Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013
" However, these matters are a main topic of EU member states, there is not yet a common approach for the identification, assessment and recognition of non-formal and informal experiences.
The project, “Validation of non formal and informal learning in the field of work-integration of disadvantaged people and Inter-cultural mediation (VALID-INFO)” could therefore fill the gap and work in the way to define a common approach starting from EU member states’ good practices, with reference to the German experience.
For this reason, Diesis is involved in this project led by the European Think tank Pour la solidarité.
This know-how is crucial for the professional profiles connected to intercultural mediation and working insertion of disadvantaged people (disabled people and migrants). Nevertheless, these competences/skills are not recognized. Moreover, training agencies, universities, education institutes do not have the right tools that will allow them to carry out the recognition and/or the accreditation of the competences acquired in a non-formal and informal training process.
The main objective of this project is to map the competences of various professional profiles, in order to clearly identify the dimension of non-formal learning in these areas.
The project will analyse good practices in relation to identification and validation of competences acquired in a non-formal and informal training process in other European countries and in particular in Germany – PROFILPASS system – but also in Italy, Poland and France. In a second phase, these models could be adapted to the Communauté Française de Belgique (CFWB) system in order to reach a set of standards for validation of non-formal and informal learning in collaboration with universities, training agencies, public bodies involved in the training certification, and other actors active in the field of intercultural mediation and working insertion. The model created will be validated by a technical-scientific committee of European experts.
The concrete outcomes of the project will be:
The envisaged impact would be the facilitation of access to training system for disadvantaged people (disabled people and migrants). The recognition of acquired competences would allow these persons to approach training path without having necessarily to follow an entire program, but only some specific modules/units.