This question has led the work of international teams from 7 countries for the last 4 years. Researchers from France, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland worked to develop organisational and financial models for including non-formal sector qualifications in National Qualifications Frameworks during the NQF-in Project.
It is envisaged that the inclusion of non-formal sector qualification will constitute one of most important topics in discussions on NQF implementation at the EU and national levels in the coming years. The main issues in these discussions will consist of model solutions, the quality assurance of this process and its financial aspects.
The process of designing systemic solutions can be supported by learning from international experience. Policy learning can help in expanding government choices and assist decision makers in finding the best solutions.
The main goal of the NQF-in project, which is slowly moving towards its conclusion, is to provide evidence-based support to national governments, EU agencies and key stakeholders in developing policies on including non-formal sector qualification in NQFs.
To get to know the results of the research and work of the NQF-in project, join the participants of the final project conference, which will take place on June 5-6, 2018 in Warsaw! In addition to interesting workshops and plenary sessions, participants will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of different countries in the world on the inclusion of qualifications in NQFs from such exceptional speakers as Dennis van Gessel (representative of the European Commission), Prof. Ewa Chmielecka (NQF-in Expert), Madhu Singh (representative of UNESCO) and Stephan John (freelance expert). The models of the inclusion of non-formal sector qualifications in NQFs will be presented by Polish NQF-in Expert Dr. Horacy Dębowski. His discussants on this topic will be Prof. Christopher Winch (Professor of Educational Philosophy and Policy, King's College London) and Maciej Lasota (representing the Minister of National Education in Poland).
The NQF-in Team cordially invites you to Warsaw on June 5-6 in what promises to be a very informative event.
To attend the conference, please fill in the registration form: https://nqf-in.exposupport.pl/ by May 30, 2018. More information about this event as well as the registration link are available at the NQF-in Project website: http://www.nqf-in.eu/