In our lifetime the knowledge that we acquire in school and college, in combination with our professional tasks and various situations in everyday life make us more informed, skilled and competent. And we don’t even think about this process. French writer André Malraux said that „The best education is the one you don’t even notice”.

The main purpose of this project is to help people realize what they have already learned – at school, at work and in life – and take better chance of it, to raise their own employability, career opportunities and welfare; to make visible all their qualities and skills obtained in non-formal or informal ways and promote them as successful experiences and result.

AdValue intends to promote validation of non-formal and informal learning and help adults develop and assess key transferable skills during lifetime. 

The products: Compendium of training program and validation system for 10 key transferable skills - will be jointly elaborated by partners from 6 European countries. The Compendium will be directed to a wide range of beneficiaries: adult learners; training institutions, educators, HR specialists; managers and employers; experts, decision makers, institutions and other counterparts.

The project products will be grounded on proven training approaches and assessment tools for transferable skills and will integrate best practices and experience from the partner countries. Additionally, the project will bring together experts and employers in the development of descriptors of the results from lifelong learning. The final product - a Compendium will be available on the website and disseminated on DVD in 6 European languages. On strategic level the project will contribute to promote the elaboration of methods for validation of skills and competencies acquired in non-formal and informal learning. Through a variety of dissemination activities the products will outreach large number of potential end-users across Europe.


AdValue Managing My Career (in English)


Business Foundation for Education, Sofia, Bulgaria - Coordinator

Careers Europe, Aspire-i Ltd, Bradford, UK

Instituto para el Fomento del Desarrollo y la Formación INFODEF, Palencia, Spain

E.RI.FO. Ente per la ricerca e formazione, Rome, Italy

Re-Start Consulting Soluções para Empresas de Alta Performance, Porto, Portugal

BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH, Vienna, Austria

THIS PROJECT has been funded with support from the European Commission.

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