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Financing of Validation of Prior Learning - VPL Biennale sneak preview

od Anni Karttunen
Jazyk: EN

The 3rd VPL Biennale in Berlin on the 7-8 of May 2019 is presenting six themes in the conference. The second theme is Financing of validation (see the intro to the first theme - Oraganisational arrengements here.)

While promising a return on investment for many parties involved, validation costs money. For this reason, the creation of financing structures and a response to the question of who pays what towards the cost of validation or qualification procedure are of crucial significance.

Two case studies are introduced below, which will feature at the conference.

Flemish Government

The Flemish Government commissioned an analysis of the budget required to implement an integrated VPL procedure, and the potential return on investment at the level of the Flemish region.

Dr An De Coen was part of the team that monetarized the costs related to VPL. In her presentation she will discuss the main principles of the standard cost model that was used to calculate the costs.

This detailed approach shows which actions require the largest investments and to what extent efficiency gains could be obtained in order to organize VPL at a substantial scale.

Icelandic Government

The Education and training Service center (ETSC) has since 2004 coordinated a national VPL system for people with little formal education in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture; the social partners and regional Lifelong learning centers. Career guidance is embedded in the process. The process is free of charge for the individuals but financing of the system is provided by a public Educational Fund directed by a board from various stakeholders and administrated by the ETSC. This presentation by ETSC’s Managing Director, Sveinn Adalsteinsson, will explain the Icelandic system, touching on the costs and benefits.


Martin Noack gives an overview of his workshop track Financing”.

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Please be aware that some of our room allocation will expire on 23rd of February.

Please be sure to make your reservation before that date to ensure the best price.

Text: Dr Martin Noack

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