VISIBLE SKILLS OF ADULTS
A European policy experimentation project in validation of prior learning
This website presents an overview of the activities and progress under the VISKA Project. Visible Skills for Adults, VISKA in short, is a policy experimentation project, funded under Key Action 3 of the Erasmus+ programme, which focuses on support for policy reform. The priority theme the VISKA project resides under is "Employment and Skills: validation of informal and non-formal learning in Education and Training". In 4 countries across Europe, Norway, Ireland, Belgium (Flanders) and Iceland, field trials have been implemented in validation services which involves migrants, refugees, low-skilled adults, guidance counsellors and other frontline staff. The project was coordinated by Skills Norway. The evaluation was carried out by the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in partnership with local evaluation teams in each country.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The VISKA Final Conference 'Validation as an integrated part of a lifelong learning strategy' took place in Hendrik Conscience Building, Brussels on 12 February 2020. About 75 participants from all over Europe were welcomed by the VISKA project team. This conference presented the cross-country findings of the VISKA project. Policy makers and practitioners across Europe discussed the key findings and policy recommendations that emerged from the experimentation.
Read the review of the conference, including the slides of the guest presentations and key findings from the VISKA results.