European dimension

The methods for recognising non-formal and informal learning are very different across European countries. The only common feature across countries seems to be that efforts have be in place over several years long, though there is no final solution as yet. Studies generally refer to ‘best practice’ and frontrunner countries, rather that definitive solutions and implementations. 
Concluding the research carried out by the transferred methodology of the earlier SMELearning project, and that carried out by the SME 2.0 consortium – as aligned to the recommendations of the related EC studies - we can list the keywords for planning courses based on SME 2.0 products: modularity; units; credits; EQF/NQF levels; learning outcomes (knowledge, skills, competences); flexible learning path.