Skills Norway was the host organization for the Nordic Network for Adult Learning (NVL) until 2017. We have now a coordinating role.

7NVL works to draw attention to competencies and experience through adult learning in the Nordic countries. The network was established by the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) in 2005 and unites national representatives from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and contact persons from autonomous regions Greenland, Faroe Islands and Aaland Islands. NVL works according to the strategy of the Nordic Council of Ministers and ensures the exchange of experience, innovation and good practice in the Nordic region within the following priority areas: quality development and competence development in adult learning, recognition of prior learning, and guidance counselling.

Skills Norway was host organization

NVL was established in 2005, and Skills Norway has been host organization for the network since 2009. The hosting period was renewed in 2012 and Skills Norway will continue its assignment until 2017. Via University College is the new host from 2018. The hosting role includes three main tasks:

  • Administration

  • Professional Coordinating 

  • Communication Responsibilities

In addition to the administrative tasks, Vox plays an active role in the elaboration of strategic plans and activity plans.

Creating and sustaining thematic networks according to the Nordic governmental policy priorities has been one of the key task of NVL. These networks ensure dynamic development of the whole adult learning and education field through building up the knowledge base, mapping and analyzing best practice and doing comparative studies.

For the coming period, NVL will focus on disseminating experiences and research gained through Nordic co-operation on adult learning, - at both national and international level. NVL will continue to focus on networking to improve the interaction between the various sectors in a lifelong learning perspective.

Read more on the NVL website