Goodbye and hello!
The EPICA Initiative, a strategic partnership between Europe and Africa to co-design an innovative and scalable ePortfolio to improve the quality, visibility and availability of new skills, has now come to its official end when the project comes to a close at the end of December 2020.
The initiative, which was co-funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, was launched in January 2018 by the following consortium partners: The African Virtual University, ICDE, ICWE, Makerere University, Maseno University, MyDocumenta, the Open University of Catalunya and the Open University of Tanzania.
During its three-year lifespan, the consortium successfully co-designed an ePortfolio, developed by MyDocumenta, and adapted it to the needs of the African market with the support of its African partners institutions. Its consortium member UOC developed the underlying innovative methodologies to support a competency-based learning approach in any learning environment. The co-designed EPICA Portfolio was piloted in the different African partner universities involving students, teachers and employers.
One of the highlights coming out of the project is the EPICA Employability Skills Kit that can be downloaded here. These resources were created by UOC with the aim to support the academics, students and employers - who participated in the pilot study - to perform the necessary actions to assess employability skills, award micro-credentials, and make them visible for the workplace. These materials also aim to inspire the stakeholders' community and support the implementation of the proposed methodological approach in other higher education institutions preferably adopting blended and online learning models.
We, the EPICA Consortium, are very sad to say goodbye as this project comes to its final stage but we look forward to engaging with you in the future. EPICA’s main outcomes will remain available to any interested individual or organisation who would like to make use of these highly relevant results that aim to support the increase of employability across Africa and beyond.
To engage with EPICA and its consortium, please contact us at email@example.com.
For information on the EPICA Initiative activities and results, please visit us at https://www.epica-initiative.eu/
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Signed: The EPICA Consortium