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The overall aim of APELE (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning in European Universities) research project is to focus on students who follow a non-traditional path to university, and on the legal and de facto barriers they encounter before being admitted to Higher Education.
Besides being relevant for the local population, access to university is extremely important for migrants across Europe, as universities offer possibilities for further education and development, which in turn can foster immigrant integration, especially on the labour market.
This project will record how prior experiential learning (both formal and informal), is recognized in different European countries, with an aim of enabling people with fewer opportunities (including migrants) to have access to study at Higher Educational Institutions in Europe.
In accordance with the 2014 Inclusion and Diversity Strategy in the field of youth by the European Commission, the notion of ‘people with fewer opportunities’ includes people with learning difficulties, people without high school degree, people with geographical obstacles as well as migrants and refugees facing cultural barriers.
Researchers from European universities and organizations located in Iceland, Italy, Greece and Denmark will produce five intellectual outputs and the overall results will provide policy-related recommendations.
Key aims of the project are:
- To create innovative tools for the accreditation of prior experiential learning of people with fewer opportunities
- To foster social inclusion In Higher Educational Institutions and society
- To promote active European citizenship
- To provide outreach and dissemination activities
The timeline of the project is October 2019- September 2021.
Publications 2019-2020: The following Intellectual Outputs are available at: www.apele.eu.
IO 1- Overview of the legal status in the involved countries concerning the institutional and legal framework for entering and studying at university level, and outline of the national systems set up regulating the conditions for entering Higher Education for people with fewer opportunities, including migrants.
IO 2- Report on the perceptions of academics and policy makers regarding the procedures of accreditation of prior experiential learning in the four different countries in exam, with special focus on students with fewer opportunities (including migrants) who follow a non-traditional path to university.
IO 3- Need Analysis investigating the needs of people with fewer opportunities in regards to an innovative procedure of accreditation and outline of any relevant prior experiential learning, demographic and special characteristics of the target group.
Funding:The project has been funded with support from the European Commission, Erasmus+ program.
Partners at UCPH: Silvia Adamo (Associate Professor)
Wiebke Sandermann (Research Assistant)
International partners: University of Akureyri, Iceland
University of Patrás, Greece
ARMES Progetti, Italy
University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Read more about APELE (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning in European Universities)
The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo is internationally renowned for its expertise in Maritime, Offshore Energy and Natural Resources Law.
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), Columbia University, New York, is a leading convenor and contributor to high-level global dialogue among scholars, community advocates, practitioners, the business community, and government concerning international investment and sustainable development.
Researchers in CEPRI also individually take part in research collaboration and networks. You can find more information about this at their individual researcher profile under Staff.