National qualifications framework developments in Europe Analysis and overview 2015-16

Publications Office of the European Union, 2018

This synthesis report, the sixth since Cedefop started its regular monitoring of national qualifications frameworks (NQFs), looks into NQF developments and progress made in 39 countries (1) and 43 NQFs during 2015-16. It points to the impact of NQFs on systems of education and training, and identifies challenges ahead.

Political commitment to the implementation of NQFs in 2015-16 was confirmed and demonstrated: by the growing number of fully operational frameworks; by the almost completed referencing of NQFs to the European qualifications framework (EQF); and by the increasing visibility of national qualifications frameworks (and their levels) in qualifications documents and/or databases.


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