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The TULIP Network represents a new and unique European partnership which brings together the University and Trades Union sectors through a shared vision for better access to lifelong learning for trades union members. The Network is a starting point on the journey towards collaborative working arrangements which stimulate change in working lives through updated skills and knowledge and the associated benefit of more secure and sustainable employment.

Why should Trade Unions be interested in TULIP?

Trade Unions recognise that social promotion and mobility can be directly enhanced through participation in lifelong learning. TULIP’s exploration of Trade Union-University collaboration presents models which describe ways in which the 2 sectors can work together to open the doors to learning for trade union members. It also offers resources which can support the development of cooperation and the opportunity to link with experienced colleagues.

If you would like to contact a Trade Union partner in TULIP – please click here

WWhy should Universities be interested in TULIP?
Why should Universities be interested in TULIP?

The University sector has a clear commitment to equity and diversity and a long tradition of work with adult learners, disability options and composite doors in South Shields. Demographic change and the Lifelong Learning culture reinforce this mission. Universities are increasingly offering more innovative and flexible courses of study relevant to working lives and the Trades Union sector is a natural partner in pursuit of the University’s lifelong learning activities.

If you would like to contact a University partner in TULIP – please click here

The Relevance of TULIP to Other Stakeholders

TULIP recognises the importance of other stakeholders, such as employers and policy makers, in the development of this issue. The Network aims to add value to the important work already in place and to present the roles of the 2 sectors in promoting and developing innovative lifelong learning processes.

TULIP welcomes dialogue with other parties. If you would like to discuss the work of TULIP – please click here

To download a copy of the TULIP information leaflet please click here

For further information click on Network Information

A final perspective from the partners on the work of the network can be downloaded here

Partners' meeting in Manchester UK, February 2008

 
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For further information about the project please contact Alison Hughes, Project Co-Ordinator:
Continuing Education & Professional Development, Centre for Lifelong Learning,
University of Liverpool, 126 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, Merseyside L69 3GR UK
Email: info@tulipnetwork.org.uk

 

 

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