Vince Award Validation of Prior Learning of Migrants

The VINCE open call for case studies and VINCE Validation Prize 2019 have just been launched! The VINCE Validation Prize 2019 is an award given to the most innovative and transferable initiatives in the area of the Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) and/or Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning (VNIL) in all sectors of education in Europe. The 2019 prize follows the initiative of the OBSERVAL and OBSERVAL-Net projects, which awarded a total of 5 Validation Prizes in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

This time we are looking for practices showing that validation makes a difference, especially cases illustrating inspiring and innovative solutions to help newcomers (with a focus on individuals with a migrant or refugee status) to get their skills and competences recognised and validated. The three best cases will win a trip to attend the final event of VINCE in Barcelona in November 2019.

The call is open to trade unions, companies, sectoral/branch organisations, training funds, professional groups or individual workers, NGOs, VET schools, universities, public authorities, institutions of lifelong learning, civil society organisations, social partners, VNIL professionals and researchers who have been or are working in VPL/VNIL. Everybody interested is invited to submit case studies by 10 April 2019 using the Case Study template available on the project website.

Tell us about your good practice! You may be one of the winners of the VINCE Validation Prize!