Transnational Analysis of the Transferability to Higher Education of Corporate Active Learning on Soft Skills


This work was carried by the eLene4Life project between the end of 2018 and March 2019 through a set of nearly 50 interviews to HR managers, trainers and CEOs all over Europe.

It captures the state-of-the-art of innovative methodologies and activities fostering the acquisition of soft skills in the Corporate field, and explores their transferability into the Higher Education context.

The aim is to provide universities with examples, scenarios and good practices for the improvement of soft and transversal skills training that are used in corporate training.

Main goal:

  • Explore the corporate approach to soft skills / essential / transversal skills training;
  • Identify good innovative practices in such field;
  • Provide the basis in order to establish a network of companies and universities.

If you are a university teacher, or also a higher education decision-makers, these findings can be useful for you in order to integrate, on a structured basis, some of the Active Learning practices successfully implemented within companies.

This work can also be interesting for students, school teachers and of course trainers and HR managers in the corporate sector, as the collected methodologies and the set of digital tools described may work as an inspiration for future activities in soft skills development.

The results are available in three different formats, according to your needs and on how much you would like to get deeper into it.

Our Project Objective

eLene4Life supports curriculum innovation in higher education (HE) through the development of active learning approaches for transversal skills, with the ultimate aim of improving students’ employability.


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This project has been funded by Erasmus + programme of the European Union.

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The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

This project No. 2018-1-FR01-KA203-047829 has been funded by Erasmus + programme of the European Union.