The European Commission has announced the European wide implementation of the validation of non-formal and informal learning for 2018. Within two years from now the concept should not only be introduced on the political but also on the practical level.

The 7th REVEAL conference was developed as an opportunity to discuss the current state of implementation and the findings of the needs from stakeholders in different relevant sectors, domains and practice fields.

Different approaches and project outcomes on national and European levels were presented and intensively discussed that convert validation in practical informal and non-formal learning arrangements, be it in Continuing Professional Education (CPD), in mobility learning, at the interface between business and academia and in innovative blended learning arrangements that are supported by state- of-the-art learning technologies that facilitate the validation on institutional and individual levels.

We also opened the stage to exceptionally innovative projects and approaches in the field – and honour them with the my-VITA award.