European Commission

The Commission works in partnership with the EQAVET Network and manages and supports its work, with the support of the Secretariat. The European Commission chairs the Network and fosters participation by the Member States and the Social Partners.

It will facilitate the development of guidance material, provide information on quality assurance in VET across member countries, and facilitate cooperation and mutual learning

The Commission will present a report every 4 years to the European Parliament and the Council on the experience gained and implications for the future, including if necessary a review of the Recommendation on the establishment of the European quality assurance reference framework for vocational education and training (June 2009). By undertaking an evaluation of the implementation of the Recommendation on the basis of national reports, the Commission will be in a position to revise the process if necessary.

The Commission also reports important outcomes of the Network to the Directors General for Vocational Training (DGVT), the Advisory Committee for Vocational Training (ACVT), the EQF Advisory Group and the Lifelong Learning Programme Committee and other relevant bodies in order to ensure that they contribute to the broader aims of advancing the EU policy agenda for VET.

The European Commission is represented by:


Dana Bachmann

Head of unit Vocational training and adult education; Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig

Dana Bachmann is Head of the Vocational training and adult education; Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig unit at DG EAC. She is responsible for vocational education and training and adult learning policy. In the past, she worked as a lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights and managed diverse projects in the field of environmental law in Central and Eastern Europe.


Koen Bois d'Enghien

Directorate General for Education and Culture Unit: Vocational training and adult education; Erasmus+

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