The “Europäische Bildungsinitiative” EBI – (in English European Initiative for Education EIE) – is a Private Non-Profit Education and Training Association located in Wiener Neustadt /Austria. EBI’s mission is to endorse an innovative approach to education, training, and culture. The target groups are adult learners and teachers/trainers in Adult Education.
The three departments of the EBI are
- A training unit,
- A technical unit (focusing on the creation of multimedia teaching content, maintenance of learning platforms, and programming individual solutions in the frame of offered training) and
- A special research group.
All trainers and assistant teachers graduated from ITC and are experienced in project management, e-learning, Technology Enhanced Learning (and Teaching, TELT), Distance Learning, Blended Learning, and Flipped Learning 3.0 . They also are experienced in different kinds of education (IST-Trainings in the frame of Grundtvig or today ERASMUS+) and speak fluent English (at minimum C1-level).
Scope of activities
The scope of the EBI is the development of special training courses, new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as the participation in international projects to gain new knowledge and competencies and to disseminate the research results and experiences created during the provided courses, research work and active involvement in teaching to others (in Europe).
Courses, Education & Research
The association is involved in the education of adults and of teachers/trainers in Adult Education (AE). Furthermore, the association engages in research focusing on teaching methods (e-learning, Blended Learning and technology-enhanced teaching & training). The EBI offers IST-Training Courses in e-learning, Technology Enhanced Learning, Blended Learning, Multimedia-Based Presentations, Project Management, and Content Management Systems. In the last ten years approx. 700 learners attended the courses, several books were published, and researchers of the EBI contributed to international conferences (in the field of innovation, technologically enhanced teaching, and training).
The association was involved in several LLP cooperations like Grundtvig Learning Partnerships as well as in a Multilateral Grundtvig Project (539717-LLP-1-2013-1-ITGRUNDTVIG-GMP) as a specialist in Blended Learning and multimedia-based content.
The EBI was the coordinator of the Erasmus+ “Flipped Adult Education” (2018-1-AT01-KA204-039224) and “InterMedia” (2020-1-AT01-KA204-078005)
The association is well-connected in Europe – this covers similar institutions as well as AE providers (and their Umbrella Organisations) and universities. In Austria, there are intensive contacts with technical and pedagogical universities, as well as with other similar institutions.
Web page: www.advanced-training.net
Responsible project manager: Peter Mazohl