VPL (or APL, APEL, RPL, PLAR, EVC, RPLO, VNIL, RVA) is crucial for empowering citizens to be more employable on the labour market, to be self-confiding in choosing for personalised learning programmes and/or for activating citizenship.
Many countries have national governments, employers, trade-unions, social organisations, volunteering organisations, schools/universities and many others inveput a lot of effort in developing citizen-steered systems for Validation of Prior Learning.