In less than two weeks, the first Joint Staff Training Event will be organised at Gijón in Spain by Magenta Consultoria with the aim to provide trainers and professionals of participating organisations with skills and competences for a better knowledge of EU recognition and transparency tools. This will allow them to get a better understanding of opportunities and procedures for accreditation, certification and validation of knowledge, competences and skills acquired by adults through non-formal and informal learning, while encouraging capacity building and the exchange of good practices. Different examples and case studies will be described and discussed among participants, with an eye on different legislations among countries. The training will include visits to selected local stakeholders and meetings with experts from bodies in charge of validation and certification of learning outcomes.

Magenta Consultoria will follow an eminently practical approach in which the participants are the main focus of the learning process. The expected results of the course will involve the acquisition of practical skills to take advantage of the EU tools so as to improve the recognition of learning outcomes in adult education activities.


EU tools for transparency, recognition and validation of competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning


10-15 February 2020 from 9:00 AM to 18:30 PM


Tuesday 11th February 2020

  • Presentation of participants and ice-breaking activities
  • Overview on expectations of participants
  • Main European initiatives launched to facilitate transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications across Europe
  • Key words: recognition, validation, certification, transparency, transferability
  • Validation of non-formal and informal learning
  • Credit systems and quality assurance arrangements
  • European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • The 8 EQF levels
  • Descriptors defining levels in EQF

Wednesday 12th February 2020

  • ESCO: the European multilingual classification of Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations
  • Relations between National Qualification Frameworks and ESCO
  • The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET)
  • The role of units in ECVET
  • The ECVET system in non-formal and informal learning
  • Preliminary research on the professional condition and employability of the STO: progress of research activities
  • Facilitation strategy for the round tables (Coordinating: Magenta Consultoria)
  • RESTORE project: state of the art (Coordinating: Oltre Le Parole)

Thursday 13th February 2020

  • Meeting with representatives of local institutions
  • The Europass portal: available tools for recognition of learning outcomes
  • Case-studies: good practices in the recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning outcomes
  • Visit to Higienico Papel Teatro

Friday 14th February 2020

  • Quality Assurance in adult education
  • The EPALE platform: a source of useful resources and tools
  • How to take advantage of learning outcomes and apply them to the project scope
  • Farewell ceremony
  • Visit to Espacio Talud de la Eria in Oviedo



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