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Menon Network (Menon)
Research and innovation network

 Contact details
Contact personFabio Nascimbeni
StreetRue de Deux Eglises, 35 
Address 1000 - Brussels (Belgium) 
Phone+32 2 639 30 30 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)11-25 
Organisation TypeNon profit 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Other humanities
» Other social sciences
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)

 Brief description of your activity focus
European research and innovation network representing a rather unique integration of multidisciplinary expertise and “Innovative thinking”

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
We foster and smoothen innovation processes in areas such as education and lifelong learning, international S&T cooperation, knowledge society, social inclusion. We do so by facilitating the understanding of the processes of change happening in society, by engaging stakeholders in dialogue processes at differnt levels, and by offering evidence-based reccomendations for policy and practice, at local, national, EU and international level. We draw a comprehensive and diverse knowledge base combining research methods and their applications; network development and implementation; policy analysis and monitoring and valorizing innovative practices.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Structural changes in the knowledge economy and society
» Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges
» Mutual learning and co-operation

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleWidening IST Networking Development Support in the Caribbean
AcronymWINDS Caribe
Specific ThemeICT for development
Project #2
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleFostering EU-Caribbean Research and Innovation Networks
Specific ThemeEnhancing bi-regional research capacities with the Caribbean
Project websitehttp://www.eucarinet.eu/
Project #3
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleEnhancing Scientific Cooperation between the European Union and Central America
Specific ThemeEnhancing bi-regional research capacities with Central America
Project websitehttp://www.enlace-project.eu/
Project #4
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleAlliance for Information Society - International Stakeholders Networking
Acronym@LIS ISN
Specific Themestrengthening the impact of the @LIS programme amongst the users communities by creating, structur.
Project websitehttp://www.alis-online.org, www.red-vitalis.org
Project #5
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleSupporting international collaboration on Educational Research across Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia
Specific Themeconsolidation of the European Research Area in the field of education, training and Lifelong Learnin
Project websitehttp://www.cfp.upv.es/webs/sincere/inicio/main.jsp

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
MENON has been working in more than 30 countries, in Europe, Latin America and Asia. In these regions, MENON can count on an extended network of partners and experts in its fields of interest and can mobilise the energies of a number of key actors and networks in these areas. Thanks to its international team of experts, MENON can work in 12 languages and in many different cultural environments.

MENON has been the initiator of a number of successful sustainable initiatives transforming research and pilot projects into long-term oriented ventures. In the field of e-learning quality, MENON has contributed to the creation of EFQUEL, the European Foundation for Quality in e-learning (www.qualityfoundation.org), a stable and broad network active as a forum for research and exchange of practices and visions in the field of learning quality. To support long-term cooperation between European and Latin American stakeholders in fields related to the Information Society, MENON has created the VIT@LIS network , counting with more than 400 members all over the two regions and active in exchanging experiences and solutions in the fields of e-learning, e-health, e-government, e-inclusion, etc. In the field of innovation in learning, MENON has been the initiator of the Learnovation Roundtable , an aggregation of the main European networks active in the field of ICT and innovation in Education and Training systems.

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