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Frame - Skills for the Future

Which skills should we (in our country) develop towards 2020, and how can these skills be generated by the education and training system?
What are the capacity needs of institutions to achieve the 2020 vision for skills? (This includes capacity review of policy planning, implementation and monitoring and the capacity to use foresight as forward looking policy making approach).
What indicators are needed to monitor progress and targets for the 2020 vision of skills?
How can countries create synergy in human resource development and learn from each other?

The ETF FRAME project focuses on these questions.

The countries seeking to accede to the European Union require a strategic approach to developing a vision for human resource development focusing in particular on the skills that are more likely to be needed in the period 2014-20.

In turn, a more coherent approach to pre-accession assistance also needs to be adopted, with result-oriented interventions tailored to the specific needs of each country and with clear targets and indicators to measure progress and achievements.

The ETF FRAME project will support pre-accession countries to build on the sector approach in human resource development whilst operating in line with both their own human resource development strategy and the EU2020 strategy.
With the objective of strengthening local capacity to use specific methodological instruments such as skills foresight, institutional assessment and monitoring of human resource development, the project will be implemented in four interventions:

1. Foresight
The foresight methodology shall help the countries to develop a medium to long term vision for skills shared by key stakeholders, to define strategic priorities, and to indicate with a road map how these skills will be generated. Based on the foresight methodology developed and road-tested by the ETF in Serbia and Montenegro, the approach has been fine-tuned with the contribution of the beneficiary countries.

2. Review of institutional arrangements (RIA)
Based on the methodology developed by the ETF (and adapted for each country), the RIA component shall identify capacity development needs of institutions in charge of implementing the 2020 vision for skills. The review also includes a section on “budgeting capacities”, linked to the capacity of institutions to work on Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEF).

3. Monitoring

The project will support the development of a monitoring tool that measures progress towards the vision for skills 2020. The monitoring tool will be based on a set of indicators in line with the national objectives (as resulted from the Foresight and RIA components) and the EU (EU 2020 and ET 2020) and SEE 2020 goals. The work on this component will employ a strong participatory approach thanks to National Technical Teams contribution. The key steps towards the definition of FRAME monitoring tool are: Providing advice on indicators' relevance and feasibility; Identification of gaps in the SEET countries capability to collect, process and disseminate HRD key indicators; Testing and tailoring the tool to countries' characteristics; Ongoing dialogue with the European and regional stakeholders.

4. Regional component

The regional component aims at knowledge sharing, mutual learning and policy dialogue related to human resources development policies. This is key for the whole region and its EU perspective. The objectives promoted within the component will be:
i) Enhancing regional dialogue and cooperation among the countries on HRD policies with particular reference to the development of a regional response to the SEE 2020 Strategy; and
ii) Encouraging further mainstreaming of regional cooperation in the countries’ political agenda, while ensuring link and synergies with on-going regional activities.


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