Towards a regional qualifications framework in Latin America and the Caribbean. Validation of learning in the European space and its relation with the European Qualifications Framework

On Thursday August 5, a new cycle of "Towards a Regional Qualification Framework in Latin America and the Caribbean" was held.

This cycle has been possible thanks to a partnership between ILO/Cinterfor, Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the aim of addressing various aspects related to the issue of qualifications frameworks.

The event featured a presentation by Manuel Souto-Otero, researcher and professor of Educational Policies; Deputy Director of the "Digital Futures of Work" Project, Cardiff University; expert in analysis and evaluation of educational policies, who has focused his work on post-compulsory education. His presentation focused on the experience of validation of formal and informal learning in Europe and the possible incidents and lessons learned for our region.

According to the expert, the free movement of people in the European community makes necessary a regional qualification framework that allows the validation of learning in a transparent and reliable way, affirming that "the validation of learning gives access to formal education programs, which is a key aspect for people who have skills coming from informality".

The activity, which was attended by more than 300 people from all over the region, was facilitated by Liliana González, ILO/Cinterfor consultant and Fernando Vargas, ILO/Cinterfor vocational training specialist.

You can access the full recording and summary, as well as the presentation made by our guest specialist.