Aims and Products


Self-Assessment Kit

Other products:

The COMMIT Tools have been adapted into easy-to-use Moodle online courses. These courses are open to the public and can be accessed here

Two extra documents have been produced as a result of the exchanges and discussion held in the course of the project:

  • The Social dimension matrixwhich summarises and systemises the concepts and activities included in the Social Dimension, helping universities to organise ideas within the given frame
  • My ideal LLL University,   which emerged as a result of an intellectual exercise and lists the main features of a university that would be an ideal place for lifelong learning.

The COMMIT Tools and final products are also available in French:

Kit d'auto-évaluation


 Other products:

These documents may be freely used and copied for non-commercial purposes, provided that the source is acknowledged.


The aims and objectives of the project, as described in the proposal, were:


  1. Improve and enhance the social dimension of higher education in universities in Europe
  2. Support the development of a comprehensive strategy for promoting and monitoring increased levels of attainment in HE
  3. Firmly embed the social dimension in the strategy and practice of universities, particularly in those countries which had below average attainment rates in tertiary education in 2011
  4. To promote and support a commitment to change in universities in Europe
  5. To embed the policy and practice of ULLL in a strategy of wider social interaction


  1. Provide a collective and common understanding of the universities social dimension (WP2)
  2. Review and adapt the innovative tools developed in ALLUME, in order to include a wider social dimension (WP2)
  3. Design a new tool for monitoring attainment and test its feasibility (WP2)
  4. Train experts in 12 European universities to complete the self assessment tools and effectively prepare to be involved in collaborative and developmental learning visits to optimise benefit for all (WP3)
  5. Undertake 12 developmental and peer learning visits so that each partner visits one other and is visited by a different other; each visit promoting, supporting and reflecting on the development and embedding of strategies to strengthen the social dimension of HE (WP4)
  6. Undertake 2 additional visits to further valorise the tools and the results in 2 additional HEIs, in countries where ALLUME had not done any visits and COMMIT has no partners (i.e. AT, PL). These 2 HEIs will be nominated by the associate partners in these countries and the visits will take place at the end of the project (WP8)
  7. Enhance the commitment to change by involving in these 14 visits the key actors in the management team of each university (WP4)
  8. Produce a transversal analysis of data collected from the use of tools and during visits (WP5)
  9. Produce a feasibility report on the new tool for monitoring attainment (WP5)
  10. Create learning exchanges with 3 other European projects (WP3, WP6, WP8)
  11. Engage 4 National Networks from countries not represented in the consortium (i.e. AT, EE, PL and SK) inviting them to became Associate Partners (WP6, WP8)
  12. Engage 3 European Associations (EUA, ENQA and EAN) inviting them to became Associate Partners, allowing thus COMMIT to run a workshop session in their own events towards the end of the project (WP6, WP8)
  13. Valorise and exploit the results at national level through active learning events (workshops using the tools) in each of 12 partner countries and at European level in a transnational event (WP8)
  14. Disseminate information about the project throughout the whole period (WP6)