Expert Committee

To ensure the quality and recognition of the FLECLASB, an Education Expert Committee was established. The main task of the committee is:

  • To advise, guide, and assist the FLECSLAB team in developing a specialised tool/toolkit for all HE institutions that focuses on implementing ways to engage non-traditional learners alongside traditional university students.
  • Bridge to the bottom-up work being done in the EUTOPIA Connected Learning Communities to pilot formats to be offered to non-degree students. The Connected Learning Communities provide FLECSLAB with a useful and appropriate testing ground for recruiting appropriate candidates to experiment with LLL designs.
  • Accompany the analyses of these Connected Learning Communities in terms of inclusive pathways for non-traditional learners in HE and advise on the development of the instrument.
  • Advise on the relevance, quality, usability by individual learners and HE institutions, and transdisciplinary and transnational features of the FLECSLAB toolkit for HE.
  • Prepare for concrete implementation of the FLECSLAB toolkit and assist in the development of guidelines and training of university staff.
  • Facilitate the link between the toolkit and the development of the business model, which is the second phase of the project. Data from the toolkit will be used to present a business model that will enable HE providers to engage with LLL designs.
  • Present results and proposals for the management of the FLECSLAB project on a semester basis, aligned with the step-by-step analysis of the ecosystem in the participating learning communities and the planning of the consortium meetings.
  • To contribute to the quality assurance process of the FLECSLAB project and its activities and outputs. The expertise will be crucial to ensure the quality of the outputs produced and that the outcomes meet the needs of the target groups.

The Expert Committee is chaired by Lieve Van den Brande.

Advisory Board

The members of the Advisory Board are high-level experts associated with international knowledge centres and policy makers in the field of education and employment. In this way, they will help the project team to describe the conditions for maintaining the international dimension of LLL processes and the incentives expected from European authorities to facilitate cross-border access and recognition of learning efforts.

Representatives on this panel will facilitate our connection to ongoing experiments in international forums for HE and employment. Strategy papers will describe the conditions for supporting the international dimension of learning and the incentives expected from European authorities to facilitate cross-border access, work practises, and recognition. They can help us describe the conditions for sustaining the international dimension of learning and the incentives expected from European authorities to facilitate cross-border access, working practises and recognition for lifelong learners.

The Advisory Board is coordinated by UL and chaired by Prof. Dr. Ivan Svetlik, who has extensive research experience in the fields of education, employment and LLL. Ivan Svetlik is a professor of human resources and social policy at UL. He was Rector of UL (2013-2017), Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs in Slovenia (2008-2012) and member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Vocational Education and Training published by CEDEFOP. He has been involved in the country’s labour market, social security, education and training reforms and consults in these areas in the Balkans as well as in HRM in companies. His main research topics and interests are labour, employment, education, human resources, social security and quality of life. He has participated in international networks and institutions such as ITF, CEDEFOP and CRANET Network for Human Resource Management Research. He has published over 400 articles, book chapters and books. He is currently one of the main contributors to the EUTOPIA Alliance project.