Learning from Positive Experiences

“These documents are my securities. They show that I am a good person who has studied, and a person who wants to work and contribute to the society. You need to have an evidence of that, and these documents are my evidence.”

Mara (33) living in Norway

“I had my competences recognized for the education and I felt  as if a path appeared for me, and a light was turned on. Now, I could make a living”.

Abadi (32) living in Denmark

“In Austrian higher education, the validation of prior learning and its potential to support the inclusion of refugees and migrants is not well known yet. I will adapt the Vince training concepts to the context of our university and will definitely provide training for my colleagues.”

Andrea Schlager, Higher education staff at Danube University Krems

“It was surprising for me to realize the relevance of all my work for the field of this study”.

Jawad (40) living in Denmark

“The VINCE country profiles give an excellent overview of validation practices across Europe and the VINCE platform in general serves as a reference point for validation issues [providing both conceptual clarifications as well as practical examples]. We were able to integrate them in our training concepts for study programme leaders as well. Thank you VINCE.”

Elke Welp-Park, Higher education staff at University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

My greatest hope for the future is to be well integrated into the Norwegian society. I owe Norway so much for choosing me as a quota refugee. When you receive an opportunity like the one we have received, you have to show that you are able to work hard and do your best.“

Haya (28) living in Norway

“I use the guidelines to inform our foreign students about our university and higher education system, about gaining access to the Danube University and about all aspects of student life.”

Edmund Panzenböck, Higher education staff at Danube University Krems

Validation Professionals and Higher Education Staff

In this section you find case studies based on interviews with validation professionals, recognition professionals or higher education staff from 8 different European countries.

Refugees and Migrants

In this section you find case studies based on interviews with refugees or migrants, now living in Europe.

VINCE Case Study Report

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VINCE Case Study Commentary Report

What is the Result of the Collected Case Studies?

Download the VINCE Case Studies Commentary Report and learn more about the 36 case studies collected during the VINCE project.