Invited Presentations

Track Working title of presentation Confirmed Speakers Country
I. Organisational arrangements  
Building bridges between VPL providers Deirde Goggin
Cork Institute of Technology
Ireland
VPL in the Austrian VET sector: “Du kannst was!” Christian Eichbauer
Arbeiterkammer Oberösterreich
Austria
Implementing VPL across Jurisdictions: The case of Canada Christine Wihak
PLAR at Thomson Rivers University
Canada
The value of cross border cooperation for validation providers, and what is needed to set up a transnational network of validation providers. Erik Kaemingk
ErikKaemingk CV
Netherlands
Filled with skills – enhancing the validation of prior learning by NGOs Lotta Pakanen
Sivis Study centre
Finland
II. Financing  
A detailed breakdown of the costs of VPL An de Coen
IDEA CONSULT
Belgium
Financing VPL in France – low financial entry barriers for VAE Yolande Fermon
Direction générale de l’enseignement supérieur et de l’insertion professionnelle
France
Financing VPL in Iceland Sveinn Adalsteinsson
ETCS Iceland
Iceland
Return on invest for validation Diederick Stoel
profitwise
Netherlands
III. Procedures and instruments  
Development of approaches for better participation of migrants and refugees in the labour market Michael van der Cammen
Bundesagentur für Arbeit
Germany
Mapping Pathways to Employment Ulrich Scharf
Skilllab
Netherlands
Labour market integration of migrants using Competence and Career Cards as well as the website my-professional-experience.org Helge Wilters
Job Center Plön Ramona López
ZBBS e.V.
Germany
Can a quality model enhance performance of VPL and is benchmark of national VPL arrangements possible? Per Andersson
Linköping University Pär Sellberg
Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskolan
Sweden
How to adapt the validation process to challenging target groups? How can the third sector play an important role in giving individuals access to validation? Göran Hellmalm
Studieförbunden
Sweden
IV. Support structures  
Information and awareness raising on validation
This first session on support structures will present practices and possible ways of providing information to the public and raising awareness on validation practices to build trust on them.
Ludovic Collin
Cités des Métiers
France
Bringing people into the validation process
This session will focus on the process of outreach to individuals giving them the possibility to enter a validation process. Special emphasis will be placed in reaching out to disadvantage individuals such as those unemployed, or at risk of unemployment, low qualified and migrants
Ndeshimona Afunde
NAMCOL
Namibia
Validation and guidance in Switzerland Deli Salini
Istituto universitario federale per la formazione professionale IUFFP
Switzerland
Coordination of validation and guidance
In this session participants will hear of preliminary results of a Cedefop study that examines in what way validation and guidance can be better integrated and coordinated. The study features 10 case studies of different practices across Europe.
Mariya Dzhengozova
3S  
Austria  
V. Post-validation pathways  
Journey of an RPL practitioner from analogue to digital Karen Deller
Chartall Business College
Republic of South Africa
Linkage of VPL with personalised learning as a post-VPL-pathway James Rickabaugh
Institute for Personalised Learning
USA
    Raymond Steenkamp
Libereaux
Netherlands  
VI. Legal foundations  
Preparation and implementation of a legal system for Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) in the Faroe Islands John Dalsgard
Ministry of Education, Research and Culture  
Faroe Islands