A recent series of Cedefop publications, to be presented at an upcoming conference on lifelong learning and employability (Thessaloniki 5-6 October) examines how qualifications are established, evaluated and renewed in todays economy.
Qualifications are diplomas, certificates and titles allowing holders access to professional activity and further education. Their purpose is to cover the needs of individuals for employment and of enterprises for skilled personnel. But to do so, they must accurately reflect the requirements of each profession as these change over time, and be clearly understood across the single labour market of the EU. The question is - do they?