Final Conference in September 2015

Competence based learning and validation of learning outcomes in innovative informal and non-formal learning projects
17th and 18th September 2015, Mechelen, Belgium

Day 1:

Welcome and introduction
Moderation: Sabine Wiemann

Input , Dr. Tim Scholze: The PROVIDE project and REVEAL network/blinc eG

Competence oriented learning (COL) and validation in a variety of learning projects and different educational sectors –


Panel discussion with experts from practice, science and National Agency “Chances and challenges for validating learning outcomes in competence based learning”

Moderation: Dr. Tim Scholze

  • Dr. Jaap van Lakerveld, PLATO, NL – Competence oriented learning
  • Michael Marquart, NA BIBB, DE – Adult education and validation of competences
  • Corinne Rudelle, CAP Metiers, FR – Umbrella organisation for VET providers
  • Henk Dautzenberg, Arcus College – Competence validation and CPD in a VET centre
  • Prof. Hanife Akar, METU, TR – School projects using competence validation
  • Nathalie Bekx, Trendhuis, BE – Competence validation in HR projects in enterprises

La VITA è bella – European award for most innovative projects on informal learning and competence validation

Award ceremony and presentations of the winning projects:

  • Poster: Conceptual basis for the development of the learning portal for teachers in adult education, DIE, German Institute for Adult Education, DE
  • Presentation: TIME4YOURTALENT, Trendhuis, BE
  • Presenation: THREE C Project – Circular Fashion, Vrije Sint-Lambertusschoolen Westerlo, BE
  • Presentation: The Presteigne and Norton Zero Waste Service, Cwm Harry Land Trust, Wales, UK
  • Presentation: KOMKOM – Competency Amelioration through Competency Assessment, University of Klagenfurt, AUT
  • Presentation: Wanderjahr / Wander Year, LEB e.V., DE
  • Poster: Team training for students of Occupational Therapy, Ergotherapieschule Lippoldsberg, DE
  • Presentation: TALOE – Time to Assess Learning Outcomes in E-learning, University of Porto, PT

Guided tour
Dinner and reception – 10th anniversary of blinc eG

Day 2:

Welcome and introduction
Moderation: Sabine Wiemann

New projects on competence oriented learning and validation based on LEVEL5 and ProfilPASS approaches

Sabine Wiemann: Short introducion into currently running exemplary projects and the role of validation therein:

  • PROMOTE – Promoting and Validating Key Competences in Mobility and Traineeships in Europe
  • VALLEY – Validation system in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth volunteering
  • EILEEN – Enhancing Intercultural Learning in European Enterprises

Parallel workshops:

Workshop 1: Future projects and perspectives
Workshop 2: ProfilPASS as European competence assessment and identification tool

The outputs:

ERASMUS+ project ideas

Perspectives and closing remarks