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.


A good New Year (01-01-2020)

The EKFI-partners wishes everybody a successful, healthy and pleasurable 2020!


Next Conference in Deventer (06-12-2019)

The next conference is planned at the 20th and 21 of February 2020 in the Netherlands. We are researching at the moment the legal aspects on the use of the database due to new European legeslation on the rights and obligations of the owner of the platform. The results of the research will be input on the development of the several parts in this project.



EFKI  visited in Ghent (04-12-2019)

Stivako, partner of the EKFI-project has visited, the European employers organisation of the hairdressers. The subject of the meeting was cocreation and the exchange of learning material. Miet Verhamme of is interested to participate in the project to upload learning material of the hair and beauty sector on the EKFI-platform.

Students assignment Artevelde: make the design of the platform


The students of the Arteveldehogeschool in Ghendt participated in a design challange to develop the design of the Exchange platform. They had to develop the final prototype of the styleguide of the platform. The shortlist contained three finalists.

















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