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The organisers are all involved in the design and implementation of policies of recognition and accreditation of competencies.


Serge Ravet, EIfEL, France

Serge Ravet is Chief Executive of EIfEL, a cross-sectoral professional body created in 2001 whose mission is to support organisations, public authories, human resource and learning professionals in the development of a knowledge economy and learning society, through the use of digital technologies.

One of the key contributions of EIfEL is the exploration of the role digital technologies can play to fully exploit the  link between the different dimensions of learning: individual, community, organisational and territorial learning – learning cities and regions.
With a background in information and learning technologies, Serge combines both technological and pedagogical expertise. Publications include ‘Technology-based Training’ (Kogan Page, 1997) and ‘Valider les Compétences avec les NVQs’ (DEMOS, 1999); a Guide to e-learning Solutions (2001) and numerous articles on learning technologies, competencies, quality, ePortfolio, digital identity.


Guy Fortier, Centre Collégial de Reconnaissance des Acquis et des Compétences, Québec, Canada

Guy Fortier is Executive Director of Centre collégial de reconnaissance des acquis et des compétences à Montréal (Montreal Centre for PLAR - Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition). He joined this position after spending several years at the Ministry of Education (MELS) contributing to the reflexion on the initial training of teachers and co-ordinating PLAR activities. Guy co-ordinated two major conferences on Recognition of Acquired Competencies (Reconnaissance des Acquis et des Compétences.)

Holding a Master degree in andragogy, and a degree in public administration, M. Fortier is well know for his contribution to a number of activities promoting continuing education and lifelong learning.


Stéphane Diebold, GARF, France

Stéphane Diébold is a specialist in training and management, with 15 years expeirence in the management of initial education (business schools) and continuing education (Midas France, Groupe Galeries Lafayette). He has invested his experience to the service of pedagogical innovation and performance, in France and abroad, in the creation of Institut Avicenne, of which he is the founder.

Within GARF (the French Association of Training Managers), Stéphane is in charge of public relations and President of one Paris local groups.


Rémi Lévy, France

Rémi Lévy, worked as adult trainer and responsible for innovation in a training centre which was the first to deliver a british qualification in France (BTEC) in the domain of tourism and leisure as well as language NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications). He also managed a number of European projects, including one that in 1998 worked towards the establishment of a "European Competency Passport." For several years, Rémi was in charge of the validation of competencies for the diploma delivered by the Ministry of labour.

More recently, Rémi has established a consultancy specialised in the valorisation of individual and collective competencies, and is working on the assessment of competencies at a distance.

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