Novemeber 2019

Study on ‘Peer Review and the work of the EQAVET Network’ is now published!
Peer review in the education and training sector means the evaluation of an institution, activity or product by one or more peers i.e. by someone who does the same or a similar job to those being assessed. It may be used as an alternative to formal external evaluation.
The analysis presented in this study is based on two sources: desk research into the definition and the implementation of peer review at VET provider and system levels, and documentation provided by the EQAVET national reference points (NRPs), which are funded under Erasmus+ programme.
The Study, conducted by the EQAVET expert Giorgio Allulli in collaboration with the EQAVET Secretariat in early 2019, provides insights into the benefits the work on EU quality assurance in VET  could gain by utilising peer review processes at system level. 

November 2017

EQAVET Secretariat study and policy note on Strengthening the role of EQAVET national reference points – Insights from the study of their work programmes developed within the framework of the funding provided under the Erasmus+ programme 2016

19 EQAVET National Reference Points (NRPs) participated in the Erasmus+ Programme key activity 3 in 2016. The call provided funding for the activities of NRPs to support the implementation of the tasks assigned to them by the EQAVET Recommendation.

Download the EQAVET Secretariat policy note Strengthening the role of EQAVET national reference points – Insights from the study of their work programmes developed within the framework of the funding provided under the Erasmus+ programme 2016-2017:

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December 2014

Report of the Joint Expert Seminar on Quality Assurance in vocational education and training (VET) and higher Education (HE) for improving their permeability

Education and training are a key part of the Europe 2020 strategy for responding to the major social and financial challenges faced by EU member states. The needs of individuals as they build their learning and career pathways need to be the drivers by which policymakers identify strategies for responding to the challenges identified in Europe 2020. Effective quality assurance is a key part of ensuring that both higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET) respond to the needs of the labour market, society and individual citizens. This is the context within which the joint expert seminar on quality assurance and improving the permeability between VET and higher education was organised by CEDEFOP and the EQAVET Secretariat, in the premises generously offered by the European Economic and Social Committee.

June 2014

WBLEQAVET - Quality assuring work-based learning

Introducing quality assurance frameworks in work-based learning (WBL) has become a priority in recent years. Countries at the early stages of developing their quality assurance practices can learn from the experiences of others who have already implemented comparable quality approaches for WBL. The EQAVET network has identified a series of common themes, called building blocks, which have been used to establish and strengthen quality assurance processes in WBL, in line with EQAVET (the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework or EQAVET Framework for short). The building blocks present an early analysis of approaches to quality assurance for WBL.

June 2013

Study on quality assurance in continuous VET and on future development of EQAVET. Study commmised by the European Commission

September 2012


This report presents the outputs from the joint seminar for national, regional and sectoral stakeholders involved in implementing EQAVET, EQF or ECVET. Representatives from each of the European networks, together with colleagues from the higher education sector, met to consider how units which are based on learning outcomes can support learners. The seminar focussed on synergies between the European instruments and identified how participants could learn from each other’s experience. The seminar aimed to identify common understandings in relation to the use of units and questions for each European network to consider. The seminar was organised by the ECVET team and hosted at the Lycée hôtelier Guillaume Tirel in Paris, France.

Joint_seminar_2011EQAVET-ECVET-EQF Joint Seminar Report

This report presents the results of the joint seminar for national stakeholders involved in the implementation of EQAVET, EQF and ECVET on the impact of the shift to learning outcomes on qualifications-related processes and the influence of the EU tools on those processes in their respective countries.The seminar was organised by the EQAVET Secretariat and hosted by the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Bonn, Germany on 14-15 November 2011.

June 2011

Information Gathering Exercise cover Information Gathering Exercise

Information Gathering Exercise on quality assurance procedures in the processes of certification, curricula setting, accreditation and training of trainers in European VET systems.

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