The focus for the ad hoc working group has been to map how the Nordic offices deal with recognition of qualifications on EQF (European Qualification Framework) level 3–5.
The organization of vocational education and training (VET) varies in the Nordic countries. The mandates for the different recognition schemes are not identical, and variation exists in the involvement of stakeholders.
The ad hoc working group’s soft recommendation to the Nordic Council of Ministers is therefore to strengthen the cooperation between Nordic ENIC-NARIC offices regarding recognition of qualifications on EQF levels 3–5, and to explore the possibility of creating a NORRIC information platform for these qualification levels.
The ad hoc working group recommends that automatic recognition of the educational level of Nordic VET is explored further, and that this should be investigated with the relevant stakeholders.
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