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Making Better Qualifications in Europe’s Neighbouring Countries

Apr 17, 2014

The European Training Foundation (ETF) held its international conference entitled “Making Better Qualifications” at the European Parliament in Brussels on 8 and 9 April 2014.more

The promise of Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) as the motor of social and economic change

Apr 16, 2014

The 1st Validation of Prior Learning VPL Biennale was held at Inholland University, Rotterdam, from 9 to 11 April 2014. More than 200 participants from European countries, the Republic of Korea and Canada attended the conference. more

Learning Cities in Germany

Apr 11, 2014

The German initiative “Lernen vor Ort” (LvO) [“learning where you live”] was launched in 2009 by the German Ministry of Education and Research with the support of the European Commission.more

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Accreditation of prior learning as a lever for lifelong learning: lessons learnt from the New Opportunities Initiative, Portugal

The book gives an account of the research conducted in the independent evaluation of the New Opportunities Initiative (NOI), one of the largest Portuguese governmental programmes in recent decades to upgrade qualifications. The NOI demonstrates that the recognition of non-formal and informal...more

Conceptual evolution and policy developments in lifelong learning

This book is an outcome of the Shanghai International Forum on Lifelong Learning co-organised by UNESCO, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, the Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy and the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO. The Forum took place in Shanghai during...more

Citizenship, Democracy and Lifelong Learning

This book is an outcome of an international seminar organized by UIE in partnership with the Faculty of Education of the University of Hamburg in June 2002 entitled “Strengthening Democracy and Critical Citizenship through Lifelong Learning”. The papers selected reflect key issues addressed during...more

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