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Improving Validation of Non-Formal learning in European Career Guidance Practitioners
Start date: Jan 1, 2011,

Career guidance practitioners play a fundamental role in fostering adults participation in education (Lisbon European Council -2000, Copenhagen Declaration -2002, EC Resolution on Career Guidance 9286/04, EC Resolution on Career Guidance 2008/C 319/02), but in most European countries the qualifications of careers guidance practitioners are mainly based on informal and not formal learning and not formally recognized (Cedefop 2009, Professionalizing Career Guidance. Practitioners competences and qualification routes in Europe)Several frameworks have been recently developed in Europe to validate the not formal learning and more in general the competence of European CG practitioners (for example ENTO, ISO, MEVOC, EAF, IAEVG, CEDEFOP 2009 Competence Framework) and some other are currently being implemented in other EU countries (for example in DE). Cedefop has recently produced (2009) a set of Guidelines for validating not formal and informal learning. The project aims: 1. to compare 5 of the existing frameworks to check compatibility with the European Guidelines for the Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning and when needed to advice which changes to adopt to make each of them compatible with the EGV European Guidelines 2. to develop and pilot a Guide to Validation of Non-Formal Learning in Career Guidance Practitioners coherent with the European Guidelines. The Guide will be focused on how to perform effective validation procedures with Career Guidance practitioners (whatever framework is used), so to foster effective validation practice and piloted with 120 CG practitioners in partner countries (20 each country).The Project is submitted by a consortium of 6 partners (IT, CZ, ES, EL, BG, DE) involved in research and training in the career guidance field and in CG career guidance delivery.
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