Diversity on validation practices on non-formal and informal learning throughout the European member states
The European Observatory on validation practices of non formal and informal learning in European countries is the key product of the OBSERVAL project. This project was funded by the Leonardo da Vinci programme and coordinated by EUCEN (European University Continuing Education Network), in a consortium of 27 full partners.
The partners, all experts from 24 different countries of the European Union, represented different educational sectors (higher education, vocational education and training, adult education). The project produced and collected different materials and documents all available and accessible via this Observatory.
The Observatory addresses its resources to a large range of actors (decision makers at national and institutional level, social partners, human resources managers, people in charge of validation,â€¦) facilitating materials which are usually limited in use and dissemination outside of the context where they have been produced. The presented diversity on the state of play, good practices and procedures concerning the validation of non-formal and informal learning throughout the European member states helps to deepen the understanding and allows comparison to an extent which wasnâ€™t as easily possible before. Thus, the Observatory offers a platform for exchange, contributes to the ongoing and future debate in Europe on validation of non-formal and informal learning and shows new pathways for the realisation of an European Lifelong learning area.
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