Second newsletter of VINA project

This is the second newsletter of VINA project, on which you can find more information at The first newsletter was published in March 2017 and gave an overview about the aims of the project, activities and partner organizations. This newsletter is about following actions, meetings and examples of the most interesting tools for the database of the project.
Meeting in London
In September 2017, a second meeting of partner organizations was held in London. Outputs 1 and 2 were discussed in two working sessions. A review on the first activities of the Output 1 was given, as well as an overview on Output 2 – Recognition Opportunities tendency Analyzer (R.O.T.A.) and on Communication/Management Platform. The partners created a General Evaluation plan.               
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Meeting in Athens
The third meeting took place in Athens and was organized for 2 days in February 2018. A Database of Instruments and a communication platform were discussed, as well as the Analyzer. The division of next tasks was also agreed.
The next meeting will take place in September 2018 in Poland.
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Validation of Education of Informal and Nonformal Learning
One of the outputs we are currently developing is a Database of Instruments for Validating Informal and Non-formal Learning, which will be a repository of recognition tools applicable in informal and non-formal learning. It will gather tools, collect the instruments developed as a result of projects funded by the EU and by local organizations, independent experts, enthusiasts, etc. It will make a qualitative evaluation of the collected tools and provide recommendations for users and provide users with the possibility to comment and evaluate collected tools, as well as to add a new instrument and create recommendations.
You can see how the database will look like:
Each partner organization was given a different area of Europe where they carried out an in-depth research on existing databases, searching for results related to non-formal and informal learning area from outside the world of EU projects with using work groups.
You can have a look on two examples of tools:
The National Register of Qualifications (from the Czech Republic) –  a public register of complete and partial professional qualifications existing on the labour market in the Czech Republic and their assessment standards. It is a continuously built, state-supported register which can be used by citizens and employers. It allows candidates to obtain a nationally recognized certificate of their professional qualifications gained in non-formal education.
The Croatian Qualifications Framework – a reform instrument for regulating the system of qualifications at all levels in the Republic of Croatia through qualifications standards based on learning outcomes and following the needs of the labour market, individuals and society.
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