Workshop: "The Role of Social Partners in Establishing a National Qualification Framework for TVET/Life Long Learning".

Rationale of the Workshop

Our center organizes in the dates 19-20 December workshop with the theme: “The Role of Social Partners in Establishing a National Qualification Framework for TVET/Life Long Learning”  

Education and training is an effective tool in improving the quality of life of citizens and human capacity building, responding to the challenges of socio-economic development in achieving sustainable stability and economic growth. Many academic programs should be designed with Fikus development of lifelong learning. They should provide international education and training tailored to the requirements of the country. As a result many higher education institutions are under pressure to revise and adapt their missions, on the eve of profiling and differentiation of their programs. It is interesting to consider the issues of how higher education institutions, public and respond to rapidly changing labor market, what impact do they have on the economy and how they cope with the current crisis. What is the role of the system of secondary and higher education and the professional training in employment and what role they play in the overall development.

How to answer these questions, we will learn and perfect during our two-day workshop.

The Lisbon Strategy is an important reference when marks a significant turning point in Community policies for higher education and vocational training.

This strategy summarizes the results of a large number of contributors to find a suitable organic formula.

Its objectives can be summarized in the following points:

  1. Improving the quality and efficiency of education and training in the European Union;
  2. Provide accessibility for all;
  3. To consider education and training in a broader perspective.

These objectives, in order to obtain a true and effective training throughout the arc of life (lifelong learning), responsive to individual needs and can support employment, improving the following key issues:

  1. Basic skills;
  2. Learning;
  3. Guidelines lifetime;
  4. The education of citizens;
  5. Mobility;
  6. Training of teachers and trainers;
  7. The effectiveness of the investment;
  8. Integration of Information and Communication Technologies;
  9. The flexibility of the systems in order to make learning accessible to all.

Journey from various technical groups is important synthesis of recommendations in 2004 Maastricht Communiqué outlining future priorities for increasing European cooperation in the field of learning and vocational Self-training .

At the recommended

  • At the national level, to strengthen the contribution of institutions of education and professional training, business and social partners at the prospect of "lifelong learning".
  • At the European level, to develop transparency, quality and mutual trust to promote real transnational market work.
  • Is expected to pursue such actions as: accountability of all stakeholders in VET; rationalization and Europeanization processes VET; elaboration of a European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

Cooperation for development of good practice and innovative transition between impact assessment systems to strong links with the social partners; use of Erasmus + (former Leonardo da Vinci) as a catalyst processes.

Assessment activities and greater consideration of the needs of disadvantaged groups and professional skill level low provision of open learning and individual and flexible ways to promote mobility, reducing barriers between education and vocational training.

The main objective of the workshop is to introduce social partner representatives to essential features they need to have in mind when engaging into designing a qualifications framework and its inherent quality assurance mechanisms for Albania.