State of Play of the European Qualifications Framework Implementation

15-03-2012

The EQF is an instrument aimed at promoting workers’ and learners’ mobility and lifelong learning through referencing national qualifications systems. Analysing the relevance, implementation and first outcomes, one can conclude that although the implementation of the EQF could be assessed as successful, some important issues can be identified, that form a serious test to the full and trustworthy implementation of the EQF. Nevertheless, there is a call for continuation of the EQF implementation provided that the right conditions have been met.

The EQF is an instrument aimed at promoting workers’ and learners’ mobility and lifelong learning through referencing national qualifications systems. Analysing the relevance, implementation and first outcomes, one can conclude that although the implementation of the EQF could be assessed as successful, some important issues can be identified, that form a serious test to the full and trustworthy implementation of the EQF. Nevertheless, there is a call for continuation of the EQF implementation provided that the right conditions have been met.

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Simon Broek, Bert-Jan Buiskool, Marcia van Oploo and Suzanne de Visser (Panteia/Research voor Beleid)