VINA aims at raising the indicator of recognizability of adults competences acquired through non-formal and informal education. The partnership will achieve this aim through realization of the following operational goals:

  • developing of database of effective instruments for validation of informal and non-formalqualifications;
  • developing of recognition opportunities tendency analyzer.

The purposes of the project are consistent with KA2 Strategic Partnership supported activities as these objectives will strengthen the cooperation between organizations with a view to establishing exchanges of good practices, promote the development and testing and implementation of innovative practices in the field of education.


The European-wide Knowledge Alliance ‘BizMOOC‘ runs over a period of 3 years and tackles the European challenge of enabling businesses, labour force and universities to increase their activities and exploitation (economies of scale) of the MOOC potential. It focuses on work force & HEI-training and the acquisition of labour market key competences through applying new methodologies for online teaching & learning. This will be achieved by creating common standards & frameworks on MOOCs by integrating the experiences from Higher Education and the business world.

The consortium consists of 11 full partners and 3 associate partners out of 11 countries deriving from HEIs & Industry (large companies & SMEs), NGOs, networks, cluster. Jointly they will establish of a common body of knowledge on MOOCs, identify needs, gaps & reasons for businesses, labour force and HEIs to boost their MOOC activities which will result in guidelines, recommendations & good practice published in an interactive, open access MOOC BOOK. Based on this, 3 Pilot MOOCs focusing on LLL (life-long learning) and business key competences “Learning to learn (through MOOCs)”, “sense of initiative (entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship)” and “innovation, creativity & problem-solving” will be developed to test different methods & didactical approaches.

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MOOQ is the European Alliance for Quality of Massive Open Online Courses

The vision of MOOQ is to foster quality in MOOCs leading to a new era of learning experiences. MOOQ’s mission is to develop a quality reference framework for the adoption, the design, the delivery and the evaluation of MOOCs in order to empower MOOC providers for the benefit of the learners.

The main goal of MOOQ is therefore the development and the integration of quality approaches, new pedagogies and organisational mechanisms into MOOCs with a strong focus on the learning processes, methodologies and assessments. To enhance the unique digital market in Europe, MOOQ will lead to new Q-generation of MOOCs that will be designed, organized and tested as qMOOCs. This will be done in close collaboration with all interested partners and stakeholders in Europe and beyond.

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