OBSERVAL, validation of non-formal and informal learning
OBSERVAL, the European Observatory on validation practices of non-formal and informal learning, has developed a strong network of national experts dealing with validation. The observatory promotes best practices, stimulating discussions and a bench-learning approach to existing practices and legal frameworks on the validation of non-formal and informal learning. The aim is to support further developments in the field among and beyond the network. The consortium consisted of 27 partner institutions, with representatives coming from 21 Member States and 3 EFTA countries, covering all educational sectors with close links to approximately 250 validation experts through the national working groups. The partners launched an online platform OBSERVAL that is regularly updated. It provides easy access to all materials and resources that have been produced on the validation of non-formal and informal learning in European countries.
Thanks to this tool, OBSERVAL has contributed to overcoming fragmented approaches, scattered practices and deep divergences in the conception of validation in Europe.
Organisation : EUCEN
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