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In 2005 blinc, the blended learning institutions’ cooperative was founded in Goettingen, Germany as a start-up network from based on former EU-funded LIFE and eLearning projects in the health, social and environmental sector.

In 2016 it is consisting of more than 30 organisations and individuals from 23 European countries.

blinc is a European network for educationalists and researchers and offers services and infrastructure to its members; especially in the fields fo VINFL and Competence Oriented Learning; promoting the exchange of know-how and experiences and the evaluation, dissemination, marketing and distribution of their services and products (Valorisation and Networking).

Experts from all educational sectors are members of the cooperative and have been working in the following project sectors:

  • Development of training concepts, courses and dissemination materials
  • Networking
  • Organisational Development
  • Evaluation of information and training offers

Since 2005 the blinc eG has been collaborating as partner organisation in 17 European funded projects. It has also carried out evaluations in 6 LLP projects.

Since December 2007 blinc eG has been appointed by its members to foster the valorisation of the LEVEL5 approach to validate informal learning.

Starting in 2012 we have been constantly customising and contextualising our approach and the related instruments in various informal learning areas; in Mobility Actions, Volunteering, Intercultural and Entrepreneurial learning programmes, European Project works and various learning on the job settings. We have been piloting LEVEL5 in different sectors in continuing professional developments, for instance in the service sector, in HR development, CSR or in CPD projects for educational professionals.

Since 2007 blinc has organised five REVEAL conferences with more than 400 participants on innovative approaches on competence oriented learning and validation.