The 2014 European Inventory on Validation is now out, including a number of tools developed by youth organisations.
In May 2013 the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) commissioned ICF International to produce the 2014 edition of the European Inventory on Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning (the ‘Inventory’), a key European-level tool to support Member States to further monitor and develop validation within their countries.
The 2014 update of the Inventory aims to provide an overview of the state-of-play across 33 European countries1, to monitor developments in this field, provide examples of good practices and thematic analysis of key issues relating to the design and implementation of validation initiatives. The Inventory provides a unique record on how validation is being used at national, regional and local level in Europe. It is based on the work of a large network of national experts, extensive review of documents and interviews with key stakeholders. The evidence contained in the Inventory includes ‘hard evidence’ – for instance laws or quantitative data collected at the international, national, regional or project level- as well as stakeholders’ and experts’ views of the state of validation in the countries covered. The Inventory undergoes robust quality assurance checks by external experts and members of the European Qualifications Framework Advisory Group (EQF AG). All outcomes of the project are, however, the sole responsibility of their authors.
The outcomes of the 2014 Inventory includes: a synthesis report; 36 country reports, covering 33 European countries, and corresponding country fiches, - two fiches were produced for each country, one mapping the situation in 2010 and one in 20142. In this executive summary we treat each country report as a ‘country’ in the presentation of the narrative and tables; two case studies providing examples of validation ‘in practice’; eight thematic reports.
Under chapter 4 – Projects and Best practices, there are a number of tools developed by youth organisations: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/events-and-projects/projects/validation-non-formal-and-informal-learning/compendium-of-projects
- European Union
- Youth policy
- Youth policy strategies / knowledge based policy / knowledge on youth
- Youth work