More than 300 people from employment, education and training, civil society organisations, and social partners joined the first day of the European Validation Festival - Unlocking talents in Europe, on 14 June in Brussels.
85% of learning during our lifetime takes place outside formal learning – but the results are not always visible. Validation gives visibility and value to all learning, including at work, at home or volunteering.
Participants in the Festival visited a marketplace of 40 stands where organisations from all around Europe presented their initiatives and practices on validation of non-formal and informal learning.
Interactive workshops explored different policies and practices on validation, including:
The second day of the conference will be opened by Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Labour Mobility.
Tune in through the web streaming and don't miss:
You can find pictures from the conference on the Flickr account of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
Check out the video of the conference:
Follow the discussions on Twitter and share the video and the infographic by using the hashtag #EUSkillsValidation.