As part of the initiative to build a European Education Area by 2025, the Council of the European Union adopted on 26 November 2018 the Recommendation on promoting automatic mutual recognition of higher education and upper secondary education and training qualifications and the outcomes of learning periods abroad.
The recognition of qualifications and learning periods abroad in general secondary education is underdeveloped and recognition of both upper secondary qualifications and outcomes of learning periods abroad varies greatly from one country to another. The Recommendation proposes to launch an EU-level cooperation process to initiate closer collaboration and exchange of practices among Member States to foster transparency and build mutual trust. Recognition of the outcomes of learning periods abroad in general secondary education in particular is important for the successful implementation of the future Erasmus+ programme actions for pupil mobility.
The objective of this call for tenders is to establish and support a Europe-wide network of experts and stakeholders on the recognition of outcomes of learning periods abroad in general secondary education. In cooperation with the Network, the contractor will:
- carry out an EU Member State analysis
- develop guidelines and specific recommendations for the relevant stakeholders
- develop the content to feed an online information site
- produce a model training programme for competence-based assessment of mobile pupils
All relevant documents can be found on the official call page