The aim of this study is to investigate in depth how and to which extent enterprises systematically identify and validate knowledge, skills and competences for recruiting, human resource management and/or certification purposes. The study focuses on validation arrangements in private enterprises for human resource and career development purposes. The tasks will be carried out considering a selection of European countries. Based on the country survey, a limited number of case studies should be developed, illustrating in detail the strengths and weaknesses of enterprise-based validation approaches and arrangements. The study shall provide a description of existing practises as well as an analysis of the conceptual and practical basis on which the initiatives rest.


This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Communities 2010/S 77-113937 of 21/04/2010.

Deadline of submitting tenders: 01/06/2010 (17h00 for hand-delivered tenders).

Requests for clarification concerning this call for tender, if any, will be published under this banner. Please visit Cedefop's website frequently for updates.

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Contract Award Notice

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Tender Dossier - Validation in Enterprises

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Request for clarification (1) - Questions & Answers

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Request for clarification (2) - Questions & Answers

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Request for clarification (3) - Questions & Answers

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