The aim of the project is to focus on students pursuing non-traditional paths to university.

General Information

The overall aim of APELE project is to focus on students who follow a non-traditional path to university. Besides being relevant for the local population, access to university is extremely important for migrants across Europe, as university offers possibilities for further education and development.  The project will record how typical, but mostly prior experiential learning, is recognized in different European countries, enabling people with fewer opportunities (including migrants) to have access to study in Higher Educational Institutions in Europe.

Different Institutions/organizations from different participating countries will work together, pooling knowledge and experience in order to establish a proposed evaluation method and tools for final stakeholders (people with fewer opportunities including migrants).

Specific objectives are:

  • Promoting the interconnection and networking of cross-border learning communities.
  • Improving the attractiveness and accessibility of available opportunities for study in Universities in Europe.
  • Foster social inclusion through enter in Universities.
  • Promoting intercultural competence, European integration and active European citizenship.
  • Record the existing situation in each country in relation with Bologna declaration and EQF.
  • Propose a common evaluation way of accreditation of prior experiential learning.
  • To enable stakeholders to identify and gain a deeper understanding of building a portfolio.
  • Identify structural barriers and common weaknesses in the recognition process.