European Qualification Framework (EQF)
The National Qualifications Framework means an instrument for classifying qualifications according to a set of criteria corresponding to specific learning levels achieved, the purpose of which is to integrate and coordinate national qualifications subsystems and to improve the transparency, access, progress and quality of qualifications in relation to the labor market and civil society.
The national qualifications system means all aspects of a Member State’s activity related to the recognition of learning and other mechanisms that link education and training to the labor market and civil society. It includes the development and implementation of institutional arrangements and processes relating to quality assurance, evaluation and the award of qualifications. A national qualification system may consist of several subsystems and may include a national qualifications framework.
New key competences
In January 2018, the European Commission made a proposal for a recommendation to establish new key competences in order to promote common values, inclusive education and the European dimension of education.
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COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION of 22 May 2017 on the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning and repealing the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on the establishment of the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning. (2017/C 189/03)
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