European Adults: Training and Internationalization
The EATI project is focused on a methodology that supports the recognition, validation and certification of skills acquired informally or through adult personal and professional experience.
The methodology is largely focused on learning processes developed in another European country in informal learning environments.
The aim is to identify and describe the learning outcomes leading to the acquisition of units of competence. Recognition, validation and certification of these units of competence are reciprocal among the countries involved. Learning outcomes, as described in a particular situation or context, are comparable to those expected in another situation or context, with reciprocal recognition being sought between the non-formal education systems of the various countries, regardless of the context / country in which they are taking place.
Throughout this work a methodological manual titled “Balance of Key Competences for Universal School Certification” is elaborated, composed of a methodological guide for professionals and a battery of tools to apply in the recognition, validation and certification of competences.
In addition, a pilot project is implemented with 8 adults to implement the process of recognition, validation and certification of units of competencies and / or learning units, based on the methodology of identifying informal and practical learning outcomes.
Another important resource is the European Digital Competency Recognition, Validation and Certification Platform, which allows adults in each partner country, after completion of certification in a given institution, to issue a European Certificate that recognizes the methodology implemented and the non-formal education pathway.
The methodological manual and the digital platform, written in English, is translated into the official language of each partner country.