On May 11th and 12th, our 3rd NIILS transnational partner meeting took place at Akdeniz University in Antalya.

The main topics of the first meeting day were the presentation of the PR1 Comparative Report, which provides a comparative synthesis of the findings from the NIILS Country Context Reports; the exchange of the PR2 Users’ Perspective Analysis from each partner country; the presentation of the current status of the PR3 Mapping Platform as well as the presentation of the PR4 Learning Communities’ co-creation framework.

Filiz Keser Aschenberger and Gregor Radinger gave an insight into the PR1 Comparative Report prepared by the University for Continuing Education Krems (Austria) which presents the state of the art of informal and non-conventional learning spaces in the project countries. It summarizes the characteristics and usability of informal learning spaces, as well as the awareness and strategies for these spaces in the partner countries.

Following this, each project partner presented the current status of the PR2 Users’ Perspective Analysis in their country. Katja Ninnemann, Susanne Geister and Jennifer Schneidt from HTW Berlin, (Germany) presented the next steps for the PR2 Synthesis Report, which will summarize the results from the partner countries.

Regarding the PR3 Mapping Platform, Tommaso Empler from the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) gave an overview of the latest updates, which include additional photos of available spaces and a new filtering system. Furthermore, the procedure for the second round of walking interviews with students, who will test the adapted mapping platform during these interviews, was discussed.

Gintarė Gulevičiūtė from the Mykolos Romeris University, Vilnius(Lithuania) presented the current status of the PR4 Learning Communities’ co-creation framework and the next steps.

Finally, Evrim Cetinkaya Yildiz and Seval Apaydin from Akdeniz University, Antalya (Turkey) presented their suggestions for the PR5 Recommendations and Guidance, which was discussed with all partners.

For the second day of the project meeting, the Akdeniz University partners organized a tour of the informal learning spaces on campus and a visit to Dokuma Park, where one of the largest libraries of Antalya is located.

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