Behind the acronym: meet the partners!

As the VISKA project kicks in a higher gear, we want to take the opportunity to introduce the organisations behind the project. Behind the VISKA name are six organisations from four different countries with a shared interest in the validation of skills obtained through prior learning, be it non-formal, informal or formal. While the partners are aware of the many differences that might exist across the participating countries relating to validation policies, practices and infrastructures, the focus for all partners is on how to deliver change, for individuals and for systems.

This common ground enables the partners to focus on similar issues and trying out similar measures regarding the validation of prior learning. Through sharing expertise and experiences, all partners bring an added value to the project, providing opportunities to learn from each other and grow together. Today, we would like to introduce you to these partners:

For more information on the partners and their work on VISKA, click on their respective links!


Progressing VISKA: Results of the Progress Meeting in Naas, Ireland

From the 25th until the 27th of October 2017, the VISKA-partners met up for the first progress meeting since the start of the project in February of 2017. The colleagues of the Education and Training Boards Ireland welcomed all partners in their offices in Naas, Ireland.

The first objective of the meeting was to discuss and agree on the final paper describing the common understanding of transversal skills in VISKA-project. Throughout the meeting, the partners offered feedback on the work ETSC had done before the meeting. The result of this work can be found in the Results section on this website.

The main body of work for the second day of the meeting in Ireland was related to Tools development and adaptation (WP3) and the local field trials (WP4). With regards to the tools, the partners presented what they thought they could contribute. Several instruments for identification of skills were presented during the meeting. The partners learned about the Norwegian tool for self-registration, offered in Norwegian, English and twelve other languages. The Icelandic tool (Next Step) for validation of around 50 different curricula was also presented. This tool is used by, among others, guidance counselors, to see what steps the learner can take. The partners also discussed the EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals. This tool is intended for use by any service that may be offering assistance services to third country nationals. Every partner gave a short presentation about how they will conduct the local field trials, as was reported to the research partner as a basis for the experimentation protocol.

The third and final day, there was a focus on the internal evaluation of the project, communication and dissemination and some general housekeeping for the remainder of the project.

The next progress meeting will be in Oslo, Norway, from the 25th of April to the 27th. Stay tuned for more updates!

Launching the VISKA website

We are launched! Our brand new website is now online and will contain all relevant information concerning the project. Missing something? Tell us at!

Welcome to the VISKA Project!

Welcome to the official website of the European Erasmus+ Key Action 3 Project VISKA, Visible Skills of Adults. On this website, you will find more information regarding the goal of the project and how we are going to achieve those goals, a profile of every partner involved in VISKA and every deliverable we will produce over the course of the project.

As a disclaimer, we would like to note that the European Commission support for the production of this project does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the VISKA partners, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.