Standardisation by EU instruments - curriculum

The consortium partners of Reacti-VET project, led by the UK partner (CAPDM Ltd.), have reviewed the educational frameworks developed by the EU (such as EQF, e-Competence Framework, DigComp 2.1 and DigCompEdu, EQAVET and ECVET) and based on the analyses they have agreed that Reacti-VET teachers’ training program  fits into the EQF and DigCompEdu frameworks. 

The European educational policy instruments are developed in order to:

  • promote harmonisation of the different educational systems;
  • improve transparency, transferability and comparability of national qualifications by:
    • showing the relationship between qualifications;
    • making the qualifications more comparable and transparent in Europe, and
    • enhancing mutual trust.

In the long term these instruments are central to promoting the success of the strategic aims declared in Europe 2020, namely for increasing mobility (Youth on the move[1]), for bridging the gap between the labour market and for education by

  • supporting lifelong learning and awareness-raising related to different learning paths, and recognition of a broader range of learning forms (including non-formal and informal learning);
  • reinforcing the use of learning outcomes in standards-setting, curricula and assessment;
  • contributing to the establishment of a common approach for describing learning outcomes in different subsystems.

The aim of this intellectual outcome was to prepare the transparency of the Reacti-VET training program at European level and to provide a model for the national accreditation of the program in the partner countries.

[1] Youth on the Move is a comprehensive package of policy initiatives on education and employment for young people in Europe. Launched in 2010, it is part of the Europe 2020 strategy. It aims to improve young people’s education and employability, to increase the youth-employment rate – in line with the wider EU target of achieving a 75% employment rate for the working-age population (20-64 years).