The Inventory 2005 contains a series of 30 national chapters (EU-25, EEA, Romania and Bulgaria) which follow a common structure and report on validation practices in the public, private and voluntary sectors in Europe, 10 case-studies illustrating good practice and a number of synthesis chapters.
The European Inventory aimed to meet an existing need for a wider and deeper overview of validation initiatives in Europe and a clearer understanding of existing data gaps than existed before. The Inventory presented in this report, notwithstanding its limitations, largely meets this need. Never before had systematic information on high-quality validation initiatives been collected for 30 European countries, and across different sectors, thus enabling a richer exchange of experiences than in the past.
The European Inventory, however, is not only an aim in itself; its value will primarily be being a tool for decision-makers and other stakeholders in the area of non-formal and informal learning, in different sectors—public, private and voluntary. Its aim is not to provide only a description of existing initiatives that preempts the debate on validation by providing an authoritative source on validation methodologies and practices. It is proposed, rather, as a source of information that stimulates debate. To fulfil this aim, the Inventory will be updated on a regular basis and made available to the public.
The European inventory contains a large amount of information on validation practices. Information has been structured so as to facilitate the search of information in it by its users. To this respect, information on validation practices is provided separately from information on examples of good practice, chapters have been organised by country and follow a common structure.
|Austria 59kb||Belgium 56kb||Bulgaria 61kb|
|Cyprus 20kb||Czech Republic 187kb||Denmark 35kb|
|Estonia 40kb||Finland 59kb||France 45kb|
|Germany 45kb||Greece 118kb||Hungary 40kb|
|Iceland 45kb||Ireland 45kb||Italy 54kb|
|Latvia 94kb||Liechtenstein 19kb||Lithuania 40kb|
|Luxembourg 45kb||Malta 35kb||Netherlands 74kb|
|Norway 50kb||Poland 188kb||Portugal 41kb|
|Romania 48kb||Slovak Republic 146kb||Slovenia 89kb|
|Spain 56kb||Sweden 46kb||United Kingdom 68kb|
|Private sector initiatives||Voluntary sector initiatives|
|Corus Group (Netherlands) 38kb||Scouting Gelderland (Netherlands) 47kb|
|EEDE (Greece) 24kb||Recreational Activity Study Book: Youth Academy (Finland) 41kb|
|Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland) 32kb||Record book for young people (Slovenia) 20kb|
|ELBUS (Norway) 38kb|
|Koskisen Oy (Finland) 37kb|
|Cockerill Sambre (Belgium) 36kb|
|Education and Training Service Centre (Iceland) 22kb|