EQAVET(European Quality Assurance) is a community of practice bringing together Member States, Social Partners and the European Commission to promote European collaboration in developing and improving quality assurance in VET by using the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework.
European cooperation in education and training is a key driver of reform and has created new ways of working between Member States and other key stakeholders throughout the continuum of the lifelong learning process. The Bologna Process in higher education, the Education and Training Work Programme 2010 and its successor, the Renewed Education Strategy 2020, and an increased focus on the importance of early years and adult education in a lifelong learning context have contributed to creating an enhanced awareness of the importance of holistic approaches to policymaking in education and training and the need to focus on issues of context when addressing implementation issues.
EQUAVET WHAT THEY DO
The EQAVET Work Programme 2013-2015 has been devised on the basis of its members’ experiences of developing their national approaches to the implementation of the Recommendation on the establishment of the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (EQAVET Recommendation). It also builds on the experience of implementing theEQAVET Work Programme 2010-2012.
The Work Programme proposes the range and type of activities which are necessary to ensure that the EQAVET Recommendation is implemented in a way which embeds a culture of quality assurance throughout the EU. Embedding a culture of quality assurance for VET among all relevant stakeholders within and across Member States requires a bottom-up approach for the development and ownership of quality processes in VET systems.
Building on this principle, the activities of the Work Programme involve key players in the Member States as well as the European Commission, Social Partners and EU relevant stakeholders (in particular EU VET providers associations). The activities proposed are characterised by their flexibility and responsiveness to the emerging policy needs, which will ensure their relevance and usefulness.
Encouraging, stimulating and supporting the national implementation processes should be the focal-point within the work of the network in 2013-2015 with two distinguishable levels of action:
1. Supporting implementation at national level
2. Strengthening synergies and European cooperation.
What is EQAVET?
Leaflet introducing European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training. Download Pdf
EQAVET Work Programme 2013-2015
The brochure outlines the priorities and plan of action of the EQAVET work programme for years 2013-2015..Download Pdf