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1 21 Jan 05 1 Presentation at Bridges for Recognition Leuven January 2005 Mette Beyer Paulsen, Project Manager Cedefop/Thessaloniki EUROPASS - a single EU framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences

2 21 Jan Lisbon summit: ”a CV” 2001 Barcelona concrete objectives: ”Validation of non-formal and informal learning” 2002 Copenhagen declaration: ”A single framework for Transparency of qualifications” (and ”Common principles for validation of non-formal and informal learning”) Political background:

3 21 Jan 05 3 Outcome: 15 December 2004, Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on A single Community framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass)

4 21 Jan 05 4 Integration of Existing instruments l European CV (Recommendation 2002) l Diploma Supplement, HE (Lisbon Convention 1998) l Europass Training (decision 1998) l Certificate Supplement l European Language Portfolio (Council of Europe)

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7 7 Different types of documents l Self-evaluation/declaration: l CV, Language Portfolio l Formal personal documents: l Diploma supplement, issued by a higher education institution l Europass Training, issued by sending and host organisation in mobility project l Formal “collective” document: l Certificate Supplement, issued by the competent authority

8 21 Jan 05 8 Europass CV as a basis Structure Personal information Professional experience Education and training (formal) personal, social and organisational competences technical, artistic and other skills driving licence etc. + guidance and “pop-ups”

9 21 Jan 05 9 How can the CV be used to highlight (non- formal) experience from youth work? l Self-evaluation: what am I able to do? l In which way is it relevant for the “receiver” l Who is the receiver? l Can I justify/prove it? l Which kind of competence?

10 21 Jan Competences acquired in youth work l Planning (time, money, people) l organising l taking responsibility l working in teams and independently l problem and conflict solving l courage l communication l leadership, instruction l ….

11 21 Jan Europass CV Can be downloaded from: Has been downloaded more than times

12 21 Jan CEDEFOP CONTRIBUTION Virtual communities to support the Copenhagen Declaration set up by Cedefop in partnership with the European Commission.

13 21 Jan For further information: P.O. Box GR Thessaloniki Greece Tel.: ( ) Fax: ( ) Web sites: Brussels Office: 20, Avenue d’Auderghem B-1040 Brussels Tel.: (32-2) Fax: (32-2)

14 21 Jan Common Principles for validation of non- formal and informal learning l Individual entitlements l Obligations of stakeholders l Confidence and trust l Credibility and legitimacy Council conclusions Dublin, May 2004

15 21 Jan Main methods for validation of non- formal/informal competences l Examination l (Self-)Declaration l Observation l Simulation l Documentation, specimens - and combinations of these (Danielle Colardyn, ADMEE, 2004) Cost/benefit?

16 21 Jan Different purposes - a communication process, relevance, context l Formal, de jure recognition, a “right”: > access, certificate, credit = substitution, measure, “gauge” l de facto recognition: civil effect > a job: context dependent, subjective? l “Bilan des competences”, mapping: > Self-awareness, self respect, new opportunities; What I am good at? describe, “guide”

17 21 Jan Prerequisites for good communication - Bridges for recognition l credibility l relevance l confidence l trust l …. > comparability, convergence


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