The European Commission celebrated 10 years of the European qualifications framework (EQF) with a conference in Brussels on 15 and 16 March, where Cedefop had a prominent role.
Cedefop expert Anastasia Pouliou presented and discussed the latest EU developments of national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) at a peer learning activity organised by the Greek National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP) in Athens on 20 December.
Cedefop expert Slava Pevec Grm and European Training Foundation (ETF) expert Michael Graham presented the 2017 update of the global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks at the 6th ASEM Education Ministers' meeting in Seoul on 20 November.
National qualifications frameworks (NQFs) make a difference to people's lives but more research is needed to measure their impact, according to some of the conclusions of the peer learning conference organised by Cedefop, the European Commission and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) in Thessaloniki on 9 and 10 November.
Cedefop, in cooperation with the European Commission and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), invites to a Peer Learning Conference on the issue of national qualifications framework (NQF) impact. The purpose of the event is to stimulate an open and critical reflection on the current and future role of NQFs.
Cedefop took part in a large-scale international conference on ‘skills on the move: global trends, local resonances’, organised by UNESCO, the People’s Republic of China and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on 4-6 July in Tangshan, China.
A knowledge-sharing seminar was organised in Cedefop’s premises in Thessaloniki on 22 May. European Training Foundation (ETF) experts presented their work on organising qualifications systems in the ETF partner countries as well as on skills and migration.
In a meeting at the headquarters of the European Federation for Welding (EWF) in Lisbon on 27 January, international and welding sector experts discussed the latest vocational education and training (VET) developments and reflected on future scenarios in relation to the European tools and their use in the sector.
The European Commission adopted on 10 June a new and comprehensive skills agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.
Spring is usually a busy time for visits – this year, Cedefop received visitors from various countries and institutions, including Athens College, universities from Greece, Finland and France, and two institutions dealing with the validation and recognition of qualifications: the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) and the Ankara Chamber of Commerce from Turkey.