Vilma LogoVILMA – Validation of Informal Learning in Mobility Actions

Providing instruments to assess and evidence competence development in mobility actions


  • Collecting existing approaches and instruments used to validate informal learning; evaluating them in terms of their feasibility for the context of mobility actions;
  • Investigating the demand for evaluation with regard to competence development in mobility actions;
  • Establishing an inventory of possible learning outcomes through mobility actions;
  • Developing reference systems to evidence learning outcomes and competence developments based on the LEVEL5 evaluation system designed for informal and non-formal learning (to evidence learning outcomes on the cognitive, affective and activity related level);
  • Developing and piloting a European training course aiming at raising awareness for the topic of evidencing and validating informal learning and enabling the participants to apply the VILMA approach in their mobility projects;
  • Creating a transnational network consisting of experts from research and practice contributing to greater recognition for the validation of non-formal and informal learning.
  • Nine partner organisations from eight European countries
  • Project coordination: BUPNET GmbH, Germany
  • Funded by the European Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig
  • Duration: 01/11 – 12/12

Further information: www.vilma-eu.org