Objectives of the partnership

The EU recommendation on the implementation of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF) stipulates that the Member States should designate national coordination points (NCP) to promote the EQF implementation process.  One of the major tasks of the NCP is, in conjunction with other relevant national authorities establish links between the national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) and the EQF, in order to promote the quality and transparency of qualifications.
In the referencing and recognition process there are good examples and experiences in higher education (HE). The recognition of HE qualifications has been developed through the Bologna Process, introducing and implementing the European Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (ECTS) and through ENIC/NARIC networks. This has served as a bases for referencing HE qualifications to the EQF. Although the developments making vocational education and training (VET) qualifications more transparent and comparable started with the Copenhagen Process and has developed through the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET), there is a lack of good practices, mutual understanding and trust in this process. Therefore, the NCP-VET-CO project was initiated on one hand in order to develop an effective network of NCPs and build mutual trust between partner countries, and, on other hand, to help participating countries to develop their national qualifications frameworks or systems and link them to the EQF (with special focus on VET qualifications) through exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences in this field.
The main goal of the NCP-VET-CO project was to develop an effective network of NCPs and build mutual trust between partner countries. Exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences in this field was also aimed at helping participating countries to develop their national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) or systems and linking their VET qualifications to NQFs and through these to the EQF. All the participating organizations are developing their national qualifications systems or frameworks and they all are actual or potential NCPs in their home country.

PARTNERSHIP AND DISTRIBUTION OF TASKS

Before every meeting each partner prepared a presentation according to the scheme prepared by leading partner. Each partner could suggest additional points to this scheme.
After every meeting minutes were taken by the organization where the meeting was held.
Each partner wrote a report after every meeting - how they have used and implemented the knowledge gained through last/previous meeting.
All partners disaminated the results of the project to relevant stakeholders in their home country.