The role of national qualifications systems in promoting lifelong learning , will take place in Dublin on 20-21 October, 2005. The conference is co-organised by the OECD and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (acting on behalf of the Irish Department of Education and Science and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment).
This work has been underway since 2001 and has sought to identify processes and mechanisms through which national qualifications systems can influence the motivations of those who may wish to learn and the provision of learning opportunities generally. The objective of the work has been to inform decision-makers about possible policy actions in relation to national qualifications systems for the promotion of lifelong learning. This conference will mark the completion of the international synthesis report entitled Policy Implications of National Qualifications Systems and their Impact on Lifelong Learning. It will offer an opportunity for international experts and country representatives to engage with the issues raised by the report and to explore the usefulness of the findings for policy makers.
The international synthesis report has been produced in close co-operation with national study managers and participating international organisations, who are also invited to the conference through this letter. If you are not able to attend this event, we encourage you to nominate a representative from your country in your place.