Jean Monnet Support for Associations project Assessment and recognition of non-formal and informal learning in the EU ˗ A-LEARN

Between September the 1st, 2015 and August the 31st, 2018, the Romanian Association of International Relations and European Studies (ARRISE - ECSA Romania), as a beneficiary association, is implementing the project „Assessment and recognition of non-formal and informal learning in the EU ˗ A-LEARN” (Evaluarea și recunoașterea învățării non-formale și informale în UE). With a duration of 36 months, the project is co-financed by the European Commission, through the ERASMUS+ Programme ˗ Jean Monnet Activities,  Jean Monnet Support for Institutions and Associations, 2015 - EAC/A04/2014.


The project has the objective of increasing the level of awareness and use of the possibilities which are promoted by the EU regarding the evaluation and validation of non-formal and informal learning for university graduates in the field of social sciences, in order to ensure their increased integration in the European labour market. Thus, it comprises an integrated package of activities such as: workshops with graduates from the field of social sciences, providing them with a database of organizations which conduct activities for validating competencies, as well as a forum for exchanging ideas and counselling on the association’s website, organizing an international multidisciplinary conference regarding practices for validating non-formal and informal learning in EU member states and publishing some of the papers which are going to be presented, disseminating two brochures concerning the opportunities which are promoted through EU policies towards this end, as well as offering current information through a periodical policy overview.

Professor Iordan Gh. BĂRBULESCU, PhD - Project Manager

President of ARRISE – ECSA Romania




*The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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