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April 2022

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EQAVET Newsletter

European Quality Assurance Reference Framework in Vocational Education and Training - Issue n°2

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News from the EQAVET Network
First pilot EQAVET Peer Review
Members of the EQAVET Network took part in the first pilot EQAVET Peer Review, virtually hosted by the Ministry for Education and Vocational Training in Spain on 30 – 31 March. Colleagues were joined by peers from Austria, Belgium-Flanders, Greece, Italy and Portugal. The Peer Review discussed the plans for a national quality model for VET in Spain and looked at the Quality EQAVET Model for Spain (QEMS), including the quality model, quality evaluation system and indicators for monitoring and self-assessment. Click ‘Main URL’ to read more about the Peer Review.
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Quality assurance and flexibility in learning pathways
Flexibility has become much more important within VET in recent years as there has been a shift to make VET more personalised, learner centred and at the same time more in line with the needs of the labour market. The EQAVET Network came together to see how three countries are adapting their quality assurance approaches to enhanced flexibility in VET. The webinar explored the challenges and solutions for quality assurance in VET within the context of flexible learning pathways. Click ‘Main URL’ below to watch the recording of the webinar.
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News on EU-level discussions and policy developments
Survey on the integration of Ukrainian refugees in VET
The Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission (DG EMPL) launched an online survey on 24 March 2022 addressed to policy makers, social partners and vocational education and training (VET) provider. The survey is open until the end of April 2022 and aims to collect information to be shared among authorities and organisations engaged in welcoming and supporting refugees from the Ukraine through VET, including useful tools, hints and good practices. The preliminary findings from the survey were presented at a webinar that took place on 31 March 2022. Click on ‘Main URL’ to find out more about the preliminary results of the survey.
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See also Complete the survey
European skills index 2022 edition published
CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) has published the 2022 European skills index. The index highlights areas that should be focused on by each country, building on the three pillars of skills development, skills activation and skills matching. To find out more and read the full results, visit the European Skills index website via the ‘Main URL’ below.
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See also More information on Cedefop website
Quality Assurance in VET: Recent national initiatives
EQAVET National Reference Points have been extremely busy in Spring 2022 with different initiatives. These include the development of an instrument for evaluating the quality of distance learning and learning with the help of digital tools in Croatia; the introduction of a new in-service training programme for VET teachers and trainers in Hungary and new guidelines for the implementation of a quality system for VET institutions in Latvia. In addition, Slovakia has marked VET quality month in April 2022 and Spain has introduced a new law for the organisation and integration of vocational training, which includes a quality system aligned with the EQAVET framework.
Dates for your diary: EU-level events
Annual Network Meeting
date 09/06/2022 - 10/06/2022
venue Paris, France
EQAVET Peer Review, hosted by Czech Republic
date 13/06/2022 - 14/06/2022
EQAVET Peer Review, hosted by Luxembourg
date 13/09/2022 - 14/09/2022
EQAVET Peer Review, hosted by Latvia
date 21/09/2022 - 22/09/2022
EQAVET Peer Review, hosted by Bulgaria
date 18/10/2022 - 19/10/2022

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