29 July 2016

Validation of Prior Learning for new citizens of Europe
The new proposal VINCE - Validation for inclusion of new citizens of Europe, submitted by eucen at the end of May has been approved. Work will start effectively in January 2017.

VINCE will develop training for university staff members working in the area of recognition of prior learning, specifically those working with newcomers and refugees. The project will adapt the standard processes to improve access and inclusion in HE for the disadvantaged groups, helping them integrate into the European society. The adaptation will include guidelines for newcomers and an introduction to the terminology of HE in the host country, supporting language developement. Policy recommendations based on these activities will be produced.

The partnership of VINCE comprises experienced experts in different areas:
- strategies for inclusion of disadvantaged learners and non-- traditional students in HE
- design and delivery of staff training
- working with refugees/migrants
- educational technology
- management, administration and coordination of projects

List of partners: 

P1 - eucen (coordinators and contractors) | BE
P3 - Universite de Bretagne Occidentale | FR
P4 - VIA University College | DK
P5 - Foundation European Centre Valuation Prior Learning | NL
P6 - Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education | NO
P7 - Danube University of Krems | AT
P8 - CPZ International Centre for Knowledge Promotion | SI
P9 - Ludwig-Maximilians University | DE
P10 - Fachhochschule Burgenland | AT
P11 - University of Pecs | HU
P12 - IVC den Helder | NL
P13 - Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands | GR

For more details about this project, please contact the eucen Secretariat