The 32 countries are described in 34 reports. Belgium is covered by separate reports for Flandern and Wallonia; UK by separate reports for England/Wales/Northern Ireland and Scotland. For the 2010 update of the inventory, the scope of the country reports have widened considerably compared to previous versions. The aim has been to look at validation from different angles and a common thematic structure is used throughout the 34 reports. This structure mirrors the focus of the European Guidelines on validation.
The case studies
A total of 10 case studies have been prepared for the 2010 update of the inventory. These studies aim to go more in depth on particular solutions chosen in countries, sectors or enterprises. The increased detail provided by these studies is helpful for validation practitioners in different countries as they provide evidence of concrete solutions to concrete challenges. While not always directly transferable, the case studies will be able to inform and inspire future developments. The following case studies are available: