Strategic partnership for higher education.
Accreditation of experiential learning in European universities.

The project “Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning in European Universities” (APELE) explores innovative ways to access higher education and provides a new tool for the recognition of prior experiential learning to people with fewer opportunities. APELE enables people with fewer opportunities (including migrants) to have access to study in Higher Educational Institutions in Europe and offers possibilities for further education and personal development.

The overall aim of APELE project is to focus on students who follow a non-traditional path to university and create a tool for building a personal portfolio.  The project records how prior experiential learning is recognized in different European countries and proposes a common evaluation way of accreditation.


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Webinar and Workshop


Webinar. The role of universities in the era of migration

On Thursday, 22 April 2021, a webinar was held by the Association for the Advancement of the Country www.perilprogressodelpaese.it with the participation of Prof. Elsa Fornero, former Minister of Labour in the Monti government (2011-2013) and Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Turin, Prof. Giovanni Carlo Bruno, researcher at the CNR IRSS in Naples, and Monica Amari, president of Armes progetti.

During the meeting, which was attended by representatives of the Italian economic world, including Alfredo Ambrosetti, knight of labour, Giorgio Basile -Isagro- S.pA., Riccardo Illy, Andrea Ritattore Vonwiller, and Prof. Cesare Galli, the Apele project was presented. The project was implemented by a consortium of European universities in cooperation with Armes progetti, whose objective is to share a method for the evaluation of prior experience in order to facilitate access to third-level secondary education for disadvantaged targets.


Access to university studies for people with fewer opportunities (including migrants) through the recognition of experiential and prior learning in European countries.

MEPs Brando Benifei and Chiara Gemma present the online workshop, in the context of the project funded by the European Commission’s ERASMUS+ programme.

Accreditation of prior experiential learning in European Universities (APELE)www.apele.eu.

Wednesday 16 March from 15:00 to 16:15 (CET)


  • Univesity of Akureyri (Háskólinn á Akureyri)
  • University of Patras (Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών )
  • ARMES Progetti
  • University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
  • University of Copenhagen


Dalle 15:00 alle 16:15


On-line mode


16  March 2021