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Volume 52, No.1 March 2017
Title : Higher education learning outcomes - transforming higher education ?
Guest Editors : Joakim Caspersen and Nicoline Frolich

Volume 51, No.4 December 2016
Title: Governance Dynamics in Complex Decentralised Education Systems
Guest Editors: Edith Hooge

Volume 51, No 3 September 2016
Title : Vocational Schooling and Social Exclusion in the Western Balkans
Guest Editors : Claire Gordon and Will Bartlett

Volume 51, No. 2 June 2016
Title: Adult Learning, Adult Skills and Innovation
Guest Editors: Richard Desjardins, Thomas Lans and Peer Ederer
 

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Comparative study in Europe on the recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning (2014)

Main Activities

(September-October 2014)

The EIESP participated in a comparative study commissioned by The Foundation Bertelsmann on the recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning.

The Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training from Nürberg was entrusted with the implementation of the study. The aim of the study was to identify models from other European countries that can serve as good examples for Germany to increase accessibility of vocational education and training for people with low formal qualifications. Eight countries that already achieved good results in the recognition of informal learning for people with low formal qualifications were selected: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and UK. The analytic framework common to all countries includes: the legal context, institutions, procedures and instruments, support structures and financial support. The EIESP analysed the French system of VAE (Validation des Acquis de l’Expérience).

Janet Looney and Alain Michel were invited to participate in a workshop of country experts in Berlin on 29 October 2014.

To read the Background report Click here.