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Overview of the CREATE project - Dr Rosen Petkov, Chairman of SCAS

Developing a model for the recognition and validation of informal and non-formal knowledge in VET in Slovenia - results and experience - Aljoša Bradač, Šolski center Ptuj (Slovenia)

Quality issues in Validation in the Nordic countries and competence development of employees/staff involved in RPL – Antra Carlsen, NVL Head-coordinator (Norway)

‘You have skills’ - Evidences from Austria Assessment and validation of non-formal and informal learning – Mag.a Mariya Dzhengozova, Research + Consulting, 3s Unternehmensberatung GmbH (Austria) 

Recognising Experiential Learning at Letterkenny Institute of Technology – Oran Doherty, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Work Based Learning Facilitator (WBL), Letterkenny Institute of Technology (Ireland)

Developing a system for identification and recognition of knowledge, skills and competences acquired through non-formal learning – “New opportunities for my future” project - Krasimira Brozig, Executive Secretary of NAVET (Bulgaria)

Embedding ICT/Multimedia Standardisation Initiatives into European Vocational Training Development Strategies (Embedding Standards) – Dr. Peter Littig, DEKRA Akademie GmbH (Germany)

The Bulgarian approach to ECVET – Iliana Taneva, Chief Expert, “Vocational Education and Training” unit, Ministry of Education and Science (Bulgaria)

Self-acquired learning validation toolkit in the frame of CREATE project – Dr. Rosen Petkov and Elitsa Licheva, SCAS (Bulgaria)

Fostering informal learning at the workplace through digital platforms and information infrastructures - Paolo Spagnoletti, CeRSI-LUISS Guido Carli University, Assistant Professor – CeRSI Scientific Manager (Italy)

Validation of self-aCquired learning and cREdits trAnsfer in web design and compuTEr animation
/CREATE Conference/

Date: 20th September 2013
Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria

in the frame of “Leonardo da Vinci” project № 2011-1-BG1-LEO05-05036


The aim of CREATE conference is to present the current situation and tendencies in the validation of informal (self-acquired) learning. Having in mind that validation and recognition of learning outcomes is closely related to ECVET (The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training), the additional aim of the conference is to enlighten on the current tendencies in ECVET.


Often people engaged in creative fields such as web design and computer animation have gained their knowledge, skills and competence through a kind of informal learning. Informal learning occurs in a number of places like learning at home, work, during daily interactions or sharing knowledge in communities. Gradually validation of the results of informal learning has become a EU priority in the field of VET being “seen as a way of improving lifelong and life-wide learning”.

Although addressed to a different extent in various EU countries, the issue of validation of the results of informal learning is still insufficiently explored and undeveloped in Europe.

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CREATE conference is organized by Student Computer Art Society (SCAS, Bulgaria) and CREATE project partners: National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (Bulgaria), DEKRA Akademie (Germany), Fastrack into Information Technology ltd. (Ireland) and National Student Information and Career Center (Bulgaria).

Organizers have considerable experience in developing approaches and tools for validation and recognition of learning outcomes, ECVET policies and practices and in the two project subjects – web design and computer animation. The organizers are also working in collaboration with ECVET experts from EU institutions, European training associations and universities, some of them will be invited as key speakers to the conference.

In the frame of “Leonardo da Vinci” project № 2011-1-BG1-LEO05-05036.


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Sofia BG-1000

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Date and venue of the conference:
Conference date: 20th September 2013
Conference venue: “Arena di Serdica” hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria /address: 2-4, “Budapeshta” str./
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