The 2nd partner meeting of the InnoVal project took place on 04-06 October 2017 in Athens, Greece.
Representatives from the 6 partner organisations (LLLP, Dafni Kek, ANESPO, EIESP, UCLL, EUCEN) gathered to summarise the work that has already been done in the framework of the project and also to plan and agree on the future steps of the project work. The collection of best practices on the use of alternative assessment methods in countries like Belgium, Greece, Belgium, France, Finland and Portugal is ongoing. The identified cases so far demonstrate, important and useful elements that will feed the Training Programme which is under development.
The next important benchmark of InnoVal is its Training Programme which will be integrated in the project’s website and will be targeted to validation practitioners. Its objective will be to foster a better understanding on the benefits of the use of alternative assessment methods, especially when they target disadvantaged groups such as refugees, migrants, long-term unemployed and early school leavers. The Training Programme will be piloted in 4 workshop sessions which will take place in four different countries gathering in total 60 participants. The first pilot workshop will take place in November in Barcelona, organised by EUCEN.
As part of the meeting a roundtable with representatives of local authorities (the city of Athens), NGOs, universities and education centres was organised. The InnoVal consortium had the chance to present the project’s work and to discuss issues and exchange ideas concerning the validation of NFIL, especially when it comes to refugees and migrants with experts working in the field.