PROVIDE approach presented in Kaunas

JaapDuring the VI Scientific -Practical Conference “Systemic Theoretical Dimensions of Vocational Training Changes” organised on 26./27.11.15 in Kaunas by the Vytautas Magnus University, the vocational training centre Karalius Mindaugas and the St. Ignatius Loyola College, the representative of PLATO in PROVIDE, Dr. Jaap van Lakerfeld, gave a keynote on “Valid and Validated Vocational Education and Learning” and highlighted the PROVIDE approach for enhancing and validating competences in the VET sector as an answer to the  challenges that educationlists have to face in order to update their competences.


Final conference – O-tones

P1000665For the PROVIDE team the final conference was a real success. Here come some O-tones that reflect what the participants felt:

” I have very rarely attended a conference before, where most of the participants come with innovative projects -outside of the box projects, very well connected to specific needs and their target grous, and todays global realities. Additionally, most of the projects had an unusual freshness, as well as an unusual commitment and passion.” Continue reading Final conference – O-tones

Final Conference Mechelen, Belgium

Audience_lateral_2Competence based learning and validation in innovative
informal and non-formal learning projects

On September 17th and 18th  the final conference of the PROVIDE project took place in Mechelen, Belgium. The 70 experts from 15 EU member states discussed about validation of learning outcomes and innovative informal and non-formal learning projects.

Find the conference proceedings and a slideshow here.

And the award goes to …

award ceremony collageLife is beautiful – this was the motto of the second European VITA award launched in the framework of the PROVIDE project.  The European Award looked for innovative projects and activities in all educational fields that promote the development of social, personal and organisational competences in an innovative way and include practical cases or at least ideas on how learning outcomes and competence developments can be assessed and evidenced also beyond the walls of formal education. Continue reading And the award goes to …

Final conference in September – register now!

IMG_3785Competence based learning and validation of learning outcomes innovative informal and non-formal learning projects
This is the topic of the final conference organised by the PROVIDE team.
The conference takes place in Mechelen, Belgium.
Start: 17.09.2015 at 12:00 h
End: 18.09.2015 at 12:00 h

Please find the draft agenda here.

Please register now.
We can cover travel and accomodation costs for a limited number of European guests.
Please contact the project office at: swiemann @

PROmoting the Validation of Informal and non-formal learning and the Development of key competences for professionals in vocational Education