Concept and Approach

The project was launched on 1st November 2007 and runs until the end of October 2009.

November 2007 – September 2008

  • planning and positioning of the project in relation to European and national policies concerning the assessment of prior learning (APL) and lifelong learning (LLL),
  • exploration of existing APL-tools and instruments,
  • selection and analysis of relevant profession`s and training profiles,
  • start of dissemination: development of website and newsletter,
  • development of methodology and 1st draft of the instrument.

October 2008 – October 2009

  • testing of the 1st draft in several settings,
  • feedback and design of the 2nd draft of the instrument,
  • testing of the 2nd draft,
  • final editing of the FamCompass and its user`s manual,
  • translation in English and in the languages of all partner countries,
  • further dissemination of the FamCompass and valorisation of the project outcomes.