This guide is aimed at Green organisations, Green parties, civil society initiatives, educational institutions or any other actors interested in
developing online courses as tools for political education.

The Green European Foundation (GEF) and Green Group in the European Parliament (Greens/EFA) promote education and training and provide opportunities for building capacity and encouraging networking among Green actors across Europe.

Our aim is to raise awareness among citizens about Green solutions to the challenges Europe faces, and to enhance the ability of activists, politicians and citizens to work on issues with a European dimension.

To this end, we have initiated an online learning programme which complements our face-to-face trainings and uses the potential of digital tools to bring together European actors to learn, discuss and expand their networks.


After a successful experience in implementing an online learning programme – “Impact Europe: Online Course for Green Activists”, we have developed this guide to empower other organisations interested in online education to develop their own courses.


The structure of the guide follows the entire process of developing an online course – preparation, production, testing, launch and follow up. Each chapter of this guide is dedicated to one of the main stages in the process of developing an online course and contains:

  • Practical information on the main elements to keep in mind during the respective stage of developing your course;
  • Case studies in which we share best practice based on the GEF-Greens/EFA online course “Impact Europe: Online Course for Green Activists” as the example;
  • Tip boxes as additional advice from our team on implementing specific aspects of the course;
  • Expert advice provided by online learning experts, content managers and audio-visual specialists.
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Publication date :
2017, October 20
Type :
Green Training & Capacity building

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