Participating Countries

The following countries have participated in the EQAVET working groups which produced this on-line tool to support the national implementation approaches for VET inline with the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for VET.

Country Name Organisation
Austria Franz Gramlinger Michaela Jonach ARQA-VET
Austria Helene Babel Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture
Belgium (FL) Jan Meers Flemish Agency for Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training
Belgium (FL) Naomi Wauterickx Flemish Department of Education and Training
Belgium (FR) Jean-Pierre Malarme Ministère de la Communbauté Française Conseil de l’Education et de la Formation
Cyprus Nicholas Andilios Ministry of Education and Culture
Croatia Ana Gajzer Agency for Vocational Education and Training
Czech Republic Eva Filipová The Czech School Inspectorate
Czech Republic Michaela Marsikova Institute for Information on Education
Denmark Gunvor Krarup Vedstesen Ministry of Education
Estonia Marge Kroonmäe Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKKA)
Estonia Rita Siilivask Ministry of Education and Research
Finland Leena Koski Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE)
Germany Thomas Gruber German Reference Point for Quality Assurance in VET (DEQA-VET) - Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
Germany Wolfgang Kreher Hessisches Kultusministerium
Hungary István Kiszter National Institute of Vocational and Adult Education (NIVE)
Ireland Rhona Dempsey FETAC
Italy Mauricio Mosca ISFOL
Latvia Aivars Stankevičs State Service of Education Quality
Lithuania Ruta Karvelyte Qualification and Vocational Education Development Centre
Malta Anthony Saliba Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology
Netherlands Siegfried Willems Ellen Hanselman CINOP International Agency
Norway Kari Fyhn Cecilia Lyche Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training
Portugal Isilda Fernandes Carla Ferreira General Directorate for Employment and Vocational Training
Romania Viorel Tiganescu National Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development
Romania Gabriel Radu National Centre for Initial VET (NCDTVET)
Slovakia Gabriela Jakubová State Vocational Education Institute
Slovenia Simona Knavs Katja Jeznik Slovenian National Institute for VET
Spain Javier Molina Tornero Ministry of Education
UK Kim Ebrahim Welsh Assembly Governme Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills
UK Nick Gibson Department for Employment and Learning
Turkey Murat Midas Ministry of National Education Turkey
Social Partners Astrid Kristin Moen Sund Utdanningsforbundet
Social Partners Helen Hoffmann UEAPME
Social Partners Morten Smistrup LO - Danish Confederation of Trade Unions
Social Partners Katalin Tajtiné Hatos EGIS Pharmaceuticals Pic
Cedefop Tina Bertzeletou Cedefop
EQAVET Expert Keith Brumfitt Maria Emilia Galvão
Chairs
Romania Dana Stroie and National Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development
Hungary Katalin Molnár-Stadler National Institute of Vocational and Adult Education (NIVE)

The EQAVET Quality Cycle builds on the result achieved by the ENQAVET Thematic Groups on Developing guidelines for quality assurance in VET systems and on Indicators, reviewing and agreeing definitions (2008-2009).

Participants of the ENQAVET Thematic Group on Developing guidelines for supporting quality assurance in VET systems (2008-2009): Helene Babel (Austria, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture), Monica Ioannou (Cyprus, Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus), Kalle Toom (Estonia, Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia), Leena Koski (Finland, Finnish National Board of Education), Karin Kuessner (Germany, Federal Ministry for Education and Research), Magdolna Benke (Hungary, National Institute of Vocational and Adult Education), Antonia Petetti (Italy, Regione Umbria), Giorgio Allulli (Italy, Institute for the Development of Vocational Training of Workers, ISFOL), Chantal Fandel (Luxembourg, Ministere de l’Education nationele et de la Formation professionnelle), Thea van den Boom (The Netherlands, Ministry of Education Culture and Science/Directorate of VET -chairperson-), Edite Vieira and Isilda Fernandes (Portugal, Directorate General for Employment and Industrial Relations), Nela Plugarescu (Romania, Consiliul National de Formare Profesionala a Adultilor / PHARE Project Implementation Unit for Establishment of National Authority for Qualifications), Simona Knavs (Slovenia, National Institute for VET). Expert: Keith Brumfitt.

Participants of the ENQAVET Thematic Group on Indicators, reviewing and agreeing definitions (2008-2009): Wilhelm König (Austria, Provincial School Council for Lower Austria), Vladimír Hulík (Czech Republic, Institute for Information on Education –chairperson-), Gunvor Krarup Vedstesen (Denmark, Ministry of Education), Maie Kitsing (Estonia, Ministry of Education and Research), Mika Tammilehto and Tarja Riihimäki (Finland, Ministry of Education), István Kiszter (Hungary, National Institute of Vocational and Adult Education), Rhona Dempsey (Ireland, Further Education and Training Awards Council, FETAC), Giorgio Allulli (Italy, Institute for the Development of Vocational Training of Workers, ISFOL). Giedre Beleckiene and Lina Vaitkute (Lithuania, Methodological Centre for VET), Doris Mangion (Malta, Malta Qualifications Council), Roy Tjoa (The Netherlands, Olav Reiersen (Norway, Norwegian Directorate For Education and Training), Margarida Abreu (Portugal, Directorate General for Employment and Industrial Relations), Serban Iosifescu (Romania, Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Pre-university Education), Javier Molina Tornero and Ismael Gómez Escalonilla Martín Caro (Spain, Ministry of Education, Social Policy and Sport), Alison Rowland (UK, Learning and Skills Improvement Service, LSIS), Hermann Nehls (Social Partners, DGB- Bundesvorstand), Thomas Mayr (Social Partners, Institut für Bildungsforschung der Wirtschaft), Tina Bertzeletou (CEDEFOP). Expert: Maria Emília Galvão.

To view the ENQAVET Thematic Groups reports check our website at: http://www.eqavet.eu/gns/library/publications/2009.aspx

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