methodologies and theorisations (for example, Case-Based Reasoning methodology in artificial intelligence, bounded agency in adult learning), it implements and evaluates an innovative Intelligent Decision Support System to provide a new and more scientific underpinning for policy debate and decision-making on adult learning, especially for young adults.

It utilises findings from research conducted by European and international agencies and research projects, as well as from the ENLIVEN project.

It will enable policy-makers at European Union, national and organisational levels to enhance the provision and take-up of learning opportunities for adults, leading to a more productive and innovative workforce, and reduced social exclusion.

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Centre for International Education Research

School of Education
University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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