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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Employment, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Training centres

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Mediterranean countries: Turkey


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to develop qualified and certified labour force and ensuring an efficient formal and non-formal vocational education and training system.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To establish and/or develop and operationalize Occupational Standards Development Vocational Knowledge and Skills Testing and Certification Centres (VOC-TEST Centres) in 15 sectors
– To establish and initiate an efficient, sustainable and reliable National Vocational Qualifications System (NVQS)

– Strengthening the link between education and employment
– Promoting recognition of prior learning
– Supporting lifelong learning process
– Facilitating  the harmonization of the National Qualifications Framework with European Qualifications Framework

Among financed actions
– Making needs analysis in accordance with sectoral requirements
– Establishing technical working groups consisting of field experts
– Conducting workshops in order to implement job analysis on related occupations
– Implementing pilot testing so as to provide quality assurance of national qualifications