The study has the following main objectives:
- to study in-depth how qualifications are used to govern access to and practice in occupations and professions;
- to examine how the use of qualifications for regulation purposes varies between sectors and countries;
- to examine how public policies influence and challenge the use of qualifications for regulatory purposes;
- to analyse the role and influence of economic and technological change on the use of qualifications for regulation purposes.

The study should contribute to a better understanding of how and to which extent qualifications are used to govern the labour market and how this relationship (between qualifications and occupations) is changing. It will focus on in-depth analysis of the current situation and emerging trends in 10 EU countries and 5 sectors.

This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union 2011/S 70-113058 of 09/04/2011.

Deadline of submitting tenders: 23/05/2011 (17h00 for hand-delivered tenders).

Requests for additional information/clarification should be received by 13/05/2011.

The answers to such requests, if any, will be published under this banner, therefore please visit Cedefop's website frequently for updates.

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Contract Award Notice

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Clarification - Correction (2)

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Clarification-Correction (1)

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Corrigendum - Contract Notice

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Tender Dossier - Governing Occupations & Professions

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