Glossary - Letter P

  • Paperless

    any foreign people living on the national territory without any updated official paper or agreement to stay or work. This expression has appeared at the end of the 80s to anyone being denied the status of asylum seeker or other categories of foreigners unauthorised to stay in France. The “paperless”, might be legally expelled from France. Under specific conditions, they can obtain their regularisation.

    Lain McLean , The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1996

  • portfolio

    using a mix of methods and instruments employed in consecutive stages to produce a coherent set of documents or work samples showing an individual's skills and competences in different ways

    source: Cedefop, European guidelines for validating non formal and informal learning, Luxembourg, 2009.