CEU's OLIve Program Wins Webit Award for Innovation in Education

May 4, 2017

CEU's Open Learning Initiative (OLIve) program, won the Webit Award for Best Innovation for Education for the CEE region. Webit Awards demonstrate and endorse the quality and efficiency of business models, business and social impact, social projects and policy-making in the new digital and tech markets with special focus on CEE. The awards are given in connection with Webit Festival Europe and are "the ultimate benchmark of true mastery in digital transformation of business and society, top innovations in marketing and communications and the future of smart cities and technology."

The OLIve University Preparatory Program - OLIve UP - is an intensive, full-time, fully funded course of study for students with refugee status in one of the EEA countries, with the goal of preparing students for higher education study at European Universities. The program focuses on academic tutoring, academic English, developing academic skills, and advocacy and human rights training. Students are taught in small interactive groups, with close engagement between teachers and students.

The weekend courses for refugees and asylum seekers - OLIve WP - include academic tutoring, academic seminars and academic skills, English courses, a participatory video-making workshop and a short introduction to life and culture in Hungary. Courses are held on Saturdays, at CEU's campus in downtown Budapest.

The Webit Best Innovation for Education award recognizes the technological innovations that are transforming the process of learning and are helping the world adapt to the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution labor market. This includes various educational products, services and solutions and applications that are emerging through the use of technology.