The 2019 eucen Autumn Seminar has been designed to overlap with the Final Symposium of the VINCE project. You are welcome to register for both activities. The VINCE Final Symposium is free and co-financed by the EC through its Erasmus+ programme.

What is VINCE?

The flow of new migrants and refugees reaching Europe face many challenges and among them are obstacles to access the labour market or continue their studies, frequently because their competences are not easily recognised in the host society. Their skills and knowledge may not fit into predefined bureaucratic policies and procedures, documentation is lacking, or the curriculum they followed does not match certification structures in the host country. VINCE has developed a number of tools to help Validation of non-formal and informal learning professionals to work with this type of new students in our countries: Guidelines, a generic CPD course, a set of policy recommendations are only a brief introduction to what VINCE has done so far. VINCE is a project coordinated by eucen.

How to join this free event?

When you fill in the Registration Form for the 2019 eucen Autumn Seminar, do not forget to tick the VINCE box. Joining the VINCE Final Symposium only means you will travel to Barcelona the day before. Remember to make your travel arrangements so you can arrive on Wednesday and join us from Thursday morning!

Download the programme here (version 1.5).

Preliminary Programme

Thursday 14 November 2019, morning sessions





Balázs NÉMETH, President of eucen


Opening: Testimony of a refugee who went through a VPL process


VINCE project: Tools that help making a difference in people’s life

Carme ROYO, Executive Director of eucen


Coffee break


World Cafe: Explore the VINCE tools

    • Country profiles
    • Guidelines
    • Course for professionals
    • Policy recommendations

Chair: Kirsten AAGAARD, Independent Expert


Panel of Good Practices (Validation Prize Finalists):

    • AUSTRIA: Aleksandra PANEK. Counselling Centre for Migrants and AST Vienna 1st Prize 
    • PORTUGAL: Daniel OLIVEIRA. Lisbon City Council Qualifica Centre 2nd Prize
    • ITALY: Anna SCARDIGNO. University of Bari. Centre for LLL for Migrants and Refugees 3rd Prize


Chair: Pat DAVIES. Independent Expert


VINCE VPL Award 2019 Ceremony:

    • Criteria of the selection. Pat DAVIES
    • Announcement of the Award. Isabell GRUNDSCHOBER. University of Krems (AT)



The afternoon session merges with the 2019 eucen Autumn Seminar. Follow this link to see the afternoon programme.



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