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Developing Strategies for National Qualifications Frameworks in Albania, Bosnia and Herzogovina, Croatia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro (2003-2004)


In 2003, ETF created a regional dialogue group on national qualification frameworks which involved National Observatory and Ministry representatives. In 2004 the project continued to use the dialogue group to design strategies for the development of qualifications in each country while continuing to share knowledge. These strategies will identify the major constraints in each country and ways in which it might be possible to overcome them. The project built on the current OECD work on Qualifications structures and incorporates information and advice from the Copenhagen process.


Specific objectives for the EIESP included making a contribution to the assessment of the current situations in the countries (Macedonia, Serbia, Albania and Croatia) concerning vocational qualifications and the development of national frameworks and to draw out issues for ETF and key actors in each national system on levels, pathways, recognition, relevance, standards and assessment. In addition, providing a European overview on major qualification issues.


The project was funded by the European Training Foundation (ETF).

EIESP  European Institute of Education and Social Policy

IEEPS Institut Européen d’Éducation et de Politique Sociale

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