Non-formal learning in National Qualifications Frameworks and validation arrangements

On the 28th of April 2021 the NOVA-Nordic project carried out a digital seminar to discuss non-formal learning, non-formal qualifications and links between validation arrangements and National Qualifications Frameworks.

The purpose of the seminar was to discuss how to compare different approaches on how non-formal learning and/or qualifications are included in national qualifications frameworks and if validation procedures are available in this context. Participants had the opportunity to discuss the topic and to help the project develop a comparative framework that will be used when comparing and analysing different country approaches.  

Here you can read an event summary  

Here you can read the first project output: NQFs, non-formal learning/qualifications and validation arrangements in the Nordic countries A COMPARATIVE FRAMEWORK pdf-ikon

You can watch the seminar on YouTube here or by clicking here below.

Event agenda

Welcome and introduction 
Christer Bergqvist, MYH, Deputy Director 
Anna Kahlson, MYH, Senior Advisor/Project leader 

The importance of including non-formal learning and non-formal qualifications in national qualifications frameworks 
Koen Nomden, DG EMPL, Team leader "Transparency and Recognition of Skills and Qualifications" 
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Linking validation arrangements and VPL and NQF:s 
Ernesto Villalba Garcia, Cedefop, Expert 
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Panel discussion 
Anni Karttunen Globedu, Fjóla María Lárusdóttir ETSC, Koen Nomden DG EMPL, Ernesto Villalba Garcia Cedefop 

NOVA-Nordic: Comparing country approaches 
Anna Kahlson, MYH, Senior Advisor/Project leader
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Breakout session/Breakout groups
Project next step – data collection 
Anni Karttunen, Globedu, Fjóla María Lárusdóttir ETSC, Anna Kahlson MYH
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Conclusions of the day

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