European Quality Assurance Reference Framework

The European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (Reference Framework) is designed to promote better vocational education and training by providing authorities with common tools for the management of quality.

The Reference Framework forms part of a series of European initiatives which aim is to recognise qualifications and competences received by learners across different countries or learning environments, thereby promoting modernisation, mutual trust and mobility in vocational education and training (VET).

Developed by Member States in cooperation with the European Commission, the Reference Framework has now been adopted by the European Parliament and the Council. It is a key element in the follow-up of the Copenhagen Declaration and the ongoing work in renewing Europe’s education and training systems. 

The adoption and implementation of the Framework in the participating countries is voluntary.

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