Creativity and Innovation Management in Higher Education


In 2005 blinc, the blended learning institutions’ cooperative was founded in Göttingen, Germany, as a start-up network based on former EU-funded LIFE and eLearning projects in the health, social and environmental sector.

Since December 2007 blinc eG has been appointed by its members to foster the valorisation of the LEVEL5 approach to validate informal learning.

Starting in 2012 blinc has been customising and contextualising its approach and the related instruments in informal learning areas as mobility actions, volunteering, intercultural and entrepreneurial learning programmes, EU project and learning on the job settings. blinc has been piloting LEVEL5 in different sectors in CPD, for e.g. in the service sector, in HR, CSR or in CPD projects for educational professionals.

In 2018 it is consisting of more than 30 organisations and individuals from 22 European countries. Experts from various sectors are members of the cooperative and will work in the following project sectors:

  • Development of training concepts, courses and dissemination materials
  • Networking
  • Organisational Development
  • Evaluation of information and training offers
  • Internal Process Evaluation

blinc is an exchange instrument for educationalists and researchers and offers a platform for exchange of know-how and experiences as well as the evaluation, dissemination, marketing and distribution of their services and products.

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