- On 14/01/2020
“The European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (EQAVET Framework) is designed to promote better vocational education and training by providing authorities with common tools for the management of quality. “- EQAVET
This framework has different characteristics:
- includes the need for regular monitoring (involving internal and external evaluation mechanisms) and reporting on progress;
- uses common quality criteria and indicative descriptors to underpin the monitoring and reporting arrangements;
- stresses the importance of common indicators to support the evaluation, monitoring and quality assurance of VET systems and providers.
Entrepreneurial learning in vocational education and training (VET) aims at helping young people developing the skills they need for both life and employment. VET is one of the priorities of the EU to enhance it in European institutions at is best for years. According to the European Commission, “vocational education and training is a key element of lifelong learning systems, which equip citizens with knowledge, skills and competences required in particular occupations and on the labour market.” The EQAVET is a reference to help VET to be promoted in Europe due to their similar activities and action for Europe.
Eurocrea Merchant is taking part in the European project “Inqual: Imprinting Quality to Entrepreneurship Education” which is based on two of our main working topics, entrepreneurship education and quality assurance. INQUAL aims at bringing significant support to VET providers in entrepreneurship education to embrace the transparency mechanisms to have compelling quality assurance, “and enhance the training offers for VET providers in this sector”- INQUAL. Therefore, Inqual has developed a Toolkit to support Quality Managers in their efforts to improve the quality management system of their organisation.
Across Europe, there are different entrepreneurship programmes for VET pupils. In Germany, the programme JUNIOR is teaching to students (from primary school to university) how to create their own company and make it rise. In Italy, through the programme, SIMULIMPRESA “(a member of Europen – Pen International) around 400 schools are offering entrepreneurship education by means of practice firms. The practice firm is a simulated enterprise that mirrors the operation of a real-world business company acting as a sponsor”- EU report on Entrepreneurship in Vocational Education and Training.
Entrepreneurship education has to keep being implemented in Europe to foster the awareness of its benefits for enterprises and European citizens.