Validation of non-formal and informal learning in Europe

Results from the 2016 European inventory

Coverbild: BWP 6/2017
Issue/Year (Volume) 6/2017 (46)
Page(s) 6-10

Validation of non-formal and informal learning is an important policy tool to promote more permeable educational systems, adaptable to the changing nature of skills demand. It is also a form of giving those most at risk of social exclusion an entry door to the formal education system or to gain employment from skills acquired in non-formal and informal settings. The European Inventory, published in Cedefop’s webpage, and carried out in collaboration with the European Commission, has been in place since 2004 and provides an overview of the situation regarding validation in European countries. The article presents an overview of the current situation in Europe using data from the latest update of the inventory of validation on non-formal and informal learning.

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