Focus themes: New Qualifications and Competencies | Greening | Digitalization | Entrepreneurship | Migration
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169 million labour migrants represent nearly 2/3 of international migrants globally.IOM, 2022
Lack of recognition, validation and accreditation of informal learning compromises refugees' ability to gain access to decent work or further education and training.UNESCO GEM Report, 2019
17 regional qualifications frameworks exist at some stage of development around the world, only 3 of them are in line with all relevant national qualifications frameworks.ETF, 2021
The BILT project facilitates the debate on current and future competencies needed for successful inclusion of migrants and takes stock of the best practices in this field through its knowledge exchange and peer learning activities. The members of the BILT Community and other interested TVET stakeholders come together to discuss effective responses to the challenges faced by both host communities and migrants.
Migration and forced displacement trigger the need for flexibility, modularization, and support mechanisms in learning pathways. As individuals, migrants and refugees often require psychological and social support necessary for their reintegration. BILT Innovation and Learning Practices demonstrate how individualization of learning can be successfully achieved through the use of flexible, blended, and technology-enabled learning arrangements to cater to the needs of migrants and enhance their skills.
Recognition of prior learning and qualifications from other countries is high on the TVET stakeholder agenda in the BILT regions, including the establishment of credit transfer mechanisms and recognition of prior learning systems. Establishing regional qualifications frameworks such as the European Qualifications Framework is essential to make labour migration possible and enable migrants' access to education and training and lifelong learning and can be used as a benchmark in implementing national qualifications frameworks, while supporting quality assurance and mutual trust across national qualifications.
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