Expert Seminar

Hosted and organised by the Nordic Network for Adult Leanring (NVL), the AVA expert seminar took place in Oslo, Norway in the first week of February 2016. It was attended by more than 45 European experts on validation as well as practitioners from different educational sectors. Participants had the chance to learn from successful practices, debate the main challenges non-formal adult education providers are currently facing in implementing validation systems in the EU and contribute to the final output of the project, the AVA Action Plan. All this happened in a professional, stimulating but relaxed atmosphere, boosted by an interactive event methodology.

Where: Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo, Norway

When: 1-2 February 2016

Programme: Download the final programme

Methodology: Read the methodology applied to the event

Participants: Download the participant list

Read the press release on the event

Pictures and social media:

Have a look at the seminar’s picture on Flickr

The event was documented on twitter (#actionforvalidation)

Read the full account of the seminar on Storify


Study visit at the Oslo Voksenopplæring Sinsen / Oslo VO Sinsen
Ava study visit, validation of prior learing at oslo vo sinsen from EAEA2015

“Introduction to the conference theme and goals” – on behalf of the European Commission, Gina Ebner (EAEA)

EC presentation for the AVA seminar from EAEA2015

Key note speech on the challenges in the work of recognition/validation of prior learning, Christine Wihak (Thompson University)

Christine Wihak – The challenge of non-formal learning from EAEA2015

Presentation of the AVA findings and results – Bodil Husted, NVL

Bodil husted. presentation of ava final findings and results from EAEA2015

Watch the sneak peeks of the projects presented at the gallery walk and read the presentation of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s posters about their last study on validation, carried  out in cooperation with the Lifelong Learning Platform.