Recognition (of competences)

  1. Formal recognition: the process of granting official status to competences, either
    • through the award of certificates or
    • through the grant of equivalence, credit units, validation of gained competences;


  2. social recognition: through acknowledgment of the value of competences by economic and social stakeholders.

SOURCE: Terminology of European education and training policy-a selection of 100 key terms. CEDEFOP, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008.

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