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  1. Learning Opportunities financed by EU grants

    The Commission makes direct financial contributions in the form of grants in support of projects or organisations which further the interests of the EU or contribute to the implementation of an EU programme or policy. Interested parties can apply by responding to calls for proposals. http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm ...

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  2. European Alliance for Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships combine vocational education and training in school and in a company and lead to a nationally recognised qualification.  The Alliance aims to increase the quality and supply of apprenticeships across Europe and to change mind-sets towards this type of learning. http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/vocational-policy/alliance_en.htm ...

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  3. Europass

    Europass is an initiative which aims to help you make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe- whether you are enrolling in an education or training programme, looking for a job, or getting experience abroad. https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/about ...

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  4. Useful Links

    Erasmus+ Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020.The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.     Euroguidance is network of centres linking together the Careers Guidance systems in Europe. Euroguidance promotes mobility, helping guidance counsellors and individuals to better understand the opportunities available to European citizens throughout Europe.     Europass CV and more! To help making your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe      Eurodesk is the main provider of information on European policies and opportunities for young people and those who work with them.     /ploteus/ro/file/multiranklogopngmultirank_logo.png The U-Multirank website provides a new way for anyone to compare universities from all around the world –matching like with like, allowing you to see what they’re best at.     Need information about recognition of your diplomas to study or work abroad? Visit the revamped ENIC (European Network of Information Centres in the European Region) and NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centres in the European Union) website.     EURAXESS- Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support ser ...

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  5. About EQF

    This site is tool to help you study or work in a different country.   ...

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  6. Criteria and procedures for referencing national qualifications levels to the EQF

    This document contains the criteria and procedures to reference national qualifications levels to the EQF ...

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  7. External study on evaluation of the Implementation of the European Qualifications Framework Recommendation

    This evaluation report provides an overview of progress made in the implementation of the EQF Recommendation between 2008 and 2012. The objective of this evaluation was to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, impact and sustainability of the EQF. This report is one of many contributions to the Commission's report to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the EQF Recommendation. ...

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  8. EQAVET

    Find information on quality assurance in European VET systems, the EQAVET Network’s agenda and activities, relevant documents and useful links http://www.eqavet.eu/gns/home.aspx ...

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  9. Descriptors defining levels in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)

    Each of the 8 levels is defined by a set of descriptors indicating the learning outcomes relevant to qualifications at that level in any system of qualifications.   Knowledge Skills Responsibility and autonomy   In the context of EQF, knowledge is described as theoretical and/or factual. In the context of EQF, skills are described as cognitive (involving the use of logical, intuitive and creative thinking) and practical (involving manual dexterity and the use of methods, materials, tools and instruments). In the context of the EQF responsibility and autonomy is described as the ability of the learner to apply knowledge and skills autonomously and with responsibility Level 1 The learning outcomes relevant to Level 1 are Basic general knowledge Basic skills required to carry out simple tasks Work or study under direct supervision in a structured context Level 2 The learning outcomes relevant to Level 2 are Basic factual knowledge of a field of work or study Basic cognitive and practical skills required to use relevant information in order to carry out tasks and to solve routine problems using simple rules and tools Work or study under supervision with some autonomy Level 3 The learning outcomes relevant to Level 3 are Knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts, in a field of work or study A range of cognitive and practical skills required to accomplish tasks and solve problems by selecting and applying basic methods, tools, materials and information Take responsibility for completion of tasks ...

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  10. How does the EQF work?

    Why the EQF? The free movement of people in Europe is one of the most important goals of the EU. However, the understanding and the recognition of diplomas and certificates issued in the different national education and training systems of the 28 Member States of the EU is a challenge. For this reason, the EU developed a translation device to make national qualifications more readable in order to promote workers' and learners' mobility, facilitating their lifelong learning and occupational mobility across Europe. This is the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning (EQF). What is the EQF? The EQF helps to compare national qualifications systems and enable communication among them. The core of the EQF are eight common European reference levels, which are described in learning outcomes: knowledge, skills and responsibility and autonomy. This makes it more understandable what a learner with a qualification related to the EQF knows, understands and is able to do. This approach enables to compare all types and levels of qualifications including qualifications from higher education, vocational education and training and general education, but also qualifications awarded by the private sector and international organisations. Level 1 presents the lowest level of proficiency, level 8 the highest. In principle all possible ways of learning can lead to the learning outcomes of a particular level, including the learning taking place in non-formal and informal contexts.  The EQF initiative is close ...

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