Who are we?
The Athens Lifelong Learning Institute is a research and education institute based in Athens, Greece.
The Institute represents a unique integration of multidisciplinary expertise and ”innovative thinking” drawing on a comprehensive and diverse knowledge base, combining research methods, network development and policy analysis.
Our aim is to enhance innovation processes mainly in the areas of lifelong learning, human capital development, labour markets and social inclusion in a local, national and European context.
Our research teams specialize in the implementation of social research in the fields of social inclusion, human rights, active citizenship, the transformative effects of the new media technologies and other top- ics important for our society.
Our Daily Work Focuses on
Four Central Areas of Activity
To achieve these broad and deiverse objectives the Athens Lifglong Learning Institute bis based on an interdisciplinary approach to social innovation structured in four central areas: research, training, action and intervention and knowledge transfer.
Oriented to the development of projects whose most visible results are: models of analysis, products, systems of indicators, networks, strategic alliances. In practice and within the broad thematic spectrum related to the studies of social innovation, public innovation, innovation in work contests and educational settings.
ACTION AND INTERVENTION:
Conceived for the promotion of learning and experimentation processes that promote the identification of skills, the acquisition of skills, the generation and protoyping of solutions, always from the perspective of innovation. Training: Planned to create contents and contexts of teaching-learning. The priority activities in this area are framed in the following actions:
- Construction of a body of knowledge around social innovation
- Development of Guides
- Development of Curricula
TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE
Aimed at the dissemination of experiences, reports and documents, scientific literature and networking.
Improving the terms for individuals and social groups to participate in society
Expertise on the social inclusion of:
- low skilled unemployed
- longterm unemployed
- children in the care of the state
- people with disabilities
- roma etc.
Migrants and Refugees Issues
Providing support to the target group
- psycho-social support
- education and vocational training
- language learning
- social integration services
- economic integration services
The more pervasive the role of the new media inmodern society, the more it is imperative to identify and manage the development of new skills.
- research activities in the field of media literacy
- media literacy training activities
- networking activities
- awareness taining activities
The cornerstone of Integration is the access to basic rights. By pro- tecting individual, political and so- cial rights we can achieve social cohesion.
Providing training on human rights to:
- prison and penitentiary personel
- public servants [police etc.]
- care and health personnel etc.