The project “Validation of transversal skills across Europe – TRANSVAL-EU” is based on a paradox. On the one hand, employers place an increasing importance on transversal skills.
Yet, on the other hand, transversal skills are only an implicit part of the existing validation and guidance processes. There is a need to make the validation processes of transversal skills acquired in non-formal and informal settings explicit and to embed the lessons learned in validation and guidance policies.
What TRANSVAL-EU proposes is to experiment innovative approaches for the validation of transversal skills acquired through non-formal and informal learning (VNFIL) in five pilot countries – Austria, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Belgium.
TRANSVAL-EU aims to:
- improve the knowledge and know-how on the validation of transversal competences
- train validation/guidance practitioners
- develop new tools for validation and guidance professionals and test them
- monitor and evaluate the experimentation’s outcomes and impact both on practitioners and on the adults, who will have their skills validated.
The project partners will develop and test:
- a research base of good practices
- a set of training toolkits and programmes
- standardised competence profiles for validation/guidance practitioners with a specific focus on transversal skills
TRANSVAL-EU intends to be one of the largest European policy experiments on VNFIL.