At Web2learn we believe in the potential of social and open technologies for the benefit of education, training and social inclusion. 

Who we are

A team of experts qualified in the development and management of digital solutions for open and social learning.


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Citizen engagement in cultural heritage: The quest for long-term participation and the role of open innovation

Through online and physical sessions Web2Learn offers training and expands expertise on crowdfunding for the cultural heritage community. Emphasis will be given to the social dimension of crowdfunding campaigns as a means to valorise citizen engagement and community building actions organised by cultural heritage organisations. View more…

A series of actions to support Ukrainian people, focusing on the Ukrainian cultural heritage

Since the outbreak of the Russo-Ukrainian war, we have been engaged in a series of actions to support Ukrainian people, focusing particularly on the Ukrainian cultural heritage sector but not exclusively. View more…

Λογισμικό διαχείρισης και ταυτοποίησης ευρωπαϊκών προτύπων περιγραφής διαπιστευτηρίων

Στο πλαίσιο του έργου BlockAdemic η Web2Learn αναπτύσει πιλοτικά μια πιλοτική εφαρμογή που είναι διαθέσιμη για  φορείς εκπαίδευσης και κατάρτισης. View more…

Webinar “Environmental citizen sensing: social participation, arts and technology” on Dec 6

In the context of the GreenVETers project, Web2Learn organises a webinar on environmental citizen sensing and its contribution to social participation and deliberative democracy practices through art and new technologies.  December 6, 2022, 11h CET. View more…

New research grant on academic activism and societal engagement

Happy to announce a new research grant we received in collaboration with Rosklilde University, Denmark and Paris 8 University, France, starting October 2022! View more…

GreenVETers: η δημόσια διαβούλευση στα προγράμματα σπουδών Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης

Το πρώτο newsletter του έργου “GreenVETers”  είναι γεγονός! View more…

Presentation at 2022 European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) conference

Katerina Zourou and Stefania Oikonomou will present their work on “Citizen science for environmental and health issues in conflict zones” at the ECSA 2022 conference in October 2022. View more…

Service contract awarded by the Hellenic Mediterranean University

Web2Learn is happy to announce the award of a service contract (client: Hellenic Mediterranean University) from May to December 2022.

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Web2Learn participates in European hackathon for humanitarian aid

Web2Learn is happy to join forces with open innovation teams around Europe participating to the hackathon EUSpace4Ukraine. View more…

June 10 webinar on crowd- and institution- led initiatives for ukrainian cultural heritage

The INOS project successfully organised a webinar on “Cultural heritage threats and the role of citizen engagement inside and outside universities”, on June 10. Slides and recording now ready.

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Webinar Digital Action: scope, methodology, tools and practices” held on June 2

What an inspiring event discussing about digital action at one of #HEIDI webinars! View more…

Resilience and action-taking: a vision of crowd initiatives for cultural heritage preservation in an armed conflict 

A position paper
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Citizen enhanced open science in cultural heritage: Insights into Higher Education practices
Open access repository of Web2Learn resources

Web2Learn gladly presents the open access online repository of courses:  https://web2learn.github.io/onlinecourses/

Thank you Ania Skowron for content migration and technical adjustements!

New project of university staff upskilling for Haiti

A new project of university staff upskilling starts in June 2022. Funded by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie,  Directorate Caribbean, this project will be beneficial to staff at the University Quisqueya (Haïti). Digital and pedagogical innovation in teacher training is the theme of this online training suite. View more…

Forthcoming special issue “digital activism and implications for education”

A special issue at the open access peer-reviewed journal Distances et  Médiations des Savoirs  on “digital activism and implications for education” has been accepted by the Editorial Board of the journal. Anthippi Potolia and Katerina Zourou are the Editors of this exciting special issue! Stay tuned for full call in two languages (FR/EN) in coming days. View more…

Open innovation in academia-society cooperation: examples of cultural heritage preservation in a crisis situation

Web2Learn produces an e-learning module titled “Open innovation in academia-society: examples of cultural heritage preservation in a crisis situation”. We take the current Ukrainian crisis as a highly relevant case study. View more…

Forthcoming training resource:“Open innovation in academia-society: examples of cultural heritage preservation in a crisis situation”

Through open innovation, academia together with citizens can contribute to the protection and preservation of cultural heritage in times of crisis.

In the context of the eCHOIng project, Web2Learn will create an online module on the abovementioned topic, taking the Ukrainian crisis as a case study. For this purpose, we created a list of resources that you can access and enrich by sharing initiatives similar to those figuring already.

The list is publicly accessible here

Get in touch with us in this co-creative process!

#CulturalHeritage #Protection #Preservation #StrongerTogether #StandWithUkraine #HEIs #CHOs #OpenInnovation

Proof of concept for a system matching European standards for qualifications

Proof of concept for a system matching European standards for qualifications

Hackathons for social action organised by Web2Learn at CitizensHack 2022

Web2Learn’s contribution to a European citizen-driven open innovation event: CitizensHack 2022! View more…

Gender Equality Plan now out!

Web2Learn proudly announces the release of our company’s Gender Equality Plan, effective as of January 1st, 2022.

Our Gender Equality Plan effective as of 1st January 2022

Web2learn has initiated the work of creating a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) aligned to the requirements of the eligibility criteria in the Horizon Europe work programme. The GEP will be finalised and enter into force by January 1st, 2022. View more…

New digital training project in the Caribbean

We are delighted to launch a new project on digital transformation in the higher education sector in Cuba and in Mexico in 2022, after two successful projects in the Caribbean, in 2020 and in 2021, both funded by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. View more…

Hackathon for language teachers in November 2021

Once a (hackathon) Challenge organiser, always a Challenge organiser! View more…

Web2Learn expands! new subsidiary in Limnos, Greece

Web2Learn  grows and expands its activities by creating a subsidiary in Limnos, Greece! View more…

Digital activism at Greek universities during the pandemic: Webinar October 6

Web2Learn organised and hosted the webinar  Digital activism at Greek universities during the pandemic” on Wednesday October 6, 2021 for the HEIDI project

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Webinar Sept. 29: ways cultural organisations can engage youth during the pandemic.

joinus at a @Europeanaeu – #TheGLAMers webinar on ways cultural organisations can engage youth during the pandemic. Sept 29,14h CET pro.europeana.eu/event/practice View more…

Presentation at the Inclusive Museum conference, September 2021

Katerina Zourou and Elisa Pellegrini gave the talk  “Digitally mediated youth engagement in GLAMs during the pandemic” at the Fourteenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, 8–10 September 2021. View more…

Talk on digitally mediated youth engagement for the cultural sector during the pandemic

On 29th June, Web2Learn gave a presentation to the DCDC21 conference (Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities). View more…

Kick-off meeting, new Erasmus+ KA2 project HEIDI

On June 4 2021 we kick-started the Erasmus+ KA2 project HEIDI (Digital action at HEIs as a catalyst for social change in the COVID-19 crisis). A description can be found here. Web2Learn is proud of having launched the project idea and having committed to the preparation of the application. View more…

Invited talk at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Citizen science initiatives in the cultural heritage sector: insights into open cultural data”  was the topic of the talk Katerina Zourou gave as invited speaker at a webinar organised by the Brussels office of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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Νέο δράση: “ The GLAMers: υποστηρίζοντας φορείς του πολιτισμού μέσω δράσεων νεανικής συμμετοχής σε καιρό πανδημίας”

Πραγματοποιήθηκε την Παρασκευή 26 Μαρτίου 2021, η εναρκτήρια διαδικτυακή εκδήλωση του ευρωπαϊκού έργου με την ονομασία «The GLAMers: Enhancing GLAMs through youth engagement during the COVID-19 crisis». View more…

“Open Cultural Data in Citizen Science” at Open Belgium 2021

The workshop “Open Cultural Data in Citizen Science” was successfully hosted at the Open Belgium 2021 on March 17, as part of the publication activities of the CitizenHeritage project (2020-2023), organised by Web2Learn with speakers Katerina Zourou, Mariana Ziku, Frederik Truyen, Susanna Ånäs and mediator Susan Hazan. The workshop discussed citizen science practices in the cultural heritage field, in light of open science, through presentations and a roundtable discussion.

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Digital transformation action at two Universities of the Caribbean

After a successful first online training awarded to Web2Learn by “Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie” (AUF) in summer 2020 (for further information click here), our company has been invited to offer a second round of training from December 2020 to March 2021. View more…

Newly funded project “Enhancing GLAMs through youth engagement during the COVID-19 crisis”

The GLAMers (“Enhancing GLAMs through youth engagement during the COVID-19 crisis”) has been accepted for funding by the Cypriot Erasmus+ Agency for Youth, under the Erasmus+ KA2 funding scheme. The project will take place from March 2021 to February 2023.

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Προσφορά εργασίας: διαλειτουργικότητα λογισμικού για έργο blockchain

–Ανακοίνωση για προσφορά εργασίας–

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University approaches to Citizen Science in the transition to Open Science

How HEIs currently perform in citizen science activities?

Which is the untapped potential therein?

Which are the ways HEIs can cater to the needs for citizen participation in science for society?

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We have winners ! Hackathon for teachers of languages for specific purposes’ results

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Web2Learn organised a hackathon for university students on citizen science

A hackathon for university students on various dimensions of citizen science was organised by Web2Learn for the INOS project in November 2020. The hackathon with the title “Put language learning to the service of a social purpose!” took place within DigiEduHack, which is a series of offline and online hackathons happening all around the world for two days, focusing on co-creating the future of education in the digital age.

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Collection of citizen science resources for language students and teachers (in Greek)

Καλωσήρθατε! Σε αυτή τη σελίδα θα βρείτε μια επιμελημένη συλλογή εισαγωγικών πηγών με αντικείμενο την Επιστήμη των πολιτών (citizen science).

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Online specialisation course offered at two Caribbean universities

In July-August 2020 an online specialisation course was offered at two Caribbean universities, namely the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and Universidad Central de Las Villas, in Cuba. View more…

Acting as mentor to the EUvsVirus hackathon

A unique learning experience based on networked participatory approaches to fight against COVID-19. View more…

3 finalists of the pan-European EUvsVirus hackathon

3 finalists of the pan-European EUvsVirus hackathon, worth to keep an eye on! View more…

New project awarded: Language In The Human-Machine Era

The project “Language in the Human-Machine Era” (LITHME) runs from June 2020 to May 2024. It is a COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action. View more…

Citizen-enhanced open science: some reflections

Sharing thoughts on the interrelation between citizen and open science, emerging from a study for the INOS project.

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2nd Intensive Course in Hard & Soft Skills of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Web2Learn partners with six European institutions for the organisation of the “2nd Intensive Course in Hard & Soft Skills of the 4th Industrial Revolution”, within the framework of the EU-funded project CRETE (Critical Skills for Electronic Engineers of 2020). View more…

Consultancy for the Open University of Catalonia

A new service on science communication strategy for UoC View more…

Consultancy for Shanghai International Studies University

A new consultancy service is offered to a prestigious Chinese University starting from October 2019

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New project on open and citizen science

Great news! The application  “Integrating open and citizen science into active
learning approaches in higher education” has been retained for funding from the Danish National Agency Erasmus+. View more…

Council of Europe’s online educational portal ready

The Education portal for on-line learning of the Council of Europe is now full available online. Katerina Zourou was one of the team of experts committed to the project.  View more…

Intensive Course in Laser Technology, Laser Spectroscopy and Laser Safety

Web2Learn, as part of the partnership iPEN (Innovative Photonics Education in Nanotechnology) organises in May 2019 an Intensive Course. Please see here.

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Conducting research in informal social networked language learning communities

Research challenges in informal social networked language learning communities

How does the design of social networked language learning communities impact on the way evidence based research is conducted?

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New online project with Council of Europe

Upon a call for proposals, Katerina Zourou has been selected to support the Council of Europe’s team develop online courses for educators. The project is outline here.

Designing language learning tasks for adult refugees

Creation and delivery of Greek language and culture courses to adults of refugee background through digital and mobile technologies.

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Collaboration with University Paris 8

Research into learner autonomy on social network sites for language learning (SNSLL) is ongoing with colleagues at the University Paris 8 Vincennes- Saint-Denis, France. View more…

Promoting Open Education and Language Diversity: Conclusions from the LangOER conference

On 26-27 September the ‘Open Education: Promoting Diversity for European Languages’ conference of the LangOER project, took place successfully in Brussels.

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Invited talk at University of Central Lancashire, UK

Katerina Zourou was invited to give a talk at the University of Central Lancashire, organizer of the symposium “The Future of Learning: Critical Perspectives on Higher Education in the Digital Age” on June 22, 2016. Check the programme and slides of her talk “User perspectives on open, social network-based (language) learning and teaching”.

Scientific advice to the University of Athens

Katerina Zourou offered a consultation at the Department of French Language and Literature, at the University of Athens, between March and April 2016. The service consisted of advice on research projects in the area of digitally enhanced language learning and social inclusion.

New project: Elang (Digital literacy for the teaching/learning of languages)

Web2learn is taking part in the new Elang project, aimed at digital literacy for the teaching/learning of languages. The project is funded by the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML)/Council of Europe, located in Graz, Austria.

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Web2Learn is now a member of the Educational Repositories Network

EdRene correctFrom December 2015, our company is part of EdReNe, the European Educational Repositories Network, a decision taken at the last EdReNe workshop in Copenhagen on 20 & 21 October. Check here the full programme. The next annual workshop will take place in Brussels on September 26 & 27 2016, in collaboration with LangOER.


Successful training course on OER

A successful blended course on the topic of “OER and their pedagogical value” was held in Thessaloniki, Greece from May 15 to June 30 2015.

Designed as a distance training course in combination with a 2-day intensive face-to-face workshop, it brought together 40 educators, 32 of whom completed all components of the course.

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Teacher training in Greece

Web2Learn, as partner of the LangOER consortium, launches in May 2015 a blended course for Greek educators (mainly primary education teachers). Check updates here

Launch of ExplOERer project

ExplOERER, (pronounced ‘explorer’) is Web2Learn’s most recent European Commission co-funded project.

Team ExplOERer






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Media and Learning conference 2014

This year the Media and Learning conference will take place in Brussels, November 20 & 21. The LangOER project will give a presentation on Open Educational Resources and their value for less used languages, by Valentina Garoia and Marit Brisma.

Erasmus+ call for proposals

The new programme on Education, Training and Youth of the European Commission has launched the first call for proposals. Several deadlines apply for the various categories of project funded. Some Information is available here and on the websites of the National Agencies in all European countries.

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014

A top event for stakeholders on mobile technologies and education.  This event organised by UNESCO will assembles a diverse group of experts to share how affordable and widespread mobile technologies can advance Education for All goals. Paris, February 17-21, 2014. Registration is free but places are limited. More information can be found here. View more…

Online Educa Berlin: a top TEL event

The 19th edition of Online Educa Berlin takes place in December 4-6. At this top technology enhanced learning event, Web2learn will be present at the EACEA stand with materials of the Web2LLP project. Looking forward to new learning opportunities!

Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020, starting in January 2014.

The Erasmus+ programme for education, training, youth and sport has been officially launched yesterday. The official website will be updated frequently. in addition, websites of National Agencies contain valuable information, such as the UK National Agency

Séminaire Alsic sur “le numérique pour l’enseignement et l’apprentissage des langues pour non-spécialistes”

Les 12 et 13 décembre l’équipe de la revue ALSIC (Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes de l’Information et de la Communication) organise un séminaire à Montpellier avec le titre “Le numérique pour l’enseignement et l’apprentissage des langues pour non-spécialistes

La participation est gratuite, il suffit de vous enregistrer ici

Upcoming Web2LLP workshop, November, Coventry

The workshop on “Using Social Media to Foster Collaborative Work in
Multi-Disciplinary CrossBorder Projects” will take place from November 7 to November 8 in Coventry, UK. Interested to join? Registration is open until October 30. The programme is available here

Opening Up Education

A short presentation by Julia Fellinger (DG EAC) on the Opening Up Education initiative of the European Commission can be found here. This official launch of this initiative is expected in September 2013. Here you can find some background information about the rationale and scope as published in the DG EAC website.

A consultation has been lauched in 2012, whose results are publicly available in this page.

Mutations technologiques, nouvelles pratiques sociales et didactique des langues

The special issue on “Mutations technologiques, nouvelles pratiques sociales et didactique des langues” has just been published by the journal Le français Dans Le Monde Recherches et Applications.

It has been coordinated by Christian Ollivier and Laurent Puren.

The table of contents is available here.

Resources available on Learning and collaboration on informal networks

For the 2013 edition of the EPAL conference  (Échanger Pour Apprendre En Ligne/ Learn and Teach Online) a round table discussion will be held on the topic “Apprentissages collectifs informels en réseau : où, avec qui, comment, pourquoi ?” (Learning and collaboration on informal networks: where, with whom,

how, why?) on June, 7.

Resources for this round table have been gathered here.

Speakers are François Mangenot, Mathieu Cisel, Christian Ollivier, Jean-Philippe Pernin and Katerina Zourou.

Pierre-Antoine’s new blog

For those seeking out-of-the box points of view on education, the blog that Pierre-Antoine Ullmo, CEO of PAU Education, is a must.Have a look here

EPAL 2013 conference, Grenoble, June 6-8, 2013

The 2013 version of the EPAL conference (Echanger pour Apprendre En Ligne) will take place in Grenoble, June 6-8. The programme is online, check the Twitter and Facebook accounts for updates!

European Commission Call for Visionary Papers on the Future of Open Education

The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (Joint Research Centre, European Commission) is calling upon experts and practitioners to come up with visionary papers and imaginative scenarios on how Open Education in 2030 in Europe might look with a major focus on Open Educational Resources and Practices in each of the following education sectors:
(a) Lifelong Learning (Submission deadline: 31 March 2013)
(b) School Education (Submission deadline: 28 April 2013)
(c) Higher Education (Submission deadline: 7 May 2013)
More information is available here.

2012 EUROCALL Proceedings

The EUROCALL 2012 proceedings are now online. All the research papers will be available at the following address on December 15:

EUROCALL Proceedings

We look forward to reading the contributions of our colleages.

EUROCALL provides insightful presentations on practices related to ICT, web 2.0 tools and social media in classroom and higher education.

The European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning currently represents 33 countries and it has its own online publication (biannual).

Infodays for the 2013 Lifelong Learning Programme: Nov. 12, 2012

Don’t miss the Infodays for the 2013 Call for proposals of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission!
The event can be attended online, too.
Registration for the event will open by end September
More information here.

Digital Agenda for Europe: A strategy for a digital economy by 2020

Research and innovation is a key pillar of the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE). The DAE is the European Commission’s strategy to deliver sustainable economic and social benefits from a digital single market based on fast and ultra fast internet and interoperable applications. The Research and innovation pillar of the DAE focuses on maintaining Europe’s competitive edge in ICT R&I through increased coordination and elimination of Europe’s fragmented efforts.

More information and current activities can be found here

Hot off the press: “Connectivism: Design & Delivery of Social Networked Learning”

The Special Issue on “Connectivism: Design and Delivery of Social Networked Learning” of the IRRODL journal (International review of research on open and distance learning) has just been published.

Some of the top contributions include:

The PLE Conference 2011: a top annual event

The PLE Conference 2011!

Following the highly successful inaugural event in Barcelona (#PLE_BCN) in 2010, this year’s PLE Conference will be held at the University of Southampton from July 11th ­ to 13th 2011.

The PLE Conference is intended to produce a space for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experience and research around the development and implementation of PLEs – including the design of environments and the sociological and educational issues that they raise. Whilst the conference includes a traditional research paper strand, we particularly encourage proposals for sessions in different formats including workshops, posters, debates, café sessions and demonstrations aiming to sustain the dynamic, vibrant and interactive discussion established by the opening event in Barcelona in 2010.

Call for contributions

Deadline Saturday 26th March

The conference organisers welcome 500-800 word abstracts for full or short research papers. Submissions for other types of presentation, such as workshops, symposia, demonstrations and installations are also encouraged. These can be submitted electronically via ConfTool http://pleconf.cs.uni-paderborn.de/ . The full guidelines for submissions can be downloaded here.

Conference themes

Conference themes include (but are not limited to):

  • Theories and frameworks for Personal Learning Environments
  • Technologies and software for developing Personal Learning Environments
  • PLEs in Practice (case studies, approaches to using PLEs)
  • Educational institutions, change and PLEs
  • Pedagogical approaches to managing personal learning
  • The development and management of Personal Learning Networks
  • Mobile PLEs and augmented reality
  • Supporting informal and contextual learning
  • Using PLEs in organisations
  • Using PLEs for Work Based Learning
  • Mash-up PLEs
  • Presentation formats
  • Future visions:  Quo vadis PLE?
For more information-
Web: http://www.pleconf.com
Email: info@pleconf.com
Hash code: #PLE_SOU

An international TEL conference: EC-TEL 2011

EC-TEL 2011 – Sixth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

Towards Ubiquitous Learning

20-23 September 2011, Palermo, Italy

EC-TEL is a unique setting for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in Technology Enhanced Learning from Europe and other continents to meet together and exchange on the current challenges and advances in the field. At EC-TEL, experts and young researchers in Computer Science, Education, Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Social Science, as well as entrepreneurs have the
opportunity to establish collaborations, strengthen their links and cross-fertilize their core disciplines.

EC-TEL 2011 will push further the Ubiquitous Learning paradigm by not only tackling the challenges of exploiting new trendy devices in various contexts, but also by investigating ways to meet and support formally and informally the learners in their learning playgrounds and social environments thanks to innovative scenarios

More information at: www.ec-tel.eu