LieDM association actively participates in numberous Erasmus+ and other European projects.


The recognition and transfer of individual credits through ECTS was created for an era of physical mobility and is optimized accordingly. EU recognition instruments, such as the diploma supplement and the EQF, support the award of qualifications in the areas of formal learning and are supported by recognition procedures for non-formal and informal learning.

While these tools can be used to support open education and virtual mobility, a number of caveats exist to their use, including that:

  • little to no guidance exists on how to document virtual mobility / open education experiences for the purposes of credit transfer;
  • procedures for recognition of prior learning or of non-formal/informal learning do not scale to the massive numbers of students enrolling in open education programmes such as MOOCs;
  • there is no European approach to recognizing, transferring or scaling open education modules.

These problems are so pronounced, that many open educational providers are creating parallel systems of credentials that are not even described in terms of ECTS – leading to a situation where millions of students per year are enrolling in open courses offered by universities which do not necessarily award valid or recognized forms of credit.

OEPass intends to address these issues by creating a standard format for describing open education and virtual mobility experiences in terms of ECTS which:

  • addresses common criticisms (lack of trust) of open education, in particular with respect to student assessment and identity;
  • is scalable to hundreds or thousands of students through automatic issuing and verification of certificates;
  • can capture a wide range of non-formal and formal open education experiences.

Project No. 2017-1-DE01-KA203-003546
Project coordinator: Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Heilbronn – DHBW, Germany
Contact person at LieDM association: Estela Daukšienė (
Project duration: 2017.11.01 – 2020.01.31
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Project No. 2016-1-HU01-KA202-022916
Project coordinator: Budapest University of Technology and Economics – BME, Hungary
Contact person at LieDM association: Estela Daukšienė (
Project duration: 2016.11.01 – 2018.10.31
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Other project partners:

  • Lithuanian Association of Distance and e-Learning – LieDM, Lithuania
  • Vytautas Magnus University – VMU, Lithuania
  • Baden-Würtemberg Cooperative State University Heilbronn – DHBW, Germany
  • Universidad de la Iglesia de Deusto – UDEUSTO, Spain

The project aims to foster the open collaboration of HE teachers and VET trainers to design online, open and collaborative learning activities for diverse target groups embedding digital, social, and intercultural competences.

In order to meet this aim, the partnership will develop training materials and organise face-to-face, week long training events where teachers and trainers will be able to

  • develop skills to digitalise quality learning resources, to design online collaborative learning activities embedding digital, social, and intercultural competence development, and to tutor international, intercultural diverse learner groups,
  • collaborate designing mutually online and open curriculum for diverse international learner groups, and
  • establish open educational practices for future references.

The project will enhance access to training for all through C-VET developing online and open curriculum and empowering teacher and trainer collaboration.

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Project No. 2015-1-ES01-KA201-016090
Project coordinator: Fundacion Deusto, Spain
Project partner: LieDM association
Contact person at LieDM association: Vida Žvinienė (
Project duration: 2015.11.01 – 2018.04.30
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Other project partners:

  • Ellinogermaniki Agogi S.A. (EA), Greece
  • Universita Degli Studi di Palermo (UNIPA), Italy
  • Hariduse Infotehnoloogia Sihtasutus (HITSA), Estonia


ODL equips European school teachers to use micro-MOOC – an innovative approach for deploying STEM laboratories. By applying these to everyday teaching practices, ODL strengthens the profile of the teaching profession.

The project objectives are to:

  • Establish a MOOC platform comprising a collection of micro-MOOCs, learning scenarios, OERs, and STEM laboratories.
  • Embed STEM micro-MOOCs in school curricula.
  • Disseminate micro-MOOCs with STEM labs to a wide range of EU audiences.

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Project No. 2014-1-LT01-KA202-000562
Project coordinator: Šiauliai VET
Project partner: LieDM association
Head of the Project: Airina Volungevičienė (
Project coordinator Estela Daukšienė (
Project duration: 2014.09.01 – 2016.08.31
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Other project partners:

  • Universidade Aberta (UAb), Portugal
  • European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN), UK
  • Fondo Formación Euskadi (FFE), Spain
  • Auxilium pro Regionibus Europae in Rebus Culturalibus (Aux), Austria

The aim of OPENPROF project is to foster open and international professional collaboration for innovation by training them to openly collaborate in the development of online innovative curriculum designing using open educational resources. The requirements raised in this project for the innovation of curriculum will allow to create learning services suitable for diverse learners and target groups, including work – based learning.

The training materials created during the project implementation focus on OER sustainability models, tools for OER creation and adaptation and teaching programm adaptation for work-based teaching and learning. Project partners will collaborate on OER creation and adaptation, as well as their integration into modules for work-based teaching and learning. 

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Project No. LLP-LDV-TOI-2011-LT-0087
Project coordinator: Vytautas Magnus University
Project partner: LieDM association
Head of the project: dr. Airina Volungevičienė
Project coordinator: Estela Daukšienė
Project duration: 2011.10.01 – 2013.09.30
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Other project partners:

  • European foundation for quality and e-learning (EFQUEL), Belgium
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
  • SCIENTER, Italy
  • Kaunas VET (KMPPMC), Lithuania
  • Fondo Formación Euskadi (FFE), Spain
  • European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN), UK

REVIVE VET project aims to review and revive VET practices applying innovative ICT integration methodologies and building online communities of VET and cVET professionals, who collaboratively work together, seeking to improve the quality, attractiveness and accessibility of VET services.

Broadening the forms of collaboration for school community introducing the model of shaping the moral values and innovative educational methods

Project No. VP1-2.2-ŠMM-05-K-01-070
Project coordinator LieDM association
The head of the project: dr. Airina Volungevičienė
Project coordinator: Gintarė Vaitonytė
Project duration: 2010.11.25 – 2012.11.24 


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After implementation of the project the forms for school community collaboration is going to be broader as the model of shaping moral values and innovative educational methods are implemented in formal and informal education. Following international experience, innovative tools for project target group collaboration in local and national level are applied by creating networking collaboration possibilities for school communities. The focus is on positive attitude in different age groups of school pupils, integration of family and parents into informal educational activities, and developing competences of tolerance in the school community. Project exploitation is ensured by activities created in virtual learning environment and the created tradition of school community collaboration for solving social and psychological problems.

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