EURASHE is a partner in the RPLip (Recognition of Prior Learning in Practice) project.

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In the Paris Communiqué the ministers “commit to developing policies that encourage and support higher education institutions to fulfil their social responsibility and contribute to a more cohesive and inclusive society…” This project will address that commitment by way of establishing a peer group concentrating on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

The project aims to promote different ways of recognising competences for access to further studies and for credits. The objective is to encourage, through structured peer learning, the participating countries to develop quality assured and consistent processes/working methods to recognise non-formal and informal learning. An important starting point will be national guidelines and the European guidelines for validating non-formal and informal learning developed by Cedefop. Some communal additional standards will be considered but the main objective is that each country develops its own working method through the peer learning process organised within the project. Taking into consideration the autonomy of the HEIs it will provide guiding principles that should be of help to institutions in their RPL-practices. The expected impact is that HEIs provide for a quality assured process for recognising competences for access to further studies and for credits.

The main beneficiaries are students and potential students at HEIs with the main expected impact being easier access to higher education and get credits recognized towards a qualification through the recognition of prior learning. Also, HEI staff working with student counseling, admissions and recognition as well as academic staff will benefit from the project. The participating HEIs will benefit from the exchange of best practices. Following the testing phase at these selected HEIs, the other HEIs will benefit by receiving tested guidelines which will help them to increase access to and continuity within their study programmes.

Have your say on Recognition of Prior Learning in Europe!

EURASHE, together with its RPLip project partners, invites you to share your views and experiences regarding RPL in Higher Education in the newly launched survey “Mapping Institutional Experience of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Higher Education”, which aims at mapping the situation, challenges and good practices in this field.

Fill in the survey here by Saturday 30 November


Following are the partners of the project:

  • Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) - In 2012, the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) was established as an agency for quality assurance for Austrian higher education institutions on the basis of the... Read more
  • Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research - The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research creates the best possible framework conditions for schools, universities and research institutions and represents the interests of Austria as a scientific,... Read more
  • Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) - Cork Institute of Technology is comprised of two constituent Faculties and three constituent Colleges. The constituent Faculties are Engineering and Science; and Business and Humanities. The constituent Colleges are the... Read more
  • Croatian Ministry of Science and Education - The Ministry of Science and Education performs administrative and other tasks related to preschool education, elementary and secondary education in the country and abroad; develops the National Curriculum; approves textbooks... Read more
  • Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís) - The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) supports research, innovation, education and culture in Iceland. RANNIS cooperates closely with the Icelandic Science and Technology Policy Council and provides professional assistance in... Read more
  • Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture - The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture operates in accordance with Act No. 115/2011 on the Icelandic Government. According to the Law the Minister divides of the Ministry into Departments.... Read more
  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) - QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is an independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland. It was established in 2012 by the... Read more
  • Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) - UHR is the Enic-Naric office in Sweden and has a big staff involved in recognition practices and also a well-developed network with similar organisations in Europe and with HEIs in... Read more
  • Swedish Ministry of Education and Research - The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for the Swedish Government’s education and research. The Ministry works on issues including school performance, conditions for teachers and study financing.
  • The Irish Universities Association (IUA) - The Irish Universities Association is the voice of the university sector in Ireland. We are committed to representing the interests of our member universities as key contributors to the economic,... Read more