The Project Consortium
VINCE COMBINES VALIDATION AND INCLUSION
Quotes from the Consortium Members
Validation gives people the chance to understand the full range of their skills and competences. Tacit knowledge is getting explicit and validation candidates can live up to their full potential. This is empowerment.
EUCEN has always fought for the development and implementation of validation of prior learning. VINCE is a step forward towards making validation accessible also to newcomers and refugees!
The integration of migrants is one of the biggest challenges facing Europe today. The VINCE project can help university staff dealing with migrants to better understand their needs and contribute to their integration in our societies.
If you say ‘yes’ to Lifelong Learning you have to say ‘yes’ to validation of competences. It is very important to make informal learning worthwhile.
Through VINCE we want to make a step forward towards welcoming newcomers and refugees, by making it easier for them to access the job market or be admitted to further studies.
Learning processes take place everywhere – not only at school or university. Validating these learning outcomes is getting more and more important. Also technology supported learning environment will change accordingly in the future – to support the validation of non-formal and informal learning.
The Project Timeline
1. PEER LEARNING SEMINAR
Working in transnational teams: A common view of the situation of newcomers and a common understanding of validation for refugees and migrants was developed.
2. GOOD PRACTICE COLLECTION
Collection of good practices examples: Outcomes of this phase can be found at Validation in Europe and Experiences.
3. VALIDATION GUIDELINES
Guidelines for Higher Education Staff and Validation Professionals: How to help refugees and migrants to access higher education at their institutions.
4. VALIDATION TRAINING
Training of higher education staff and validation professionals: How to support refugees and migrants in accessing higher education through validation procedures.
5. POLICY RECOMMENDATION
Based on the project outcomes policy recommendations are developed. They are available on the VINCE platform.