“Development of qualifications framework for lifelong learning” – this is the title of a new EPRD project. That is another success of the company in the SEE region.
The project is complex. The main objective is to strengthen quality and efficiency of the education system including the provision of adult learning and contribute to the comparability of education systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina with education systems in the EU. Also, the project aims to develop and implement the qualifications framework with a focus on vocational education and training and adult education.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has begun a systematic process of introducing reforms, in order to put education closer to current European trends. The assumption of the government is that the education and training have the fundamental role in achieving the objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. This reflects the approach adopted in the European Union, which was expressed in the Europe 2020 strategy. The aim of the education system reform is to improve the responsiveness to new demands and trends, in order to better meet the skills needs of the labour market and the social and cultural challenges of a globalised world. As a potential candidate to the EU – Bosnia and Herzegovina try to develop similar standards.
The European Union supports the reforms held in Bosnia and Herzegovina under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). The projects financed by the EU seek to improves the policies by recommendations and the basis for new legislative frameworks, new bodies and procedures, capacity building and training. Such activities will be taken also in the new project. The EPRD has a deep experience in the sector, as well as in the Balkans, what has been appreciated again by the European Commission.
The value of the project “Development of qualifications framework for lifelong learning” is 1.5 mln euro. EPRD is leading a consortium composed of IBF, INBAS and SQA. The implementation begins in 2016 and will last for two years.