Peer Learning NQF – Kick-off and 1st meeting

February 20, 2017 to February 21, 2017

Istanbul (Turkey)


Anna Opitz ([email protected])

CAEP is organizing a series of three Peer Learning events on NQF:

  • 1st meeting and Kick-off in Istanbul, February 20-21, 2017
  • 2nd Meeting in Istanbul April 24-25, 2017
  • 3rd Meeting Riga September 18-19, 2017


  • to facilitate a policy dialogue and knowledge exchange in the field of education and to support regional collaboration


  • Mutual learning and experience exchange on current developments among policy makers and experts of the Central Asia and EU countries on NQF facilitated;
  • Learning about policy implementation approaches, challenges and solutions
  • Good practices shared and know-how on concrete implementation steps of NQFs deepened
  • Recommendations drafted to support the process of implementation of qualification frameworks in the respective countries

The first meeting will examine the following topics: 1. Integration of NQFs into the existing systems of qualifications:

  • 1.1 Common understanding of concepts and terminology
  • 1.2 The “building blocks” of a NQF and possible sequences of steps
  • 1.3 How to set up Sectoral Qualifications Bodies
  • 1.4 Building coherence between General Education, HE and VET

The 2 and 3 meeting will focus on Recognition and certification of Learning Outcomes from any form of learning (including work-based learning, dual learning, part-time, e-learning, etc.) and Involving the world of work in defining, maintaining and assessing qualifications. The key theme for the 4th meeting will be Alignment and self-certification of national qualifications to international Qualification Frameworks. Education experts from Latvia and Poland will share their experiences and discuss practice-oriented questions centring around NQF implementation issues, moderated by CAEP experts.