The Inventory 2005 contains 30 national chapters (EU-25, Bulgaria, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Romania) which follow a common structure and report on validation practices in the public, private and voluntary sectors in Europe, 10 case-studies illustrating good practice and a number of synthesis chapters.
The aim of the 2005 European Inventory is to give a broad overview over European validation practises combined with the presentation of concrete cases supporting the exchange and development of good practises in the field.
The European Inventory should be a tool for decision-makers and practitioners in the area of non-formal and informal learning - in different sectors; public, private and voluntary. Its aim is to become a source of information that stimulates debate and development.
Using the European Inventory
The European inventory contains a large amount of information on validation practices. Information has been structured so as to facilitate the search of information in it by its users. To this respect, information on validation practices is provided separately from information on examples of good practice, chapters have been organised by country and follow a common structure.