Please participate in the EQF consultation process
Commissioner Jan Figel launched the Commissions consultation on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) at the informal meeting of European education ministers in London on 12 July.
The objective of the planned EQF is to create a European framework which will enable qualifications systems at the national and sectoral levels to relate to each other. This reference structure will be used on a voluntary basis and will facilitate the transfer and recognition of qualifications held by individual citizens.
The Commission is consulting the 32 countries participating in the Education and Training 2010 work programme, the European Social Partners, the relevant European associations, NGOs and networks, and the European industry sector associations e.g. ICT, construction, marketing etc. Their responses will be taken into account in establishing the final content and structure of the EQF, prior to a formal proposal in 2006. The consultation will close at the end of December 2005.
Please join Cedefop's Virtual Community on EQF.
This VC was originally set up in order to support the work of the expert group established at the end of 2004 by the European Commission to elaborate proposals for a EQF. It is now opened to a wider expert public, in line with the Commission's effort to expose the proposals to the widest possible discussion.
To post your comments on the consultation document please visit our common space for individual reactions and suggestions on the EQF VC. Cedefop will exploit the comments and feed them to the final discussions of the expert group and inform those responsible for the editing of final recommendations in the beginning of 2006.