Declic’in Project

What is the impact of a changing world on the employment and the plans for the future of Europe’s youth today? Taking for granted the globalisation of products and services, are innovation and R&D to be globalised as well? The internet and hyperconnectivity have already brought along and exponentially increased flow of information. Ever increasing accesibility of ever more people to this knowledge is about to generate a boost of innovation and rapid change processes. The depletion of natural resources in a world subject to demographic ageing necessitates innovation towards a greener and socially more even future. With Declic’in project partners are opening doors for adolescents to participate in these ‘new’ industries.

Declic’In partners are believers in a system of vocational training which is able to meet the expectations of European industries – whereas the social impact of quick societal changes can be limited as much as economical revival is facilitated.

What is our vision on learning & development practices of tomorrow? Blended learning is seen as a direct interchange and communication channel between different kinds of media – and is thus an excellent tool for the development of skills, both online and offline. We see a world in which an ever growing number of people is about to be engaged in specialised sectors of learning and instructional design. All this will be an imperative to quick responsiveness towards the ongoing processes of innovation. People with different educational backgrounds and competences will meet and set up ad hoc  laboratories based on their needs of the moment.

But what about those who are unable to get access to the new technologies? What to do with gender based discrepancies in the creative and innovative professions? How to support the next generation in their journey towards novel industrial sectors? How should education fit in with the current pace of change? What kind of measures do we need the local authorities to take in order to circumvent the looming danger of talent drain? So many questions, so many challenges.

With a number of European cooperative projects, timelab aims at staying involved in the current debates on how new means and innovative methods, inspired by co-creation and cross-professional learning, can add to the quality of life in the world of tomorrow.

The partners in Declic’In invite youngsters to build their own 3D printers and set up production processes. Thus, teenagers acquire a hands-on experience with mechanics, electronics and design. Moreover they learn how to work in teams, how to develop professional attitudes and how to  develop competences in order to launch themselves in industry, design and automation environments. Apart from working together under the European umbrella, each partner commits to generating ties with local organisations for vocational education and industry.

Having thus created a stream of invaluable documentation and continuous evaluation of the process, we aim at developing a proven method for professional orientation and motivation.

Declic’In is a project with:

  • Le Greta du Velay, laboratoire Pédagogique (FR)
  • CEPS, Barcelona (ES)
  • Timelab, Gent (BE)
  • Droit et Devoir, Mons (BE)
  • Nieuwland Automatisering, Wageningen (NL)
  • BBAG, Berlijn (DE)

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