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Public consultation on a “European Area of Skills and Qualifications”

10/04/2014 | 0 comments

Image text - What's in it for me Period of consultation: From 17.12.2013 to 15.04.2014

Policy field: Education

Target groups: All stakeholders and individuals are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from stakeholders interested in or affected by policies and tools on recognition and transparency of skills and qualifications, including learners and workers, governmental bodies, education and training institutions, employers, federations of employers, trade unions, public and private employment services, chambers of industry, commerce and skilled crafts, qualification authorities, guidance services, youth and youth work organisations, voluntary sector organisations, experts.

Objective of the consultation

The objective of the consultation is to collect the views of stakeholders on the problems faced by learners and workers with regard to the transparency and recognition of their skills and qualifications when moving within and between EU Member States, on the adequacy of the related European policies and instruments and on the potential benefits of developing a “European Area of Skills and Qualifications”.

The consultation addresses in particular the following issues:

  • How to place a stronger focus on higher and more relevant skills?
  • Further strengthening links between education/training, mobility and the labour market
  • Adapting to internationalisation trends
  • Ensuring overall coherence of tools and policies and further implementing the learning outcomes approach
  • Ensuring clarity of rules and procedures for the recognition of skills and qualifications for further learning
  • Increasing the focus on quality assurance
  • Providing learners and workers with a single access point to obtain information and services supporting a European area of skills and qualifications

How to submit your contribution

Online Consultation Form:

For further details and background document, visit the Consultation webpage

Download the consultation document in PDF format from the right hand panel.

Period of consultation: From 17.12.2013 to 15.04.2014


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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): European Commission
Language(s): EN


Publisher: European Commission
Date published on the web: 17/12/2013


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