The Seminar was organized following the conclusions from the Irish Presidency Conference on quality assurance in qualifications frameworks held in March 2013 in Dublin.
The main aim of the international Seminar was to facilitate the dialogue between the main actors in higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET) underpinning the issue of exchange and mutual learning about different and similar quality assurance (QA) arrangements in order to promote their greater compatibility. The Seminar firstly addressed the issue of QA systems in HE and VET in relation to the development and implementation of national qualifications frameworks reflecting and responding to the EQF and QF-EHEA. Secondly, the Seminar tackled the issue of different QA arrangements for facilitating recognition of qualifications, both in HE and VET.
The Seminar raised a lot of interest among different stakeholders and was attended by approximately 80 participants from 15 European countries.
The following day the Regional Seminar "Regional Capacities for Quality Assurance and their Relation to Development and Implementation of NQFs" within the TFBHC and ERI SEE Cluster of Knowledge: Development of NQFs, took place. The participating countries presented their QA arrangements in HE and VET with the aim of exchanging examples of good practice and identifying ideas for further cooperation.