Web2Learn (W2L) is a business partner that offers high-quality digital learning and professional training solutions and services. The company is located in Thessaloniki, Greece, and specialises in two areas of activity : a) digital skills, microcredentials and open recognition systems and b) social networks and openness.

It offers services, training and expertise on digital skills, microcredentials and open recognition systems. This refers to the development, testing and evaluation of open accreditation systems for public and private micro-credential providers. Moreover, Web2Learn offers learning and training in Open Education with an emphasis on developing professional skills to embrace openness (cf. EU projects INOS, GraDAna, CRETE and iPEN, and the Council of Europe’s project ORD). In addition, Web2Learn develops services and products related to openness in education, science and policy. Web2Learn joins efforts with movements that advocate Openness, including Open Education and Open Educational Resources (OER), Open and citizen science, and Open data. In line with this, Web2Learn is actively involved in pan-European initiatives and networks such as DARIAH, CLARIN, European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), OpenAIRE, OpenAIRE connect, the ELIXIR working group on FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data, and it adopts Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) principles in the projects the company is involved with.

Web2Learn has also developed models for massive online participation in MOOCs and the role of technology in shaping engagement, social participation, and social inclusion (MOONLITE project). The company is also active with services in open innovation, as Web2Learn acts as host of hackathons (two challenges at the DigiEduHack 2020), and as mentor at hackathons (EUvsVirus ; EUvsVirus matchathon).

Web2Learn is engaged in fostering social inclusion and integration of migrants and refugees in European societies, especially through education and digital upskilling. In particular, Web2Learn has participated as a partner at the EU-funded MOONLITE projectthat developed Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)-based learning for students and refugees. Moreover, Katerina Zourou has participated in the P.R.E.S.S project (support refugees in Greece) for which she specifically dealt with the creation of paper and digital language resources for adult immigrants.

Web2Learn is co-author of the AGILE application. Its main tasks is leadership of WP4 “Academia-society resilience in refugee crises”. Web2Learn will place particular emphasis on developing and sustaining the open recognition of skills that will take place during the WP3 3-level interventions. Finally, Web2Learn is responsible for the sharing and promotion strategy of the AGILE project.

Contact : Katerina Zourou, Ph.D. info@web2learn.eu