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Category Archives: Validation of learning

VNFIL: All aboard! How to reach the targeted public?

Thu 11 December, 09:30-12:45 // European Parliament, Room JAN 6Q1, Brussels
Some 80 million EU employees, the unemployed and particularly the young unemployed will purportedly need to update their skills and qualifications in order to improve their employment prospects and find gainful employment. Creating a sense of self-worth and self-confidence of all EU citizens and enhancing their position and acceptance in society is​ ​just as​ ​important. The validation of non-formal and informal learning is an important​ ​tool in tackling​ ​these challenges.
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UNESCO Guidelines for Recognition

Alongside established systems for recognising formal learning, some Member States have developed mechanisms to recognise and validate non-formal and informal learning, and many more are in the process of doing so. The UNESCO Guidelines for the Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of the Outcomes of Non-formal and Informal Learning were developed and published by UIL in 2012 following a consultation process involving Member States. This report synthesizes and analyses the responses received from 42 Member States during that consultation […]


Why Recognition Matters? UNESCO Global Perspective

This UIL publication investigates factors that are critical for implementing the recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning. It examines RVA’s strategic policy objectives and best practice features as well as the challenges faced and ways forward as reported by Member States. Most importantly, perhaps, this book assesses RVA’s role in promoting equality and inclusiveness both in education and across society more generally.


European guidelines for validating non-formal and informal learning

The LLLPlatform welcomes the European guidelines for validating non-formal and informal learning, aimed at individuals and institutions responsible for the initiation, development, implementation and operation of validation arrangements, a key topic of the Platforms daily work, such asrecently published study co-edited with the Bertelsmann Stiftung. The ambition of these guidelines is to clarify the conditions for implementation, highlighting the critical choices to be made by stakeholders at different stages of the process. This second edition of the European guidelines is […]


European Strategic Guide on Validation

This guide is the final publication of the Building Learning Societies project coordinated by the Ligue de l’enseignement with the support of SOLIDAR and 9 other partners from all over Europe, including EUCIS-LLL. The Platform Director Audrey Frith participated in the making of the publication as the editing coordinator. It is intended to be useful reading for both the actors and individuals involved in the topic of validation of non-formal and informal learning, and to contribute to the process of fostering […]