Validation of non-formal and informal learning is about making visible and giving value to this diverse and often unique learning. One major purpose of validation is to make it possible for individuals to take advantage of the outcomes of their learning experiences and use them to gain access to employment and/or education opportunities.

How to make learning visible?
Strategies for implementing validation of non-formal and informal learning
Thessaloniki, 28-29 November 2016

Cedefop has been working systematically on the issue of validation of non-formal and informal learning since the late 1990s. The upcoming European conference on validation of non-formal and informal learning will be an opportunity to reflect on long-term developments in this area – focussing both on what has been achieved and what remains to be done.

WHAT: The conference is organised in close cooperation with the European Commission and will explicitly address the challenges for EU Member States in meeting the 2018 deadline set by the 2012 Council Recommendation for establishing national validation arrangements.

WHEN: 28-29 November, 2016

WHO: Policy-makers, professionals, practitioners

WHERE: Cedefop, Thessaloniki, Greece

No conference fees are applicable, but participants will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. More detailed information will be available by end of June/beginning of July.

August 2016 update: Registration has opened! Click to register