Among national and regional initiatives on informal learning, the use of innovative tools such as digital badges represent a promising option to setting up an effective system of validation and a transferable model.
In the Italian system, transversal competences are not yet fully integrated in the process of validation of non-formal and informal learning, although they are mentioned in the descriptors within the National Qualification Framework.
Do you know the EQF Advisory Group? In this new blog post, the Lifelong Learning Platform (a partner in TRANSVAL-EU) explains the role of the EQF Advisory Group, where national ministries and key EU stakeholders meet regularly to discuss national developments of their qualification and validation systems.
Lithuania is one of the seven countries participating in the consortium that implements the TRANSVAL-EU project, the validation of transversal skills across Europe. Here is Lithuania's national perspective on validation.
The discourse on validation has been ongoing since the first set of Guidelines for validation of non-formal and informal learning by the European Commission and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) was issued in 2009.
Sixteen partners from seven countries have started a new challenging endeavour – a policy experimentation on the validation of transversal skills, acquired through non-formal and informal learning across Europe - the TRANSVAL-EU project.