Activities EKFI in slow motion due to COVID 19 (06-07-2020)

The activities of the EKFI project have been slightly delayed by COVID19. Contact between the partners and the schools, among other things, has only been relatively established because in various countries the VET and HE are closed until after the summer period. Also, the EGIN conference, where the EKFI project would be extensively presented, is canceled. Contacts with EGIN-secretary show that no conference activities are being organized this year due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID19 in the various European countries.


Developer starts testing (22-04-2020)

The development of the exchange platform, the intake- and barter module and search robot of the EKFI-project runs according the planning. Fortunately, we moved the May meeting to February 2020. Due to the lockdowns in the various countries and the ban on travel, the meeting could not have been held in May. The
project would therefore have been delayed by the Corona virus. At this
moment, the software developer has started uploading learning resources to
perform the first tests. The other activities are on the back burner due to the limited possibilities due to the corona crisis.

EKFI at SIGN & Print Festival (18-03-2020)
The EKFI-partner Stivako was present at the SIGN & Print Festival on the 11th and 12ve of March at Gorinchem in The Netherlands. During this fair Stivako informed entrepreneurs and teachers, staff and students of participating or visiting printmedia-schools about activities of the EKFI-project.


Fourth meeting EKFI-project in Deventer, The Netherlands (01-03-2020)

The EKFI-project has organized the fourth partner meeting in Deventer in the Netherlands on  the 20  and 21 of February.  The central issues of the partner meeting were:

  • Presentation and discussion on the proposal of the barter module,

  • Presentation of the demo of the EKFI-platform,

  • Presentation and discussion on the test with the meta-data that describes the learning material to make the intake module definite,

  • Copyright issues regarding future EU legislation,

  • Dissemination and impact.


The university staff of the Artevelde university gave presentations about the the proposal of the Barter system to be developed. Muldis, the system builder gave a demonstration of the working system. The design of the application is prepared by students of the Artevelde university. Staff of the HOU gathered the meta-data of the learning modules of the partners to test the intake module in the system. Adjustments will be made and implemented in the system.


EKFI presentation at St Lucas VET institute (15-02-2020)

Stivako is invited at the St Lucas institute to talk about the enterpreneurial education of their institute. We presented an introduction on the Thrive-project. The results of this Erasmus+ project are recently dilivere. The material is also the test material of the EKFI project. Besides the Thrive introduction we introduced also the EKFI project as a future exchange platform for learning material. The participating teachers were enthousiastic about this initiative.


Project leaflet published! (31-01-2020)

The project leaflet with information on the project is published. The leaflet was made to informe the stakeholders of the project (teachers and staff of VET and HE institutes, SME's and social partners). In the leaflet you can find information about: why this project, the outcomes, the research, Exchange platform overview, EGIN and the project partners. Click here to download the PDF.

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