Powerhead (project)

Empowering Higher Education in Adopting Digital Learning

Project description

Higher education institutions are embracing digital learning today but mostly, this seems to happen ad-hoc, in a haphazard way. Therefore, a more structural approach is needed, as suggested by the Paris Communiqué (2018). The Bologna implementation report (2018) states that different Bologna countries are at different levels of implementation of national policies in this area. The project thus aims at exchange of knowledge and good practices between countries that are geographically well spread in Europe and implemented digital learning in a different way. The project started in December 2020 and runs for two years.

Project partners

The project is coordinated by the Flemish Department of Education and Training, and will be implemented in cooperation with the Flemish Education Council  and the Ministry of Education and Science in Latvia.


How can national authorities support higher education institutions on this topic, given their autonomy? How can digital learning in higher education be stimulated? This projects builds upon an analysis of the needs of higher education institutions to enhance digital learning in higher education. This project aims at developing guidelines for partner (and other) countries for a national policy on digital learning in higher education at two levels: guidelines for a national policy strategy on digital learning in higher education & guidelines including recommendations for higher education institutions.

Target groups

The target groups of this project are: national authorities of the EHEA-countries (reachable through the BFUG) and the stakeholders of higher education (higher education institutions, students, academic staff, employers).

Planned activities

The project plans an analysis of the needs of higher education institutions in the participating countries, the comparison of this analysis with the results of the same analysis in the other participating countries, the confrontation of these results with other peers, and the publication of guidelines.

Expected impact

Enhancing and stimulating digital learning relates to the priority of Learning and Teaching of the Bologna process, but also plays a part in the realisation of mobility, the social dimension and lifelong learning. The impact expected is multidimensional.


In the course of the project, the partners will finalize a set of deliverables, according to the engagements made in the project application. The deliverables will be published in this section.