In times of striking economic crisis in Europe, education and training are more in the spotlight than ever, as policymakers are looking for clear responses to challenges faced by the Member States. All over Europe, national VET system and VET organisations are making considerable efforts to face these challenges and are undergoing developments to ensure that VET qualifications meet the highest quality standards and can be built on, refreshed and renewed, in order to maintain their relevance in rapidly changing economies. However, first and foremost, it is crucial that any modernisation of VET systems and organisations and consequent development of new VET standards are actually embedded in the practical implementation of existing European tools - EQF, ECVET and EQAVET – aiming to increase the quality, flexibility, transparency, relevance, comprehensibility and currency of VET qualifications in Europe.
In this context, our project ATTRACT-VET aims at developing a new, innovative and multidisciplinary approach, including a curriculum, training programme and operational guidelines, in order to empower VET providers (concretely: managers, team leaders, project managers, contents/programme designers, trainers/teachers, other educational staff) to use the existing European transparency tools for qualification (EQF), credits (ECVET) and quality assurance (EQAVET), and in order to modernise and improve the level of quality, excellence and attractiveness of their VET organisations and enhance the European mobility of skilled labour force.
To successful achieve this, the project will benefit from the transnational cooperation by involving relevant expertise, experience and resources from a multidisciplinary partnership of seven organisations from Sweden, Austria, Latvia, Portugal, Greece, Ireland and Cyprus.
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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project number: [2015-SE01-KA202-012256]