CPIP is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2005. It aims to make lifelong learning accessible to different communities through the co-funding by the European Commission.
What does CPIP do?
“We promote the process of co-creation as part of any initiative, from participatory research to innovative pedagogy in training and from supporting professional communities to experimenting with democratic processes in public hearings”, says Daiana Huber, who works as Program Manager at CPIP. “We are a team of experts in educational sciences and technical project management”. The members of the team are dedicating their focus and skills in areas such as:
- professionalisation of teaching,
- career guidance,
- curriculum development and basic skills acquisition,
- capacity building and administrative reform,
- community engagement and volunteering.
“We work with an excellent representation of major voices in education and training in Romania, such as state, private actors, and civil society. We also work in a European context with partners from all over Europe and beyond”, says Huber.
Why do you think it’s important to be a member of EAEA?
“Being part of EAEA gives us representation, access to new ideas and questions, energy and synergy to carry out work that is not always easy, well received or pleasant. Learning is going out of one’s comfort zone, and doing that is never an easy mission”, says Huber. “But being a member of EAEA means that you have the support you need. It is not only about having access to information, but it is just as much – if not even more – about information from our local communities, reaching out in Europe. EAEA is a great mediator of information and we are proud to be a member of this adult education and learning family”.
“We work with an excellent representation of major voices in education and training in Romania, such as state, private actors, and civil society. We also work in a European context with partners from all over Europe and beyond”.
What are the future plans of CPIP?
“In the following period, CPIP’s focus will be on networking, outreach, bringing more professionals and practitioners closer to research and development projects”, states Huber. “We are the coordinators and permanent secretariat to a team called ‘Network of Lifelong Learning Professionals Involved in European Project Management.’ In November, we will have our annual meeting in Vienna, where we will define the project ideas that will be developed in 2023 based on the specific ground level needs that our members will bring to the table.
In this sense, we also represent the voices of learners, professionals and practitioners in the field of education and training. And with more than 95 active members, we do have an impact on the ERASMUS budget, with all the proposals going into the members’ national agencies. So our plan is to put more emphasis on this volunteer work that we do, alongside all our partners”.
Text: Dimitra Kladia, EAEA