Policy debate

Organised by the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), the AVA policy debate took place in Brussels, Belgium in the last week of June 2016. It gathered around 80 Adult education representatives as well as policy makers throughout Europe. Participants had the chance to get acquainted with the AVA action plan and discuss its main suggestions; to hear different staeholders’ perspective on the document and on their current work on validation as well as propose ways to continue working together on the topic in the next years.


Where: European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Brussels, Belgium

When: 29th June 2016

What: Download the final programme

Who: Download the participant list

Pictures and social media:

Have a look at the event’s picture on Imgur and read the report published in the EAEA news section.

The event was documented on twitter (#actionforvalidation).

Presentation of the AVA action plan:


Other relevant documents:

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Validation of skills and qualifications acquired through non-formal and informal learning — the practical input of organised civil society’ – Rapporteur Mr. Pavel TRANTINA; Co-rapporteur: Ms Marie ZVOLSKÁ.