The workshop was organised within the framework of Cedefop international network on early identification of skill needs Skillsnet in cooperation with the Institute for advanced studies in Vienna.
Validation of non-formal and informal learning is a centrepiece of lifelong learning and has become a priority for national and European vocational education and training (VET) policies in the last decade. This report addresses the role of validation of non-formal and informal learning for enhanced professional recognition of VET teachers’ and trainers’ competences. It presents the outcomes of a study carried out by Cedefop’s training of trainers’ network – TTnet.
Regional innovation and development depend on dialogue, cooperation, networking and learning between all social and economic actors in a region. The 12 case studies collected in this book cover a range of contexts from manufacturing, regional universities, women’s cooperatives to promoting social cohesion in multicultural communities. Each case can be understood against the background of the other cases, enabling learning from differences.
Some 20 European experts (European Commission, social partners, researchers, guidance providers, trainers and administrators) were invited by Cedefop to attend this event.
A recent Council resolution singles out work done in Cedefops network Skillsnet as a major contribution to providing responses to practical questions in education and training.