Recognition of learning and impact occur throughout the experience by way of the reflective and monitoring processes and through reporting, documentation and sharing of accomplishments. All parties to the experience should be included in the recognition of progress and accomplishment. Culminating documentation of learning and impact help provide closure and sustainability to the experience.
Europass Documents are used by European citizens as a tool to promote themselves and to describe their academic, training and professional accomplishments when applying for a job, further study etc.
Established through the adoption of Decision no. 2241/2004 / CE of December 2004, they are:
Curriculum Vitae, a document for effective and clear presentation of a person’s skills and qualifications, including formally, non-formally, and informally acquired competences;
Certificate Supplement, describe the knowledge and skills acquired by holders of vocational education and training certificates;
Diploma Supplement, describe the knowledge and skills acquired by holders of higher education degree;
Language Passport, a self-assessment tool for language skills;
Certification Europass Mobility
The Europass Mobility is a personal document, which is used to record an organised period of time (a mobility experience) that a person spends in another European country for the purpose of learning or training.
The Europass Mobility is intended for any person undergoing a mobility experience in a European country, whatever their age or level of education. Europass Mobility might be helpful to you if you are undertaking any of the following:
a work placement in a company abroad
a student undertaking a term abroad as part of a higher education programme
a worker undertaking a voluntary placement in an NGO
The Europass Mobility is monitored by two partner organizations, one in the country of origin and the other in the host country. Partners might range from universities, schools and training centers to companies etc. The Europass Mobility document is completed by the home and host organizations. It contains information regarding the individual, the purpose and duration of the mobility experience, the training and skills acquired abroad etc.
An Europass-Mobility template should be developed and adaptable for virtual internship, that rapresents the extension of international mobility from the physical to the virtual world has the potential to significantly increase the number of students who can participate in and benefit from them.
European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET)
The most popular form of learning recognition is European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET)
In 2009 the European Parliament and the Council of the EU adopted the recommendation of. One of the main aims of ECVET is to “make it easier for people to get validation and recognition of work-related skills and knowledge acquired in different systems and countries – so that they can count towards vocational qualifications”.
A broader tool, the European Qualification Framework (EQF), helps bring together and compare different qualification systems in Europe. “Its eight common European reference levels are described in terms of learning outcomes: knowledge, skills and competences. Finally, International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED), initiated by UNESCO, is a tool similar to EQF though adapted on a global scale. ISCED was developed to “facilitate comparisons of education statistics and indicators across countries on the basis of uniform and internationally agreed definitions”.https://ec.europa.eu/ploteus/en/content/descriptors