REVEAL seasons greetings

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Dear all,Greetings from our REVEAL network!
We would like to seize the opportunity to give you an overview of the latest developments in 2013:On December 19th there was the formal lift-off for the „REVEAL“ cooperative, adopted by our General Assembly. REVEAL will now be the official home of LEVEL5 and the umbrella organisation of our European network from 2014 onwards. Continue reading

VITA Final Conference in Dublin

Minister Ciarán CannonThe final conference of the VITA project was honoured by the presence of the Minister of State for Training and Skills. It was hosted by the Irish partner AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation and took place in All Hallows College – a historic building with a long history of learning.

The conference gave the opportunity to explain the VITA validation system that the ten partners have been developed and piloted in the previous 20 months. The VITA system is aimed to assess and evidence competence developments by means of the LEVEL5 system which is specifically designed to assess and visualise personal, social and organisational competences acquired in rather non- and informal learning settings. Each partner institution organised local pilots in order to test the VITA system. The pilots covered all educational fields and considered a big variety of competences related to the service economy and are currently being evaluated. You will read more on them in the near future. But we can summarise already now that LEVEL5 worked well in these informal contexts and was considered as valuable tool also to promote self-reflection on learning processes.

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La VITA è bella – award ceremony in Dublin

La vita e bella In May 2013, the VITA consortium launched the European Award “La VITA è bella” – an award for innovative practice and initiatives on validating competences in informal and non-formal learning in Europe. The consortium wanted to find out in how far innovative learning projects already tackle the topic of validation of social, personal and organisational competences. Award participants were asked to present projects or initiatives that promote the development of these competences in an innovative way and include practical cases or at least ideas on how learning outcomes and competence developments within this specific competence area can be assessed and evidenced also beyond the walls of formal education.

An independent jury had the difficult task of choosing the most creative projects from among the numerous entries.

And the award goes to…

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VITA promotion – Lernfestival in Switzerland

BUPNET is currently involved in organising an event in the framework of the 10th Lernfestival in Switzerland. In cooperation with the ch Stiftung (Swiss National Agency) we are organising a circuit in Bern and Ittigen consisting of seven stations that shall involve teams of two to six players in a huge variety of playful activities. The activities cover the following topics:

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VITA – Employer Survey

vita peopleThe VITA project works on the validation of social, personal and organisational competences that are relevant in order to be successful in service oriented economic sectors. The VITA project team launched a survey to explore European employers’ view on the importance of these competences and what they think about validating these.

The following link leads to our online survey for employers – we would appreciate you either filling it out yourself or spreading it to people that might have an opinion on the matter:

https://www.survey-xact.dk/LinkCollector?key=THY3Z9W99J16

The VITA partners kindly invite employers to answer a few short questions, that will not take more than 10 minutes.

Thanks in advance for your support!

La VITA è bella

VITA award for innovative practice and initiatives on validating competences in informal and non-formal learning in Europe

VITA is a European GRUNDTVIG project funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme and deals with validating social, personal and organisational competences that are essential for the challenges of the European service economy.

Currently, the VITA partnership is organising a European competition, where innovative practice and initiatives on validating competences in informal and non-formal learning in Europe will be awarded.

We are looking for innovative learning projects in all educational fields that promote the development of personal, social and organisational competences in an innovative way and include practical cases or at least ideas on how learning outcomes and competence developments within this specific competence area can be assessed and evidenced also beyond the walls of formal education.

The best ten projects will be chosen by an international jury and the winners will be invited to an award ceremony in Dublin in October 2013.

For more details please click on the icon above.