EDL – Emotional Distance Learning. Emotional management to support the social and individual challenges of distance learning

The effects of the Covid 19 pandemic, the confinement, the suspension of face-to-face training activities, as well as the various security and social distancing measures have definitively established e-learning as a key element in the education and training industry. Whether at school, higher education or adult education level, distance learning is here to stay, with its advantages and disadvantages. In fact, although this was already a clear upward trend, companies, organisations and public or private institutions have reinforced their commitment to e-learning. In addition to being adapted to health conditions (which can be a possible eventuality), e-learning has shown some of its enormous advantages, as it universalises and democratizes knowledge and access to the sources of knowledge. Therefore, e-learning is an essential element to avoid a gap in adult education, generating inequality of opportunities and social and economic fracture between different sectors of the population. But, as we have seen in recent months, there are also counteracting factors that affect not only learners but also trainers. Some of these are inherent to online learning, such as the struggle with isolation, loneliness, lack of personal interaction or the need to find intrinsic motivation.

The vision we have for EDL is to transfer to online adult education the enormous amount of literature and research that has been described over the last year on the need to implement emotional management tools in school education. Thus, in the face of the unstoppable trend of e-learning in adult education, we would improve not only the quality and impact of teaching, but also the mastery of emotional, social and human competences of both trainers and learners. EDL aims to develop a training programme for facilitators and students to learn how to manage the flood of emotions generated by online training in an appropriate and operative way. The main goal of EDL is to generate a positive impact on the mass of European trainers and trainees in the online training industry, improving the management of this situation, which in most cases is anomalous and has been forced in recent months. In this sense, EDL will pay special attention to both intrapersonal management aspects (stress, anxiety, uncertainty, sleep problems) and interpersonal aspects (social, family and couple relationships, loneliness).

Participating Organisations: 

  1. INDEPCIE SCA (Spain)
  1. Skill Up Srl (Italy)
  1. Eurospeak Limited (Ireland)
  1. Babel Idioma y Cultura SL (Spain)
  1. Akadimos KEK (Greece)

EDL target groups:

  • Direct target groups:
  • Trainers,
  • Learners and
  • Facilitators of online adult education
  •  Indirect target groups:
  • Companies which train adult organisations
  • National policymakers and accreditation bodies
  • Networks and clusters extant in the industry

Specific project objectives 

  • To raise awareness of the mental and emotional effects of online training.
  • To take on board the need to emotionally manage the effects of online training.
  • To understand the implications of online training from both a personal and social point of view – In relation to the previous point, to understand the intra- and interpersonal areas of emotional intelligence.
  • To know the points of improvement of emotional intelligence applied to the formative process.
  • To improve professional/family conciliation.


Stay tuned for more EDL news!

Read the latest news about the project here.

Switch on

Introduction to the project

“SWITCH ON”, is a comprehensive educational program that addresses the problem of social and professional exclusion among Europeans aged 55+ in today’s labor market. The main objective of the partnership is to increase the professional capacity of trainers and HR professionals working with people 55+

To achieve this goal, the international partnership will develop a comprehensive educational program and innovative materials that support the development, integration and well-being of people aged 55+ in their workplace. Additionally, in order to make sure that the materials developed by the partnership are proven in practice, we will conduct a series of 40 evaluation workshops (10 in each partner country).


Target groups:

  • Trainers Leaders HR Professionals
  • Employees Ages 55+
  • Employees working with person 55+

The project will develop an E-COURSEBOOK compendium of knowledge for trainers and HR professionals working with people aged 55+. The E-COURSEBOOK, will consist of three modules. MODULE A. guidance in coaching, MODULE B. 30 workshop scenarios, MODULE C. case study. Over the course of the project, the partnership will also develop 60 coaching cards included in the POWER BOX, as well as an E-GAME ROOM – a free platform for self-creation of team-building quizzes.


Partner organizations

  • Spread Your Wings Team
  • VIOne Consulting
  • Akadimos

Read the latest news about the project here.

Read the informative flyer of the Switch On project here


Project description

The overall objective of BLOSSOM is to improve learning opportunities of adult women with low qualifications by strengthening their basic competences as literacy, numeracy and digital skills focused on business development. BLOSSOM is for adult low-qualified women and experts, providers, or policymakers in adult education.

Aim of the BLOSSOM project:

BLOSSOM aims to enhance women adults’ individual scope of action in the labour market and other areas of life by providing the full, interactive, and innovative training approach together with assessment tool which will provide the necessary feedback on needs and new skills and competencies acquired.  Our FOCUS is the ACQUISITION or IMPROVEMENT of BUSINESS LITERACY, NUMERACY AND DIGITAL SKILLS of ADULT LOW-QUALIFIED WOMEN. In particular, the challenge of massive UNEMPLOYMENT that forces the target to be more entrepreneurial and better skilled to find appropriate work or start their own business.

The following priorities of adult education will be realized with the implementation of the BLOSSOM project:

  • Improving the availability of high-quality learning opportunities for adults.
  • Addressing digital transformation through development of digital readiness, resilience, and capacity.
  • Creating upskilling pathways, improving accessibility, and increasing take-up of adult education.

Partner organizations:

  • Valencia Innohub (Spain)
  • Growth Consultants (Cyprus)
  • CPIP (Romania)
  • CWEP (Poland)
  • AKADIMOS KDVM (Greece)

Read the latest news of the project here: https://blossom.erasmus.site/

You can find all the BLOSSOM newsletters here:

1. Blossom Newsletter
2. Blossom Newsletter
3. Blossom Newsletter
4. Blossom Newsletter


Project description:

Cultural tourism is a growing industry in the EU, with 4 out of 10 European tourists choosing their destination based on its cultural offering. However, in rural areas, small businesses in the tourism industry lack cooperation and workforce skills and qualifications.

The project is designed to address the needs of local communities and tourism professionals in rural and/or deprived areas by providing them with the necessary skills and competencies to promote their local area in the field of cultural tourism through a training course and the use of digital technology. The project also includes the creation of an online resource platform and an open badges accreditation system to validate the learners’ knowledge.

The Decode project aims to promote upskilling pathways for cultural tourism operators in rural and/or deprived areas and provide them with an innovative and interactive training program. The expected results of the project include:

Objectives of the project:

  • Promoting upskilling pathways for cultural tourism operators in rural and/or deprived areas.
  • An innovative and interactive training program for cultural tourism operators in rural and/or deprived areas.
  • A learning, teaching, and training activity for at least 12 adult educators in the field of cultural tourism.
  • An online resource platform with interactive material and an open badges accreditation system for skill validation.

The Decode project is an important initiative that will help bridge the skills and competencies gap in the cultural tourism industry in rural and/or deprived areas. The consortium partners bring together a range of skills and expertise to implement this project and ensure its success.


Partner organizations:

  • Dalpro (Norway)
  • Veksttorget (Norway)
  • Institute of Sustainable Education and Development (Germany)
  • Synthesis Center of Education (Cyprus)
  • Vienna Association of Education Volunteers (Austria)
  • AKADIMOS KDVM (Greece)

Read the latest news of the project here: https://projectdecode.eu/


The COPILOT project has the following objectives:

To identify approaches and digital methodologies used by schools to support teachers and school leaders with digital transformation.

To explore the creation of dynamic professional environments in schools.

To increase the capacity and professionalism of partners to work at EU/International level.

Partner organizations:

  • University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • IES Cristobal Monroy (Spain)
  • AKADIMOS KDVM (Greece)


Read the latest news of the project here: https://copilot.ie/


Project description and objectives

The IMPADE project aims to innovate within the adult learning sector for Greece and Norway regarding basic skills and vocational education. The project aims to create a new theoretical model upon which learning and teaching templates can be created and furthermore, the projects aim to create digital tools which can be easily implemented in the templates.

Partner organizations:

  • BRIGA AS (Norway)
  • AKADIMOS KDVM (Greece)

Read the latest news of the project here: https://impadeerasmusplus.wordpress.com/


Project description

The project proposes theoretical concepts and practical solutions in order participants to understand the issue of violence in intimate relationships be aware of the main forms of violence prevention in relationships think about new ideas to raise awareness towards the topic.

Objectives of the project

  • Increasing and sharing knowledge and skills on how to prevent violence.
  • Social assistance and welfare, prevention of bullying, inclusion, promoting equality and non-discrimination.

Partner organizations

  • AKADIMOS KDVM (Greece)

Read the latest news of the project here: https://www.preventingviolence.it/?fbclid=IwAR2lhlG9bxGsdaPwo_WE88JvlrXcHbBJAstGw0wZp_x1rCimDvThdBW17Ws


Project description and objectives

Mermaids for Inclusion” aims to establish finswimming and related water-based physical activities as a brand-new sport in Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Kosovo. The core of our mission is to give equal opportunities to all to enjoy their rights and participate in community and social life, regardless of their background. Sports activities, like finswimming, are potent catalysts for inclusion and creating more cohesive societies. They foster a healthy and supportive environment where socially vulnerable groups and local communities can converge, meet, and interact.

Partner organizations

  • KOMET Finswimming team (Croatia)
  • Bravo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • KSU Otrila (Kosovo)
  • AKADIMOS KDVM (Greece)


Through collaborative efforts, project partners have meticulously crafted a Handbook for Best Practices and Guidelines, along with a comprehensive Practice Guide tailored for sports coaches. Additionally, they’ve devised a Conceptual Model Framework aimed at inspiring progressive and transformative change


Read the latest news of the project here: http://finswimmingteam-komet.hr/mermaids-for-inclusion/


Project description

The project proposes the development of knowledge and skills to promote the social and occupational inclusion of people with disabilities by improving their accessibility to e-skills.The project aims to raise awareness within local communities and across Europe about the importance of inclusion for people with disabilities. By focusing on the development of a local and European network, we strive to promote work and social inclusion for people with disabilities through the enhancement of digital skills.

Objectives of the project

  • Deepen the problem of accessibility of people with disabilities to digital skills in Italy and Greece.
  • Increase and share, among the staff of partner organizations and their reference networks, knowledge and skills.
  • Directly involve people with disabilities in all phases of project implementation
  • Promote and test initiatives for the share of digital skills to people with disabilities present in the communities of reference.
  • Social and labour inclusion

Partner organizations

  • Better Social(Italy)

Read the latest news of the project here: https://www.digitalforinclusion.com/


Project description

The NextGen Business initiative strives to assist organizations in embracing digital advancements and seamlessly adopting new technologies. The main goal is to develop comprehensive proposals that enhance an organization’s ability to embark on transformative journeys by utilizing cutting-edge digital tools. The Next Generation Business initiative is focused on creating innovative proposals that support organizations in implementing digital changes and effectively integrating new technologies. By recognizing and promoting effective strategies, the initiative aims to pioneer solutions that utilize digital technologies, ultimately improving efficiency. These solutions will modernize existing approaches, outline essential skill sets, encourage teamwork within the organization, optimize employee performance, and enhance adaptability to change. Through this comprehensive approach, the initiative envisions a future where businesses excel in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

Objectives of the project

  • Support organizations in embracing digital advancements and integrating new technologies.
  • Develop comprehensive proposals for transformative journeys leveraging cutting-edge digital tools.
  • Modernize existing methodologies and define essential skill sets.

Partner organizations

-Training Academy(Italy)

-Associação POIOMAR(Portugal)


Read the latest news of the project here: https://nextgenbusiness.eu/index.html