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The value of non-formal learning and validation/recognition of the competences acquired

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Report of the seminar on the value of non-formal learning and validation/recognition of the competences acquired.

Aims of the tool

This manual is an interesting reading for all those who are interested in the recognition of the compenteces from a theoretical standpoint and the practical considerations.

In particular the theoretical part introduces the state of play and the impact of youth work on employability while the practical ones presents some of international best practice at institutional and at NGO level.

Description of the tool

This booklet introduces the issue of the recognition of the competences focusing on:
- The 4 dimensions of the recognition
- The state of play on recognition & validation
- An institutional best practice on evidence based
- An NGO pilot project of a cooperation with a Human Resources Provider.

In addition to that, the manual contains a collection of tools and inspiring suggestions coming from the experience of youth workers.

More publications related to youth work issues realized by the same author and Vicolocorto NGO are available on
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Tool overview

The value of non-formal learning and validation/recognition of the competences acquired

This tool is for

Anyone is involved in Education Field.

and addresses

Project Management, Personal Development

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There is no need to read it all but you can also pick and choose only the parts that are relevant for you.

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Laura Pierfelici

in the context of

This booklet was written to spread the result of an international seminar organized by the Italian National Agency in December 2014.

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Laura Pierfelici (on 13 June 2018)

and last modified

17 January 2018

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