About the Project

In a society in which individuals change jobs more and more often, and the pace of innovation and new technologies keeps increasing, individuals need to be prepared for repeated transitions and adaptation to change. All learning might become relevant at some stage in one’s life, with non-formal and informal learning becoming as important as formal education in maintaining an adequate level of skills.

EU countries have already some form of guidance services for adult learners or specific policy strategies that focus on educational guidance and orientation. However, the existing services or the structures on which these services rely are not suitable to reach the adults mostly in need of education. Furthermore, existing services are often focusing on short term employment and less on identifying educational pathways that lead to more sustainable employment and social inclusion. Due to a lack of commonly arranged procedures in the system of identifying and validating non-formal and informal knowledge, it is extremely difficult for professionals in adult education and guidance to direct adults to further education and training programs.

The main aim of the project is to develop Methodology for assessment and validation of digital skills, numeracy and literacy for adult education and guidance services practitioners complied with Implementation Guidelines that will provide concrete measures and common principles for basic skills assessment and validation and EU platform where different tools for validation of digital skills, numeracy and literacy are gathered in one place.