Announcing: International conference on qualifications frameworks
In less than a month, on 6 and 7 October in Brussels, the ETF will hold an international conference on qualifications frameworks. More than one hundred experts and policymakers will discuss how to implement national qualifications frameworks (NQF).
One of main goals of the conference is to establish a global community of practitioners involved in developing qualifications frameworks in order to share knowledge and experience, and better support each other’s work.
Participants hail from all over the world, from international organisations, EU institutions and governments. For all those who can’t attend in person, the ETF will ensure a good online coverage of the event.
We talked to the organisers of the conference, the ETF’s Arien Deij and Epke Vogel, about what qualifications frameworks are, how students, employers and policymakers can benefit from qualifications frameworks, and why frameworks are an attractive way of approaching the reform of education systems.
Put simply, lifelong learning means that people can – and should have the opportunity to – learn throughout their lives.
Across the world, certain groups of people are still hard pressed to get the most out of their education and training system.
Partnership between the worlds of work and education is a process that is set to become an integral part of how we go about developing education.
“Employment”: promoting better functioning and inclusive labour markets and vocational education and training systems in ETF partner countries.
Making qualifications transparent and easily readable, even across international frontiers, is a high priority for the ETF.
Teachers are a critical factor in education reforms. The ETF takes therefore the role of schools and teachers seriously throughout its work.
Focusing on key competences is one of the surest ways of keeping education and training relevant in a fast-changing environment.
Governance modes and models have a high correlation with the overall performance of education and training policies, influencing their strategic formulation and implementation.