Patrick Werquin is Professor at Conservatoire national des arts et métiers – French Tertiary Education and Research Institution (CNAM), Paris. As a highly regarded international consultant based in Saint-Sulpice-sur-Lèze, he has worked for the European Commission, UNESCO and several national ministries and organizations. Dr. Patrick Werquin authored Recognition of non-formal and informal learning: Islands of Good Practice (2009), while serving as senior economist with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Directorate for Education and CERI (Centre for Educational Research and Innovation) from 1999 to 2010. He was a researcher at the French Centre for Research on Education, Training and Employment (Céreq, 1992-99). He has a PhD in Economics and taught Economics, Statistics and Econometrics at the Université de la Méditerranée (Aix-en-Provence and Marseilles, 1986-98) and at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, 1986-1998). Patrick taught Education at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2006-09) and has supervised PhD students in Canada, France and Morocco. Dr. Werquin is member of the Centre d’études sociologiques et politiques Raymon Aron, EHESS, Paris. He is also Associate Research Fellow with the Toulouse Business School, Toulouse, France. He researches and publishes on lifelong learning, technical and vocational education and training, national qualifications systems and frameworks, literacy, adult learning, low skilled individuals/workers, adult literacy, new competences and assessment of adult skills, school-to-work transition, validation and recognition of non-formal and informal learning, credit transfer, statistical indicators for education and the labour market; in all OECD countries as well as in many countries in Africa, North and Latin America, Europe and South East Asia.