The critical issue of recognizing the undocumented qualifications of refugees was discussed at a meeting of experts in Germany last month. Delegates heard how obtaining recognition for foreign vocational qualifications, especially in situations where documentation is missing or is perceived as inadequate by the host country, is often challenging for the individual but can make a huge difference to the lives and contribution of refugees.
‘Global goals, local actions: Towards lifelong learning for all in 2030’ is the theme of the third International Conference on Learning Cities which will take place in Cork, Ireland, from 18 to 20 September 2017.
‘The user at the centre’ was this year’s theme of the second biennale on Validation of Prior Learning (VPL), which was held in Aarhus, Denmark from 25 to 27 April 2017.
Adult education centres are central to the provision of lifelong learning opportunities in cities around the world.