The new NEF+ project

NEF+ is a new initiative co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU, that aims to foster and expand a digital community of Outdoor Learning. NEF+ is a response to the need of a platform that disseminates the Outdoor Learning methodology for vocational education and training (VET).

This initiative has its origins in the New Education Forum that takes place since 2015, a platform to exchange knowledge in VET, education, and the labour market. And the FOLM project, that has been successfully providing youngsters with the transversal skills required to enter the labour market thought Outdoor Learning since 2018. This time, NEF+ aims to enhance OL through digital means and the creation of an open digital library of resources in OL.

What is NEF?

The New Education Forum is a space for exchanging knowledge, experiences, and contacts in the fields of vocational education and training, learning and labour market. NEF acts at a European level and has representatives from more than 190 institutions: European Regions and Cities, higher education and research institutions, VET providers, industry representatives coming from 17 EU countries compose the NEF network.

Events calendar

NEF Kraków 2024

NEF Kraków 2024

Book: March 13-14, 2024.
Stanisław Wyspiański Hall of the City Council of Kraków (Plac Wszystkich Świętych 3-4), Kraków, Poland

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NEF Vigo 2024

NEF Vigo 2024

Book: February 22, 2024.
University of Vigo, Spain. Edificio Redeiras, Berbés, Vigo, Spain

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NEF Brussels 2023

NEF Brussels 2023

Book: December 5, 2023.
BusinessEurope, the Conference Centre, Av. De Cortenbergh 168, BE-1000 Brussels, room “EUROPE” floor -1.

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Our panellists

Paz Díaz Nieto

General Director for European Funds of the Cantabrian Government

Sabine Verheyen

Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT)

Prof Arnold Kłonczyński

Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Education Quality, Gdańsk University

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From Outdoors to Labour Market

The FOLM project – “From Outdoors to Labour Market” will determine if the Outdoor Learning model can activate NEETs (990 from 3 countries in total) to advance their life and professional skills to become confident and active citizens. FOLM addresses the main challenge of youth who are disengaged in education, training or employment, by providing a stimulating and innovative means for them to recognize their strengths/talents, strengthen soft skills, build self-esteem/self-awareness and fortify attitudes for employment.