85% of learning during our lifetime takes place outside formal learning – but the results are not always visible. Validation gives visibility and value to all learning, including at work, at home or volunteering.
Participants in the Festival visited a marketplace of 40 stands where organisations from all around Europe presented their initiatives and practices on validation of non-formal and informal learning.
Interactive workshops explored different policies and practices on validation, including:
- Validation in Upskilling Pathways
- The Youthpass experience
- Developing validation in the workplace in cooperation with employers
- (Self-) assessing vocational skills
- Validation and Blockchain
- Qualification frameworks and validation
- Supporting the employability of migrants and refugees
- Encouraging solidarity activities and the validation of learning outcomes
- Funding models for validation
- Making transversal skills visible
- E-portfolios and Open Badges
- Supporting the learner: connecting validation and guidance
The second day of the conference will be opened by Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Labour Mobility.
- The spotlight speeches by David Rivoire, President of VAE les 2 Rives and Laure Joachim, Head of Group's 'Associate Employability' Unit at Adecco Group.
- Two panel discussions exploring:
- The learner at the centre: validation stories,
- Multi-stakeholder commitment: a condition for success for validation.