VLD promotes quality, legality and equality
The Swedish National Commission on Validation, Valideringsdelegationen, (VLD) was established at the beginning of 2004 and it will be abolished at the end of 2007. The VLD, which has ten members and a chairperson, is an independent public authority. No organisational infrastructure has been created for the commission, which instead uses outsourced services. The staff working at the office includes, besides Director Eva Nordlund , five other people.
The tasks of the VLD include promoting quality, equality and legality, carrying out and supporting development activities, and strengthening regional cooperation in order to achieve functioning working methods. The VLD is also responsible for disseminating information and drafting proposals for ensuring the future of validation of learning after 2007.
The VLD publishes an electronic newsletter (ValiBREV), maintains a public database (ValiBAS), and organises conferences and seminars.