European inititative for validating the non-formal learning of guidance professionals

DEP Institut is the only Spanish partner involved in the project Improve

Improve is co-funded by the European Commission within the Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig and focused on creating indicators and a methodology that serve to validate non-formal learning and skills acquired by guidance professionals.

This pilot test is aimed to create a tool and assesment lines for academic and career guidance from those countries that part of their qualifications are based on non-formal learning and, therefore, are not formally recognized.

This may allow to elaborate a guide fully consistent with the already completed in 2009 by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP).

Different organization from Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Romania, Germany and Spain will be involved in the search and work in the field of vocational and academic orientation.

DEP is the only Catalan and state company involved in this initiative. Its role is to coordinate internal communication and dissemination of the project. In addition, it will also carry out a pilot test to assess the methodology of validating the competencies of guidance professionals, Educaweb will collaborate on this task.