Wow, what a wonderful 3rd VPL-Biennale! Thank you all!
Two weeks after the conference we have put together for you the most important information from the 3rd VPL Biennale in Berlin. You will find the following highlights below:
  • Berlin Declaration on VPL drafted and adopted
  • VPL Prize awarded
  • Presentations and photos uploaded
  • 4th VPL-Biennale scheduled
Berlin Declaration adopted - 91,9 % said "Yes"!
On 7th and 8th of May, practitioners, experts, stakeholders and policy makers involved in Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) came together in Berlin for their third biannual meeting. The 300 participants coming from 40 countries exchanged good practices, discussed VPL policies and worked together to shape and adopt the Berlin Declaration. It formulates a community benchmark for robust and effective VPL-systems worldwide. The Berlin Declaration addresses policy makers and defines standards in six policy fields from organisational arrangements, financing, instruments and procedures, to support structures, post-validation pathways and legal foundations.

Read more and share the declaration within your networks: vplbiennale.org/berlin-declaration-on-validation-of-prior-learning/
Keynote address of Marianne Thyssen
The European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility congratulates the VPL community to formulating & adopting the Berlin Declaration:

Watch here: youtube.com/watch?v=N-TDGsZZbeE
The 3rd global VPL-Prize goes to best practices from Norway, Germany and Italy
On May 7th 2019, an international jury awarded the 3rd global VPL-Prize in the categories Products, Procedures and Policies. The competition counted 32 submissions from 20 countries of 4 continents. The winners show how to establish a branch-wide competence model (Norway), how to use validation for the integration of refugees (Germany) and how to create a common standard among validation practitioners (Italy).
Read more and check out the videos of the awardees: vplbiennale.org/vpl-prize/
Did you miss any of the invited presentations? Check out the new download section!
At the 3rd Biennale on Validation of Prior Learning, 33 invited speakers shared good practices and policies with VPL experts in the six conference tracks. Most of them agreed to share their presentations, so if you missed their sessions or would like to refresh your memory you can find the documents now on our website

Check out the download section: vplbiennale.org/downloads/
Want to relive the great spirit of the 3rd VPL Biennale? Check out the 100+ photos!
We have created three foto galleries for the conference, awarding ceremony and the drawings. If you would like to use any of the photos in order promote the VPL-Biennale and the Berlin Declaration, just contact us.

Check out the Photo Gallery now: vplbiennale.org/photos/
Save the date: 12-14 of May 2021!
4th VPL Biennale Cape Town, South Africa
The VPL Biennale goes truly global, with the South African Qualifications Authority hosting the 4th edition in 2021. Mark your calendars!

Watch the invitation video: youtube.com/watch?v=FDLVWcohR_U
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