Videos

We hope to see you at the 4th VPL Biennale in Cape Town, South Africa, 12-14 May 2021!


Berlin Declaration on Validation of Prior Learning

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen

What is the
Berlin Declaration about?

How can I participate in shaping the Berlin Declaration at the 3rd VPL Biennale?

3rd VPL Biennale – Berlin, Germany

Watch the video about the 3rd VPL Biennale in Berlin: what is the goal, what is the program?

Anni Karttunen explains the first of six subjects of the conference: Organisational arrangements


Martin Noack explains the second of six subjects of the conference: Financing

Antra Carlsen explains the third of six subjects of the conference: Procedures and Instruments


Ernesto Villalba Garcia explains the fourth of six subjects of the conference: Support structure

Ruud Duvekot explains the fifth of six subjects of the conference: Post-validation pathways


Heidi Bolton explains the last of six subjects of the conference: Legal foundations

Raul Valdes Cotera from UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning gives his perspective on VPL

Lieve van den Brande from the European Commission highlights the importance of VPL and the 3rd VPL Biennale for Europe


2nd VPL Biennale – Aarhus, Denmark

During the 2nd VPL Biennale video lessons were created for the eVoc MOOC, an Erasmus+ project. Produced by the Edos Foundation, who gave permission to publish these lessons on the VPL Biennale website.

The centrality of the individual – Jim Rickabaugh

Validation in the voluntary sector – Ernesto Villalba

Sweden – Links to national qualifications systems and frameworks – Anna Kahlson

Netherlands – Links to national qualifications systems and frameworks – Annie Kempers-Warmerdam

Spain – Standards and learning outcomes – Yazid Isli

Netherlands – Quality assurance – Patrick Leushuis

Spain – Links to national qualifications systems and frameworks – Luis Carro

Italy – Links to national qualifications systems and frameworks – Roberto Trainito

Unesco – Skills audit and the labour market – Madhu Singh

Iceland – Winner VPL Prize 2017


1st VPL Biennale – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

In the first VPL Biennale in Rotterdam some keynotes and the final discussion was filmed. 

Finland – The role of guidance in validation processes – Dr. Raimo Vuorinen

MOOC – EU Commission – Validation Prior Learning

End discussion part 1 – 1st VPL Biennale

End discussion part 2 – 1st VPL Biennale

End discussion part 3 – 1st VPL Biennale

End discussion part 4 & Final conclusions – 1st VPL Biennale

Continuation final conclusions 1st VPL Biennale

The Dutch quality-code for Validation of Prior Learning – Patrick Leushuis