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euVETsupport: the portal for VET practitioners on EQF and ECVET application in praxis

European cooperation becomes more and more important in order to answer skill shortages and mismatches that challenge our economy already today. European instruments such as the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the European Credit System for Vocational Education (ECVET) and training have been put in place by the European Union in order to address this challenge by

  • supporting the mobility and recruitment of workers across borders,
  • fostering the mobility of learners in order to prepare them for the European labour market,
  • making vocational education and training more corresponsive to the needs of the European labour market,
  • ensuring that workers abilities gained in any learning context receive recognition on the labour market and
  • facilitating lifelong learning of Europeans in order to meet the qualification needs of employers and workers in Europe today and in future.

But European instruments need to be implemented in the daily VET praxis

The implementation of these European instruments and, therefore, the realisation of these aims is not just a question of policy making and discussion among policy makers. In order to bring these tools to life they need to be implemented at the grass-root level of vocational education and training and human resource management … by the trainers, teachers, tutors, educators, recruiters and managers out there who are engaged into VET and work everyday with the beneficiaries of these European tools: learners, workers, job-seekers, career changers, companies, etc..