Project Basics

The Project Consortium

VINCE COMBINES VALIDATION AND INCLUSION

Quotes from the Consortium Members

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!

Carme Royo, EUCEN

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.

Isabell Grundschober, Danube University Krems

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.

Peter Baumgartner, Danube University Krems

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.

Thomas Eckert, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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.

Anne Kalaschek, Fachhochschule Burgenland

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.

Francesca Uras, EUCEN

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 will be available until the end of the project on the VINCE platform.

The VINCE project is half way through!

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