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The NVL Validation Work


A Nordic expert validation network

The network should
• Be advisory to the Steering group for adult learning (the Nordic Council of Ministers) and to the NVL.
• Formulate and/or carry out report work
• Plan and organise conferences and other meeting places
• Highlight good examples of validation from the Nordic countries

Representatives of the network
• 1-2 representatives from each of the Nordic countries (+1 from an autonomous territory)
• Coming from different sectors: working life, the educational sector and the third sector.
• Meetings 2-3 times a year


Kirsten Aagard, NVR National Knowledge Centre for Validation of Prior Learning, Århus
Stine Hohwü-Christensen, DFS Danish Adult Education Association, Copenhagen

Anni Karttunen, Savon ammatti- ja aikuisopisto, Savo Vocational College, Kuopio
Raija Timonen, Finnish National Board of Education, Helsinki

Haukur Hardarson, Frae Education and Training Service Centre, Reykjavik
Fjóla María Lárusdóttir, Frae Education and Training Service Centre, Reykjavik

Åge Hanssen, Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, Oslo 
Margrethe Steen Hernes, Vox Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning, Oslo

Per Andersson, Linköping University, Linköping
Anna Kahlson, Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education, Västerås

Edvard Mørch, Government of Greenland, Nuuk

Faroe Islands
Eyðun Gaard, Office of Vocational Education and Training, Tórshavn


NVL (Nordic Network for Adult Learning)
Asta Modig, Skolverket, Stockholm, Sverige

Validation Report


Fact sheet
More on validation
Link to Nordic overviews


in the work of recognition/validation of prior learning in the Nordic countries
Published 2010
This memorandum is based on national reports from all the countries which were prepared during the spring of 2009.
Report (pdf)


E-tools and Validation
– areas of significance and dilemmas

Report (pdf)