In the time from 29th to 30th September 2022, the second transnational partner meeting of the NIILS project took place at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The main topics of the first day of the meeting were the exchange on the country context situation regarding inclusive informal learning spaces in higher education and the discussion of the results of the students’ survey, which was conducted within the NIILS project in May and June 2022. The partners from Mykolas Romeris University, HTWB, Akdeniz University and UWK presented their drafts of the country context reports. Completion of the reports is planned for October 2022. Based on this, UWK will prepare a comparative report that will give an insight into the overall situation in the partner countries and the European Union. The partners from HTWB presented an overview of the current status of the Users’ Perspective analysis as well as the next steps with a proposed timeline. Furthermore, a first insight into the descriptive results of the survey was presented and discussed in the consortium.

The partners from Mykolas Romeris University presented the methodological approach for the Learning Communities and proposals for the next steps, including case studies on inclusive informal learning spaces conducted by the partner institutions.

Finally, Jennifer Schneidt presented the results of her master thesis, carried out at HTWB in parallel with the NIILS project, on “Strategies to Promote Inclusive and Supportive Technologically Enhanced Informal Learning Spaces on Campus”. The results of the thesis and their relevance for the NIILS project were discussed in the consortium.

On the second day, the NIILS consortium visited the campus of Mykolas Romeris University to get an insight into the campus situation and the spatial infrastructure, with a focus on formal and informal learning spaces, such as spaces for group work or individual learning activities in the library, halls and corridors.

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