VPL Biennale Overview

The BLUEPRINT project was recently represented at the 3rd Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) Biennale in Berlin.  The event provided an opportunity share projects and experiences in how we are making informal and non-formal learning visible, and are valuing its worth.

The programme include Key Note speeches from policy makers leading the way in VPL, workshops providing more detail about existing projects, and the chance to evolve and commit to the Berlin Declaration on the Validation of Prior Learning.

The future of work in the EU

One big promise from the European Union is the free movement of people and goods.

Therefore, mutual understanding of competences and qualifications is crucial to make labour market mobility in the EU reality. And it has been done a lot in this regard: NQFs, EQF, ECTS and ECVET are so called transparency tools currently used by all member states to support transparency of certificates, diplomas and qualifications.

Ultimately, transparency is necessary to value and to be able to remunerate persons’ work in accordance with their skills, knowledge and competences.

Employer Skills Survey 2019: more than just data

Employers representing nearly 1,000 clubs across Europe took part in the 2019 skills survey which has taken place over several years. The findings and trends help provide the evidence and direction for future qualification and skills development of fitness professionals. The 2019 survey included an increase in the number of larger clubs and chains that took part.

Bucharest hosts the 2019 EU Sport Forum

The European Commission is organising the 2019 EU sport Forum in collaboration with the Romanian presidency, on 8th and 9th April in Bucharest. The EU Sport Forum is one of the main events for the EU sport stakeholders. During the two-day event, a whole range of topics will be tackled during plenary and breakout sessions.