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 VINA project responds to the aim of fostering the provision and the assessment of key-competences, including basic and transversal skills particularly entrepreneurship, languages and digital competencies. Also Vina Project offers new learning and teaching instruments as well as tools for validation of non-formal and informal qualifications are most effectively developed via a process of engaged, enlightened and inclusive co-creation.

The ideas, voices and experiences of through non-formal and informal learning, community representatives, public educational institutions – and importantly, adult learners themselves – has been pooled together to provide a rich resource to underpin the collective development (and perpetual refreshing) of tools to support capacity, capability and skills building and recognition.

VINA Database will make a qualitative evaluation of the collected tools and provide useful recommendations for users. The result will be a set of recommendations which will indicate quality assessment and rank of tool and the recommendation regarding the scope of learning that can be validated by particular tool. By specializing in this way, it will allow the users to focus at the subject they are interested in and to connect more easily to others who are working in the same field. As an additional facility the database will allow users to add new tools.

At the same time, this sharing of information with other users will create a Europe-wide network. Innovative features of the Database can also be found in fact that: Collection of interesting statistical data that will give an overview of which sectors of European economy have advantage over the others in terms of validation of non-formal and informal learning process. Ability to INF and NFL resources through taking advantage of current publicly accessible databases, and therefore providing a single point of reference for past and current validation initiatives scattered across European countries. Even though there have been a number of initiatives to create such a database tools (the most important is European Civil Society Platform) none of these projects came close to the scale and scope which is planned in VINA.

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