Focus on: European Qualifications Framework

16-09-2013

The EQF is a translation grid for qualifications around Europe and at its core are eight reference levels, covering basic to most advanced qualifications. Each country is expected to classify its national qualifications into the eight EQF levels by means of its National Qualifications Framework (NQF) or the levels of its national qualifications system. The EQF is a concrete instrument to promote lifelong learning, mobility, skills and jobs of citizens throughout Europe, indispensable for achieving more and better jobs and growth, as Europe faces the challenges of becoming an advanced, knowledge-based economy.

The EQF is a translation grid for qualifications around Europe and at its core are eight reference levels, covering basic to most advanced qualifications. Each country is expected to classify its national qualifications into the eight EQF levels by means of its National Qualifications Framework (NQF) or the levels of its national qualifications system. The EQF is a concrete instrument to promote lifelong learning, mobility, skills and jobs of citizens throughout Europe, indispensable for achieving more and better jobs and growth, as Europe faces the challenges of becoming an advanced, knowledge-based economy.