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Albania

Investing in education and training to enhance job opportunity

The ETF cooperates with and complements the work of the European Commission and the European External Action Service in its support to Albania, including responding to requests from the Delegation of the European Union to Albania contributing to EU-Albania bilateral policy dialogue. 

The ETF gives input to EU policy monitoring mechanisms, including the Economic Reform Programme for the social sector, in particular in training and employment policy, assessment of progress on the Small Business Act for Europe and wider human capital developments reported in the Torino Process. It encourages Albanian actors to participate in European platforms and dialogue processes.

Moreover, the ETF provides policy advice for the operationalisation of the new National Agency for Employment and Skills and the VET management information system, and collaborates with the Albanian Qualification Framework taskforce supporting the implementation of the recognition of prior learning and the assessment of VET providers providing post-secondary vocational qualifications.

Other ETF activities include advice on the evaluation of VET student company internships, network support from European Alliance for Apprenticeships, assistance in the establishment of the dual training system under the National Chamber of Crafts, piloting the EU SELFIE exercise to embed digital technologies in teaching, learning and student assessment, and participation of Albanian experts to the ETF Forum for Quality Assurance in VET. The ETF is also developing a training package on video pedagogy to support the professional development of teachers and trainers.  

More information

Country Strategy Paper 2017-20 Actions 2020 Albania
Work-based learning in Albania, Factsheet, 2020 update
Quality assurance in vocational education and training in Albania – 2020