When setting objectives for education and training, and when defining qualifications, policy-makers are beginning to focus less on input factors (duration, location, method) and more on what a learner knows and is able to do at the end of a learning process – i.e. on learning outcomes. This gradual shift has underpinned many related EU policy initiatives over the past few years.
To encourage exchanges among Leonardo da Vinci (LdV) projects that link national or sectoral developments to the European Qualification Framework (EQF), Cedefop is organising a workshop, Testing the EQF: relating international, national and sectoral qualifications to the EQF, on 10-11 November in Thessaloniki.
The workshop held this week in Cedefop, Testing the European Qualifications Framework, proved to be particularly fruitful. Project promoters and stakeholders reported on the challenges that the EQF must overcome by 2010 to become a useful “translation tool” between various kinds of qualifications.