The VPL Biennale is a two yearly event. Experts, researchers, policy makers and people interested in VPL come together to discuss current developments in Validation of Prior Learning and present their research, policies, methods and practices.
The objective of the project is to support the modernization of Higher Education in Russia, enabling educational institutes to play the role of key-actors in promoting actions of lifelong learning on topics not usually debated in Russian society such as migration, intercultural education and human rights in order to increase the degree of community acceptance of minority groups.
The Global VPL Prize awards best practices in any imaginable area of VPL each year. It’s the story of VPL and its sustainable impact that counts. The 2014 edition focuses on ‘VPL-stories’ that exhibit The power of VPL. The Power of VPL is about developing and implementing Validation of Prior Learning in structured environments. The main question was how the nominees were able to strengthen the impact of VPL and dissemination of VPL to other – less structured – contexts. Rockwool is the winner of the Global VPL Prize 2014.