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 participation and awareness raising. Except for the initial version in English, on the SOLIDAR’s website now you can find the publication in Bulgarian, French, Greek, German, Spanish and Swedish language. Learn more about the activities which took place in the different countries and about the material that has been developed by the partners on the project website.