Norway (2021)

Part of IVET mobility policy is coordinated, and it is planned to make coordination comprehensive. In Norway, coordination is done between public bodies (Diku, The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, and the Norwegian Directorate of Education and Training) responsible for the mobility tools (EQF, ECVET, EQAVET, Euroguidance, ReferNet, Europass, Erasmus+). Representatives from the concerned bodies have initiated informal meetings two to four times a year with The Ministry of Education to keep each other informed about the latest developments concerning implementation of the mobility tools. The network has also co-organised annual seminars on mobility directed at VET providers. These seminars usually provide annual updates of topical interest on the national development of the mobility tools. This is to ensure a coordinated implementation of the mobility tools.
The coordination of IVET mobility policy is done at national level but is also a theme discussed between the Nordic countries. The Nordic countries have agreed to give equal access for learners at upper secondary level to general education and vocational training in any of the Nordic countries. The agreement came into effect from March 2008 (1).